What’s your favourite thing about being a nurse?

Day 21 of the nurse blogger / NHS Horizons – 30 day challenge.

Another tricky question today because everything about nursing is my favourite thing!

  • I love seeing my patient get well because of correct assessment and management in my care.
  • I love being able to spend time with a patient to reassure them and make them feel safe.
  • I love holistic care. Because I believe you have to treat a patient as a whole rather than just a symptom for total care.
  • I love that everyone is so different in nursing and has their own style, knowledge and experience to being a team together. One person strength is another persons weakness.
  • I love that smile from my patient that says thank you without even speaking.
  • As much as I love team work I also love working autonomously. I enjoy having the knowledge and applying it into practice without having to ask ‘what next’
  • I love caring for other people. It’s something I’m good at and have always been good at. One of the 6 C’s – Care.
  • I love coming onto twitter and seeing the community of nurses who support each other, even though we have never met.
  • I love listening to patient stories. Everyone has their own story to tell – we just need to listen.
  • I love wound management. I mentioned this in day 19 blog post. I love that wound care and assessment. I love making that judgement and seeing the wound heal.
  • And last but not least. I love working in a multi-disciplinary team with a variety of expertise who come together to provide that holistic care for the patient.
  • What’s your favourite thing about nursing?


37 years old and I have finally achieved my dream of becoming a nurse. I had around 10 years healthcare experience before I started my nursing degree and then when I qualified I went straight into GP Nursing. I have a passion for sexual health, transgender health, LGBTQ+ health and all things shiny.


  • Nurse Fred October 18, 2018 at 7:51 pm Reply

    Super accurate, especially the “autonomy” lol. I love that my docs trust me enough to let me do what needs to be done. It’s a great feeling.

    • DiaryOfTheStudentNurse October 18, 2018 at 7:56 pm Reply

      Isn’t it?! It’s so nice to feel that trust ❤️ it’s great!

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