Caring for a patient’s needs is the most important quality that any practical nurse should have. When a patient sees and feels that the nurse cares about them, immediately the patient starts building a trust relationship with that nurse. By building this trust the patient most likely will discuss its health problems with the nurse. Since the objective part of treatment is held by patient telling its nurse about the symptoms he or she faces, the trust is a must for patient to be able to discuss it with its nurse. In addition a good practical nurse should also be a good listener.
A nurse should ensure that its patient is being heard and acknowledge. Also a nurse should acknowledge any improvement in its patient’s health, and reward the patient for any participation that he or she takes towards its health improvement. For example when a nurse sees that its patients exercised and watched his or her diet in order to lower its blood pressure or cholesterol, the nurse should reward them by making a positive comment to them. In addition, a good nurse should take their time to review its patient’s health history and their present history in regular bases.
A good nurse will take some extra time to research about some health condition that its patient is going through. And a good nurse will keep in touch with its patient’s family and inform them about the patient’s health in regular bases if it’s ok with the patient. Finally a good nurse will respect its patient’s situation and have patience while he or she is in process of recovering. Therefore caring for patients needs some specific qualities that a nurse should have, and I believe I have those qualities.
My friends always tell me that I am a trustworthy person, so they tend to share secretive “stuff” with me, or when they just need someone to talk to. Along with trustworthy comes good listening skills. Being a good listener, of course, is one of the main things that a person or a nurse should focus on the most. This is important because you want your patient to know that they are being heard and you are listening to them. Patience is also a key role because you shouldn’t rush the patient or anyone in particular. Next is encouragement; I enjoy encouraging people around me because it makes them happy and even more, it makes me happier.
Letting my patient know that I am always there cheering them on, will keep them going. However, I will never get their hopes and just leave them. With these qualities, I intend to bring the inquiring mind of a student who will succeed in nursing—hopefully. I believe that I have the qualities of becoming a good nurse; however, I also believe that anyone with these qualities will as well. I hope to inspire people around me one day that education isn’t all about nursing, but what is the care and love for the patients.