Here’s a vivid account by a man in the US who’s training to be a ‘nurse’s aide’ about how nursing reminds him of surfing! What he’s getting at is that when he’s at work, ideally he is taken out of himself – he is just ‘in the moment’. It’s busy, yes, but also exhilarating, challenging and rewarding. Not thinking about himself, but taken out of himself and thinking only of his patients (though that ratio of one nurse to 16 patients is risky.)
Can you relate? Do you ever find a day at work as a nurse exhilarating? Does nursing ever give you a ‘high’?
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