my favorite poem — it’s been pinned up on my bulletin board since i graduated LVN school.

Being A Nurse Means…
by Melodie Chenevert

You will never be bored.
You will always be frustrated.
You will be surrounded by challenges,
So much to do and so little time.
You will carry immense responsibility and limited authority.
You will step into people’s lives
And you will make a difference.
Some will bless you,
Some will curse you.
You will see people at their worst
And at their best.
You will never cease to be amazed
At people’s capacity for love, courage, and endurance.
You will experience resounding triumphs
And devastating failures.
You will cry a lot,
You will laugh a lot,
You will know what it is to be human,
And to be humane.

  1. stops4cats reblogged this from justanurse and added:
    Perfect…. 32 years of RN bliss and counting!
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    This makes me smile :)
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