Thursday, July 03, 2014

Interest via Pinterest

Wow, okay.
So apparently with the help of Pinterest, my little ol' blog has gotten some attention lately, especially the series of posts on How to Survive Nursing School.
Well my darlings, I just celebrated the 3rd anniversary of me passing NCLEX.
To be honest, even while I was writing that series, I didn't know if I would make it. But I did. And now I'm becoming the kind of nurse who I'd want taking care of my loved ones.

I just wanted to say how honored I am to have helped a few of you along the way with my own experiences, triumphs, and tragedies during nursing school. Nursing school is literally a battle of blood, sweat, and tears.
You [or someone else] will bleed.
You will sweat.
And yes, you WILL cry.

But guess what? It's worth it.
When a family member hugs you and says thank you for all you've done.
When a doctor puts his/her hand on your shoulder and gives it a gentle squeeze.
When your husband/boyfriend/significant other proudly introduces you as a nurse.
When you put a bandaid on your neighbor's kid's knee because he tripped in the driveway.
When you catch labs and vital signs trending in a dangerous direction.
When YOU are the one breathing for a patient during a code or pushing meds to restart their heart.
All these reasons and a million more that I can't even think of at the moment.
Those are the reasons why nursing it worth it.

No matter how much blood, sweat, and tears it takes to get there.



alanaransley said...

Congratulations! I keep trying to decide whether to resurrect my blog or not. It keeps getting hits, but I'm not sure that being a school nurse is interesting enough for most people.

Joanna said...

Very glad I found your blog via pinterest!! loving it!