This Year, Nurses Are Thankful For…


We asked and you answered: what has your career in nursing made you most thankful for? We received a lot of great responses—some hilarious, some heartwarming—and we picked our top ten favorite answers to feature this week. Here they are.

I am grateful for chairs, couches, benches, tables, floors, and any other solid surface I can sit on at the end of a long day. People who don’t work in healthcare don’t know. They take sitting for granted. —Ashley N.

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I am thankful for the opportunity to care for individuals with incredible strength and resilience in very difficult circumstances and to have worked with healthcare professionals who shared compassion and provided good care in very difficult times. —Sarah C.

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I appreciate peace and quiet like no other. —Julie Q.

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I’ve been a nurse for over twenty years. In that time, I’ve had the opportunity to connect with so many patients. I’m thankful for them, the trust they’ve put in me, and that I’ve had the chance to help them. —Michelle M.

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I’m thankful for the people I have met throughout my career, from my coworkers and mentors to the people who have trusted me to care for them. This line of work isn’t always easy, but it sure is worth it. —Felicia V.

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My team. I am so thankful for my team. The way we work together and get stuff done. I wouldn’t be nearly as successful without the people who work alongside me. —Danielle T.

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My job has taught me that life is precious. I’m thankful to be alive way more now than before I was a nurse. —Monica D.

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I’m grateful for COMFORTABLE SHOES! —Brenda J.

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My husband. I am so dang thankful for him and the way he holds down the fort at home. He puts up with a lot, that’s for sure. —Tracy H.

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I’m thankful for patients who don’t complain. 😉 —Michael U.

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No matter what you are thankful for this year, we are thankful for you and all you do. Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.

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.

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