Life Lessons Learned from a Nurse

The Nurse's Heart

I received my RN license 20 years ago this July. That is strange to say and makes me feel ancient. I remember what I used to think of the nurses that had been around the block…they just seemed so old! If you had told me back then where I would be now, the incredible people I would have met and the cherished lessons I would learn along the way, well, I would have laughed and said you were crazy. Most of the lessons I learned feel universal so I wanted to share them. Maybe some of them will resonate with you.

They say hindsight is 20/20, but had I the opportunity to sit across the table from myself back then, here are some things I would have shared with that wide-eyed, younger version of me…

  1. You are capable of so much more than you give yourself credit for.
  2. Taking care…

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