Monday Motivation

“Nursing is not for everyone. It takes a very strong, intelligent, and compassionate person to take on the ills of the world with passion and purpose and work to maintain the health and well-being of the planet. No wonder we’re exhausted at the end of the day!” – Donna Wilk Cardillo

My take: The commitment and perseverance required to continue to come back to work for more, day in and day out, despite knowing very well the challenges that you will face is what makes nurses so amazing. We won’t always get recognized for things going well, but are often the focus when they go awry. We give and give for others so that they may heal and transform under our care. Have a great week everyone, hang in there, and be sure to appreciate the power you have to impact the lives of others!

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About Ryan Barnes, BSN, RN, PCCN

Cardiac Surgery RN from Baltimore, DNP student, and Army nurse.

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