7 Reasons to Love Being a Nurse

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.