That question is answered in Nursing Is Caring, which highlights the experiences of Beverly Wheelers former students at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas School of Nursing.
The students were asked to write a short paper about a patient they had taken care of since entering nursing school who had inspired them and made them realize they were in the right profession.
Their essays show that while people enter the profession for numerous reasons, they all want to care for peopleand not just patients. Nurses play a critical role in helping families start the healing process.
Whether it is holding a patients hand, talking to a patient, or being a shoulder to cry on, nurses do much more than take blood or carry out a doctors instructions.
Whether youre thinking about becoming a nurse, questioning why you entered the field or simply seeking more information about the profession, youll be inspired by the personal accounts in this tribute to the profession.