When I arrive for shift and
they tell me they have brought in a nurse
to cover my assignment in the ICU so I can cover
in the ER because they are down a nurse
Why the hell did I offer to float in the first place?
When the A/C goes down in the middle of the night
and the whole hospital heats up to 90 degrees
Why didn't I call in sick like I wanted to today?
When the crazy patient pulls out her foley
and then pee's on all over the bed
and my arms as I try to get another one in
Why did I sign up for this job?
When a patients family comes in the doors to tell us
that he is recovering upstairs on
the Tele floor, gives us hugs all around
and says thank you
for saving their loved ones life
This makes everything else worth it.
Yep, I'm a nurse, and I wouldn't trade it for anything else in the world.