Where Do You Find the Motivation to Provide Quality Care?

There are many opportunities for a nurse to use her story to inform her daily actions, to bring meaning to her work, and to be a well to draw motivation from. In the medical field, you are taught (and encouraged, in fact) to distance yourself from patients. Constantly providing physical care for people is draining,…

I woke up at 5:30 am to start a long, planned-out birthday adventure. My boyfriend and I left the house and drove fifteen minutes to South Mesa trailhead. Just before 7:00 am, we donned our gloves, slung our packs stuffed with chocolate-covered coffee beans and water onto our backs, and hit the trail. The route…

I just passed the six-month mark at work: half a year at my first full-time nursing job! It seems to have flown by, and yet the learning curve I have experienced seems exponential. For my first few months, I felt exhausted every night from being a sponge all day long: constantly soaking up information. It…