Nursing: Why do we do this?

When I was 18 years old, I lost my father due to cancer. During my father’s last days in hospice, I cared for him. I spent the night, comforted him, and emptied his urinal. I never imagined myself doing this before. At this pivotal moment in my life, I knew I wanted to have a job where I can care for others.......Read More

Nursing Reality: You gotta be kidding me?

My previous job was as a urology nurse. Let me tell you that this specialty is not for the faint-hearted. There is a lot of responsibility that goes along with this profession. As the nurse, I not only ran the department, extremely proficient in my role - but a friend to those in need. We treated you more than a patient. I think that is especially important when you seek medical attention. How many times do we go into a medical facility and feel like we are just another charge that they bill our insurance for?