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WHY NURSING IS GREAT: MY PERSPECTIVE by Solomon Danmori by katty : March 09, 2015, 03:35:29 PM
My name is Solomon Danmori and I have been a nurse for close to two decades now and I can tell you from my experience that nursing is such a great profession.

What are my experiences you may ask?

Well, from graduation from School of Nursing, I have worked in private, state and now I work in a tertiary hospital.

The working terrain may be different but the experience may not differ at all.

The first experience you get is how people relate to you on completion of you training; you can almost palpate it from the expression on peoples' face.

For the females, you remember when people older than you begin to call you ‘’aunty Nurse’’ or for the males ranging from oga to the very ignorant and weird ones calling you doctor.
All this is just for the mere fact that you are a nurse, nothing else.

The second experience comes from meeting people in town whom you have totally forgotten calling their neighbours to ‘’come see the nurse wey take care of me for hospital’’ and the accompanying ‘’God bless you’’ that follows. Am sure a lot of us have this story to tell and the effect of greatness it leaves us with from our day-to-day encounter.

The third experience come from actual practice and not necessarily those procedure we like doing but the very ones we may dislike but most do.

Some procedure are terrible and a lot of Nurses will not mind not doing them at all, it is those procedures that can easily give you more respect and even more prestige to the profession.

I have heard many patients and relatives say ‘’una dey try’’ after carrying the procedures that some of us consider dirty. Passing NG Tubes can irritate even the nurse passing it, as for me it nauseate me profoundly, fungating ulcer smell like shit+rotten egg+rotten bean all put together, then shit [faeces] is one nasty experience too.

However, despite how nasty those things are, passing NG Tube for feeding and aspiration can bring lots of respect to a Nurse, since feeding brings nourishment and aspiration brings relieve.

Imagine the look of appreciations coming from patients with fungating ulcers whom you have dressed and the ulcer is now clean and ready for grafting.

Imagine the relieve coming from a patient with faecal impaction that you did enema for or even a MFE (Manual Faecal Extraction).

These procedures will give a million dollar smile bankers, lawyer, doctors, accountants, teachers and engineers can never get as it comes from the heart. This is another reason nursing is great.

After seeing us battling to save a patient and all the effort and energy we put in it a patient who is a Major in the army was visibly shaken and he made this comment; ‘’ what you people do cannot be paid for, as for me even if you pay me a million Naira I cannot do this job’’.

Does that not make you feel great that even the Army is scared of the work you do?

Why do you think Nursing is great, share your experience with us.

Great NURSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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