Becky's perspectives on,
What nursing means to her:
"Helping others live the best life they possibly can"What got her into the field of nursing and how nursing has impacted her life:
"I always knew I wanted to be a nurse. My mom tells me I talked about it when I was 3 or 4 yrs. old. I started as a Candy Striper (that dates me doesn't it?), read all the 'nurse' books in the library in junior high--school nurse, air force nurse, surgical nurse, etc."
" I wasn't sure until my senior year in nursing what area I wanted to go into, but eventually chose psychiatric nursing and have never regretted it! I have met so many wonderful people, traveled around the world, and best of all, have helped lots of people that usually get nothing but disdain or misunderstanding."Her hopes for nursing in the future:
"My hope for nursing is that nurses can rise to a higher level of professionalism. It's very dismaying to read about bullying within nursing. There's no place for that behavior in a profession that cares for those who may be helpless or infirm and to whom the public holds in highest regard."Thanks Becky. Great perspective.
How will you celebrate nurses this week? What does nursing mean to you, how has it impacted your life, and what are your hopes for nursing in the future?