What is a Student Nurse?

I found this poem today in the midst of some papers I had stacked away. I have had it for a few years and I thought I would share it with you all today.


Student nurses are one of the nicest things that can happen to
a hospital.

They come in all sizes, shapes, uniforms, and caps.

They show up everywhere- in wards, in utility rooms, at chart
desks and in classrooms.

Doctors yell at them; interns tolerate them; residents overlook
them; mothers worry about them.

A student nurse is courage under a cap, ambition in a crispy
starched uniform, energy in a person.

She’s a dedicated heart, a cheerful smile, a comforting voice.

A student nurse likes days off, mealtime, her significant others,
          pediatrics,certain doctors, pretty clothes, and yes her nursing

She doesn’t care much for alarm clocks, getting up for roll
calls, making beds, or walking long halls.

 A student nurse is a wonderful person. No one else gets so much
 pleasure from adjusting a bed or fluffing a pillow.

No one else gets such satisfaction from changing a bandage or
 holding a cool drink to dry lips.

You can criticize her but you cannot dishearten her.

You can hurt her feelings but you cannot make her quit.

Her hours are long, her studies are difficult, but she is a hard
working woman, full of determination.

And she looks forward to that wonderful day when she can
proudly say – “I’m a nurse.”

-Author and source unknown


Positivity Beckons Positivity,

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