What is means to be a nurse?
Nursing is all about caring, compassion, knowledge and sharing. It’s about caring for those patients and their families throughout their most trying and difficult times. Being a nurse means patients in your care must be able to trust you.
What it means to be a good nurse?
Our kindness, fairness, caring, trustworthiness, emotional stability, empathy and compassion are part of who we are as people on a personal level and serve us well as nurses. Exhibiting strong communication skills that help us communicate with patients and colleagues, sometimes at their worst life moments.
How many hours do nurses work per day?
No matter the facility’s specialty, full-time employees on hospital nursing units typically work either three 12-hour shifts weekly (the days may or may not be consecutive), or in five eight-hour shifts. Round-the-clock coverage means many nurses must work weekends and holidays, usually on a rotating basis.