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What is the best personality for a nurse?

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Jennifer’s Answer

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First off, I am not a nurse. I have, however, had two children, and have needed a wide variety of attitudes in that room with me. I think nurses need to be supportive and compassionate, obviously, because without that why even go into nursing. When I was in the delivery room, though, I did not need a mellow, meek nurse helping me birth my child. I needed someone to hold my hand and push me as hard as possible. I needed someone to scream with me and sometimes scream at me. On the other spectrum, when I went into the hospital for an appendectomy, I wanted and needed someone to be kind to me, and someone to calm me before surgery. So I think it all depends on what kind of nurse you want to be. What kind of person are you? Are you kind? Do you want to be a nurse? Then make it work. If it's what you want for yourself, you'll find a way to fit the role.

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Sara’s Answer

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You definitly want to be understanding, team-oriented, compassionate, and most importantly empathetic. Patients are human beings. As nurses, we see them at their most vulnerable. They expect not only to understand and empathize their plight, but to somehow, someway and in any capacity help them feel better. To do this, we have to tell them and show them that we understand their vulnerability. No matter what capacity or what speciality you are thinking of working in as a nurse.

The diversity is wide, meaning, that your job can be up close as in an acute care nurse right at the bed side in a level one trauma center, or totally removed from clinical care, as say, a nursing editor for a journal or magazine.


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