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5 Things That Don't Faze Nurses Anymore

Posted March 8, 2016

Remember back to a time when you weren’t a nurse. Now think of how you felt about doctors and hospitals. I’m sure many would say they were scared or at least a little frightened. But now you’re a nurse and have seen the other side of the healthcare system. It’s just another day at the office for you. So what other things don’t faze nurses anymore?

Here are 5 common things that you may have been scared or confused about before, but now, they’re just another day in the exciting life of a nurse.

Doctors 

When you weren’t a nurse, you may have seen your doctor once or twice a year. You may have been intimidated by them or maybe even frightened by them. However, you’re a nurse now and you’ve seen them at work, outside of work, in the break room, joking around, and in many other normal, everyday situations. To you they are just another person, far from a person that you need to be scared or intimidated by.

Hospitals

Hospitals can be scary places when you’re not a healthcare professional. Every time you walk into one there’s an air of foreboding. A sense that you don’t know what’s around the next corner or if you’re going to leave happy or sad. Now, it’s your place of employment. It’s the place you’re going to spend your entire career at. It’s no big deal because you’re there more then you’re at home.

Medicines

Medicines can be intimidating for the non-nurse. Why are there so many different names for the same medicine? What happens if I take more then the prescribed? Will I die if I take too many? For nurses, medicine is just another tool to make people better. You know all the different names of medicines and you’re confidant about talking to patients about all of them.

Medical Emergencies

For the average Joe, medical emergencies can be a scary situation. What if I don’t know what to do, will someone die? Nurses have had the education and experience to know exactly what to do when patients are in dire need of help.

Your Own Family Emergencies

Some parents are very protective about their children and something seemingly small brings them to the ER, but not you. You know when to wait and when medical treatment is needed. You know when the best course of action is, just to wait it out, and when the doctor should be consulted.

A career in nursing is one of the most fulfilling things you can do. You get to help patients each and every day. On the plus side, things that might normally scare the average person are just another day for you. 

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