"Commit to a process, not a goal."

 

My Aspirations as a Nurse

by Karen Roush MSN, FNP, RN

I want to work triage in a city emergency room, be streetwise and kind.

I want to hold a starving child in Sudan and drip nourishment into his mouth.

I want to be an expert, called upon by the Times to comment on the latest health care issues.

I want to relieve the pain of the mother dying of ovarian cancer.

I want to relieve the pain of her teenage daughter left behind.

I want to race through the halls to answer a code, to feel that adrenaline rush.

I want the patient to live.

I want to find that one tiny remaining vein so an elderly, dehydrated patient can get fluid.

I want to straighten out the sheets, remove every wrinkle, fix the pillow just right—because it is all I have left to offer a dying patient.

I want time enough.

I want to unscramble all the tubing, wipe off a port, and inject a precisely titrated dose of medication.

I want to give report on time.

I want to turn off the respirator of a patient who has suffered too long and leave him in the arms of his family.

I want to learn some amazing fact about the human body. Again.

I want to be honest about prognosis.

I want to be hopeful.

I want to respond to an international disaster, live in a tent, curse the conditions, provide care without modern equipment or adequate supplies, and know it’s some of the best nursing I’ve ever done.

I want to understand.

I want to stand up on a podium in front of the Senate and eloquently, movingly, brilliantly argue for mandatory staffing laws.

I want to tuck a newborn, still wet, into the perfectly fitted place at her mother’s breast.

I want to tell a mother whose baby has died how beautiful he was.

I want to teach a patient how to give herself insulin and see her smile when she accomplishes it.

I want to recognize the arrhythmia on the monitor and intervene before the heart flies off into useless flutter.

I want to go back to school.

I want to write a book about all the crazy, terrible, comical, heartbreaking, and inspiring experiences I’ve had as a nurse.

I want to be a manager. To support and be an advocate for my nurses while still demanding excellence.

I want to drive home satisfied with the finished shift.

I want never again to listen to a toddler’s silent chest.

I want to laugh with my coworkers so hard it hurts.

I want to cry until it stops hurting.

I want to teach at a great university, influence generations of nurses to come.

I want to call the patient who has no more time left and tell him we’ve got a heart.

I want to monitor vital signs, comfort the family of the teenager harboring the offered heart.

I want to earn the respect of my fellow nurse.

:’)

Be with those who spark the genius in you and makes you work harder towards goals that would otherwise intimidate other people…Dont forget positive, inspiring + encouraging energy :)

Be with those who spark the genius in you and makes you work harder towards goals that would otherwise intimidate other people…Dont forget positive, inspiring + encouraging energy :)

Reflect upon your present blessings—of which every man has many—not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.

(W.Lirag)

~Charles Dickens

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before, i can&#8217;t see myself accepting changes in my life, it scares me..but when i let these changes unfold what life has to offer, i started to see how exciting it is to face life and what it is ahead of me..
Embracing Changes

before, i can’t see myself accepting changes in my life, it scares me..but when i let these changes unfold what life has to offer, i started to see how exciting it is to face life and what it is ahead of me..

Embracing Changes

Something I’ve always tried to live by is the quote “the darkest time of night is just before the dawn” but it seems like no matter how dark the sky is, it keeps getting slightly darker. But…. no matter what life does to you, do your best to get through it.

the storm is about to hit the island

the storm is about to hit the island

har har&#8230;What did I get myself into? :/

har har…What did I get myself into? :/


Was that President Kennedy&#8217;s brain? I can see it extruded as his head falls forward after he was shot..

Was that President Kennedy’s brain? I can see it extruded as his head falls forward after he was shot..

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Today, God has arranged
events and placed people
in our lives for a reason.

In the same way, we
have been appointed
to be part of someone’s
life for a reason as well.

Let yours make that
reason count, coz for
every life we touch,
we are gaining treasures
for our own..

be a GIFT to all!