It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. But not only romantic love. Here are seven reasons nurses shared with us about why they love being nurses, today and always.
1. I have a job that allows me to really make a difference in the lives of others, in a very hands-on kind of way. Sometimes, by helping to save that very life. That’s something to love, for sure. – Alana M.
2. There’s something to be said for the job stability this career path offers. I’ve been an RN for more than fifteen years and I have never had a problem finding a job, no matter where I’ve moved or what setting I’ve wanted to work in. I think that’s pretty unheard of in other careers. – Jennifer B.
3. I love that I get to help people AND earn a great salary doing so. The work isn’t always easy, but there are a lot of hard jobs out there that pay a lot less than being a nurse. I love my job, and I love my paycheck for doing it. – Ann R.
4. The connections I’ve made with patients and with my coworkers have given me a lot to be thankful for, a lot to love. I have been there in the time of need of many, and I’m blessed to say that. – Deidre N.
5. I love the flexibility of being a nurse. I’ve always been a night owl, and I’m a big fan of the fact that I get to work the night shift. Can’t do that with a regular 9 to 5. – Katherine W.
6. I’m always learning. Every single day that I have done this job, I have learned something. And I’ve been doing it for twenty-two years. I love that. – Mary M.
7. Being a nurse, especially in the ER, keeps you on your toes. I am never bored at work, and that’s a good thing. Even if my feet sometimes kill me, I still love it. – Daniel G.
Disclaimer: The viewpoint expressed in this article is the opinion of the author and is not necessarily the viewpoint of the owners or employees at Healthcare Staffing Innovations, LLC.