Most nurses are successful people. They know how to work towards a goal and attain it. Nursing school is incredibly difficult and challenges more than just your academics. Every day, every ounce of you wants to be a nurse and you are willing to do just about everything to meet that goal.
There are some traits that make great nurses. You can't help but notice these things when you've been a nurse as long as I have. How does the person interact with their patients and coworkers? Are they completely scattered brained and easily distracted or can they stay on point and complete a goal regardless of the stress involved.
Here are some traits that the most successful nurses have.
Drive: Successful people want to succeed. It's innate, and either you have it, or you don't. The drive is what drags you out of bed at 6:00 am to make that sleepy drive to work, and it's what keeps you going on that third-twelve-hour-shift when you just want to go home. You love your job, and you take pride in what you do and you'll stay longer to make sure the job gets done correctly.
Patients: My Mother always said, "patience is a virtue." In our case, I say "be patient with patients who are not patient." And that's exactly what successful nurses do They have great patients with others. They accept that everyone learns differently, and they can accommodate others needs. They understand that even if a patient is taking longer than usual to get better that everyone is an individual and should be treated as such.
Trust: Successful nurses build trust with others by proving that they follow through with everything. If you didn't learn this in nursing school then learn it now. If you can't trust a nurse who can you trust? Nursing is voted the most trusted profession year after year. I know that if I tell someone I will do something I will do it. I don't procrastinate, and I always follow through on a promise. Also, if I don't know the answer to something I will never act like I do. But I will always offer to find someone who can help them. It takes
Integrity: This is one of the greatest traits in a successful nurse. It's the ability, to be honest, of good character. Genuinely care about what you're doing and be determined to be the best you can be. Be sincere and have scruples. Just being a decent person is imperative if you are to be a nurse. Nurses deal with lots of different and difficult personalities. So they need to be well grounded and stable people that have integrity.
Optimism: Attitude is EVERYTHING guys. If your glass is half full, then you're on the right track. Others will always annoy you and get you down. But you cannot allow others to rent space in your head. You have to realize that the only person you can control is you. Once you stop trying to control others, you will feel so very free. Just try it for a few days. Try not allowing people to bring you down. You are responsible for your happiness, and your response to people is something you can always control. A positive attitude is contagious and if you are stuck around negative