Hope. An astounding noun and an even more desirable verb. Both definitions describe what nurses respectively, are and give to people in need of healing. Listed below are personal goals to realize this calling.
Assure the call. “Nursing is not just a job. It’s a calling,” my former LPN instructor declared during our first day in the course. I humbly agree and stand by this statement. After years of experience working in the field, many of my former colleagues pursued different careers. They have grown weary of what nursing intensely demands every day in hospitals – patience. Careful prayer and personal evaluation about nursing are a must, before moving towards the other goals.
Otherwise, boredom and deadly apathy will occur long term.
Now that being a nurse is truly the desire and call in one’s life, being passionate about learning is the cruicial next step. Learning never ceases after nursing school. No two people are alike and must be treated individually with mindful attention to acheive set care plan goals. This immensely shortens recovery time and improves overall quality of life! Making daily learning a passion and not a chore is indeed a priceless goal to be acheived.
In conclusion, to be a nurse that brings hope to patients effectively, these two goals are key: Determine that nursing is a true calling, and learning must be a passion instead a chore. These must be acheived to truly realize the dream of becoming a nurse that makes a difference in people’s lives.