Nursing care comes in many forms. Sometimes it is the ability to make someone feel physically comfortable by various means. Other times it is the ability to improve the body’s ability to achieve or maintain health. But often it is an uncanny yet well-honed knack to see beyond the obvious and address, in some way, the deeper needs of the human soul.
–Donna Wilk Cardillo, A Daybook for Beginning Nurses
Nurses are the backbone of the healthcare profession. Imagine how quickly a hospital, doctor’s office or clinic would shut down if there were no nurses! Even though nurses do not always receive the recognition they deserve, they are constantly present in every healthcare scenario: helping, encouraging, and attending to the most basic needs of the patient. No wonder nurses have been called “angels with stethoscopes!”
How do you know if a nursing career is right for you? There are several personality traits that are often found in good nurses. See if this list describes you. If so, you might have the potential to become a great nurse!
- You have been told that you are a “patient” person. You exercise patience with others on a daily basis and are usually slow to become angry.
- You enjoy helping others and often go out of your way to do something extra for someone else.
- You have the ability to stick to a job until it is complete.
- You are often told that you would make a great teacher, nurse or social worker.
- You are detail-oriented.
- You tend to check behind yourself to ensure that what you just did was correct.
- You work with those in need on a volunteer basis, whether it is the homeless, children, senior citizens, the poor or even rescue animals.
- You tend to put your entire self into your work.
- You can stand long hours of work without becoming discouraged.
- You can do repetitive tasks when necessary and do them well, even if they are not your favorite type of work.
- You have a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of others and make choices based on this desire.
- You enjoy studying medicine or things related to the medical field.
- You are interested in health and wellness and often read articles about how to maintain your health, lose weight or increase your physical fitness.
If you have answered “true” to any of these statements, there may be a place in the healthcare field for someone with your talents. The more questions you found to be true about yourself, the more likely it is that you are “born to nurse.”
How Can I Pursue a Nursing Career?
CNI College can help you on your way to becoming a professional nurse. Simply visit our website at cnicollege.edu to learn more about the various healthcare study programs we offer and how we can help you attain your career goals in a short time. We are ready to work with you to get you into the healthcare field, where you can exercise your special talents, as soon as possible!