Barbara King’s Answer
Nurses are responsible for providing direct patient care, administering medications, assisting with treatments, monitoring patients' conditions, and collaborating with healthcare teams. They must possess good communication and critical thinking skills, as well as the ability to handle stress and make quick decisions in high-pressure situations.
While being a nurse can be demanding, it is also a highly respected and fulfilling profession. Nurses have the opportunity to make a positive impact on people's lives, help them through difficult times, and contribute to improving healthcare outcomes. Many nurses find great satisfaction in their work and develop strong connections with their patients and colleagues.
If you're considering a career in nursing, it's important to weigh the challenges against the rewards and consider your own interests, strengths, and motivations. I have been a registered nurse for nearly 40 years and can’t envision a different career path.