This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies. All opinions are 100% mine.
I have so many friends who are nurses. It’s one of those professions that travels well, and military wives don’t seem to have much trouble finding nursing jobs when they get to a new base. Nurses are IN DEMAND.
As they should be.
Here are 10 reasons nurses are awesome.
- They’re often the first person you see when you go to the doctor’s office, and the person you spend the most time with. Nurses get to know each patient, and connect on a personal level.
- And if you’re having a baby (in the hospital), your nurses will be by your side throughout your labor, while the doctor often just shows up to “catch” your baby.
- They work 10-12 hour shifts, with few breaks, and sometimes when they could take a break, they choose to spend it with a patient instead. Because they care THAT MUCH.
- They’re super flexible. They might be starting their shift at 3:00 in the morning, or at 9 at night… their schedules vary wildly, and somehow, nurses make it work.
- …and many of them are also juggling spouses, children, and pets, and even find time for a hobby or two, friends, book club, yoga class… Don’t ask me how.
- Their friends will text them at all hours of the day and night, to ask them questions about their babies’ poop, a possibly-infected toenail, or weird mucus. And for some reason, they keep being friends with those people.
- They’re really good at laundry. They have to be, to get vomit, blood, pee, and poo out of their scrubs!
- They’re some of the most caring people you’ll ever meet. Most people would quit a job where a requirement might be administering enemas, diapering elderly patients, de-lousing homeless patients, or shaving hairy areas to prep for surgery. Nurses stick it out, because they’re there for a bigger reason.
- They almost never get to pee. But they’ll still smile at you, listen to you, and help you. They might even save your life. All while having to pee. That takes talent.
- They’re highly educated. Nurses are required to have a college or university degree. But most nurses will continue their education beyond that, attending workshops and seminars, reading, researching, and always asking questions.
Nurses, y’all. They’re great.
Have you hugged a nurse today?
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