Being A Nurse Changed My Life!!

As a child I always wondered how it would feel to be a nurse. I was never sure as to what they really did, but I was always curious. I just knew I was very scared of them when it came time for mom to take me to the doctor. The thought of them administering shots made me want to faint!

As I got older I learned what a nurse’s job duties were. After I graduated High School, I wanted to get the ball rolling to start working towards my degree. I knew it was going to be hard work and I was willing to give it my all.Many days I felt like I wanted to give up but the support of my family and nursing colleagues kept me going.

I can remember staying up late while everyone else was sleeping reading and taking notes everyday. Sometimes I would forget to eat because I was so focused on getting my work done and making sure I understood the material.

After long nights of studying, I received my degree and I knew things were going to change for me big time. All those sleepless nights, reading and writing assignments and on site medical programs made it all worth while. I was now knowledgeable, skilled and ready to make a positive impact on my patients.

The compassion that we share as nurses with our patients is just remarkable. It’s not always about what type of illness a patient has , it’s about caring, being understanding and supportive to that person. I’m honored to have had this life as a nurse and  being a nurse changed my life completely!!

If I had to do it all over again, I would in a heart beat!. I’m so happy to see that one of my children has chosen to follow in my foot steps by entering into the medical field too.


My name is Lisa and my husband Carl, and I are the owners of the Night Helper Blog. We have been married for over 30 years and we have three awesome children, plus four adorable very active grandkids. From time to time they too are contributors to the Night Helper Blog. We enjoy reading, listening to music, entertaining, travel, movies and of course blogging. The Night Helper blog was created in 2008. Since then we have been blessed to partner with many well-known Brands like Best Buy, Fisher Price, Toys "R" US., Hasbro, Disney, Teleflora, ClearCorrect, Radio Shack, VTech, KIA Motor, MAZDA and many other great brands.

2 thoughts on “Being A Nurse Changed My Life!!

  • September 22, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Nice to hear…I knew you were in the medical field but did not know you were a nurse. I’ve heard it said, Nurses are some of the most trusted people. Have a great fall.
    Ms. Dawn, aka The Singing Nurse
    The people I’ve met while being a nurse have changed my life…so brave!

  • September 16, 2012 at 6:08 am

    Oh that’s awesome one of your kids is following in your footsteps! My mom is a pediatrician, and I always wanted to do medicine because of her..but chose Psychology..close enough. 😉


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