For me, I love being a nurse to be able to help patients and other nurses. I have always wanted to be a nurse since I was a little girl, so becoming one was a dream come true! I have worked in Med Surg, Pediatrics, and in the OR. Perioperative is my first love, so being able to really comfort patients and being their advocate when they cannot advocate for themselves (when they are under anesthesia) is something I feel strongly about. I always try to treat patients like they were my family members and so I have always connected well with patients and their families. I love that connection, especially when you may be the only link the family has to their loved one in surgery.
I also became an Educator and a Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Perioperative setting. So I love learning new things and sharing with others. I always try to seek out new learning experiences, try to learn from others, and share my knowledge when I can. I think this is the best thing about how nurses can support each other. Nursing can be a thankless job sometimes, but if we support each other and help each other, then we have this great bond of love, friendship, and teamwork that transcends into practice!