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In honor of Valentine’s Day being this week it’s only appropriate that we put together a list of 5 reasons to love being a nurse! Nursing can be stressful and it can be hard, but it is important to remember the things we love about it from time to time!
You will be making a difference in people’s lives.
One of the greatest and most inspiring reasons to love being a nurse is that you get to help others! It’s incredible knowing that you are constantly adding value to society, and that your job matters. It’s true that nursing is one of the most satisfying careers in the world. You know that no matter how hard the workload can be, at the end of the day you get to go back home knowing that you were able to give that extra helping hand to a person in need.
You will have job security and a stable salary.
While it’s necessary to love what you do as a nurse, it’s also a nice perk that you have job security. According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, Registered Nurse employment is expected to grow 19 percent by 2022. Also nurses, especially those with more experience, have the opportunity to make really good money. The 10 percent of Registered Nurses who are the top earners in the U.S. make more than $96,320 a year!
You can work in many different types of workplaces.
You are not limited to just one type of work facility when you are a nurse – in fact, there are many unique environments where nurses are required. Just take a look at the different services and environments that KPG Healthcare offers, including – hospitals, medical centers, technicians, etc. Your nursing qualifications can also land you a job anywhere around the world!
Your nursing knowledge will come in handy outside of work.
It’s safe to say that your nursing degree will never go to waste. Your extensive knowledge will help guide you through the rest of your life and you will always be there to lend a hand to friends and family. You will know how to keep up a healthy lifestyle, how to help out in an emergency or accident, and to give advice and care for your closest friends and family.
Every day is different and challenging.
With so many different areas within nursing, every single day will be completely different. The healthcare industry is full of different settings and you will be able to find a specialty that best suits you. With so much diversity and variety in the workplace, you will be learning something new every single day, as well as constantly facing challenges and improving your skills.
This Valentine’s Day get the nurse in your life something cute and unique! We put together a list of D.I.Y treats that not only are perfectly tailored to nurses, but are just plain delicious! Go for a more elaborate gift and put your baking skills to the test or put something together quickly by buying something from the store and packaging it in a fun way!
Check out these heart cupcakes! Instead of cutesy cups of goodness, you get a cupcake design that would make a nurse proud.
While these Bleeding Hearts Cupcakes might make a regular person squeamish, rest assured that nurses will find these treats bloody fantastic. And best of all, they bleed jam!
Now this First Aid is sweet. Just grab some chocolate kisses and print out the text for the bag topper and so on. Nobody can say no to chocolate!
These hot temperature candy are a snap to put together. Simply bag some cute candies, print the thermometer front and tie with a ribbon. You can change the tag to a personalized Valentine’s message.
You can give away these lifesavers to everybody! Simply buy a big bag of lifesavers, pack them individually, and add a witty message to the topper. Be creative and funny!
Oh no! Looks like your loved one needs a Love Prescription… and some GREEN M&M’s. Fill up a clean prescription bottle with some cute sweets and write out a funny prescription for laughs.
Whatever you give the nurse in your life this Valentine’s Day as long as it’s filled with love they’ll be happy!
A stretch a day keeps tension at bay. When work overwhelms your mind and body, it is time to limber up. Try these light moves that can alleviate your muscle aches, improve blood circulation and calm your mind.
Next time your on shift try these simple yet effective workouts and stretches!
Stand up straight with your head level. Place one hand behind your back as if standing “at ease,” only with the back of your hand on your lower back. Put the other hand on top of your head, and gently pull your head to the side until you feel a stretch. You should feel the stretch in your neck, shoulder, and a little bit in your core. Hold for 20 seconds, then do the other side. Do this once an hour to help keep your neck muscles loose and balanced.
Stand up straight with good posture. Put your hands out to your side, and rotate your hands so your thumb is pointing backward until they’re pointing at the wall behind you. Arch your back, pressing your shoulder blades together, and hold for five seconds. If you do this once an hour, it will help prevent back, shoulder, and neck pain caused by constantly leaning over your patients and looking down at their charts.
Inhale and as you exhale twist to the right grabbing your chair to help increase the twist. Holding the twist, set your gaze over your right shoulder. Challenge yourself to catch a glimpse of as much as you can over that shoulder. Repeat this stretch to the left.
Grab the seat of your chair while sitting straight up. Extend your right leg straight so that it is parallel to the floor. Point your toes forward and then flex them back five times. Release your foot back to the floor. Repeat with your other leg.