The Best (and Worst) Parts of Being a Nurse 

Nursing is a demanding career. Many go into the industry bright-eyed, hoping to make a difference in the world by helping people. While nursing can be very rewarding, it requires a lot of strength.  What are the best (and worst) parts of being a nurse?  

Pro: You get to help people 

Many go into nursing because they feel called to help people. Nursing is a meaningful profession as you will be assisting and advocating for patients. As a nurse, you will see patients in their most vulnerable state. Being a trusted advocate can make a difference in their experience and their lives. You will have the chance to make patients feel cared for and heard during tough times. 

Con: You will see a LOT of things 

Being a nurse is not for the faint of heart. While there are many specialties and departments you can go to, chances are you will see a lot of things that will make the average person queasy. Beyond that, you will have to see patients in heartbreaking situations or even be there during their last moments. All of these things can take a toll on your mental health. 

Pro: There are always job openings 

Con: You may feel overworked and underappreciated 

Pro/Con: Life-long Learning 

Nursing Has Many Sides 

These were just a few pros and cons of being a nurse. Nursing, like all jobs, has its advantages and disadvantages. It is a difficult job, and it’s not meant for everybody. There are tough days, but there are also times when it makes everything worth it. What are some of your favorite moments as a nurse? 

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