Nurses have an enormous amount of knowledge and many diverse skills they spend years perfecting and developing, all the time working in decidedly tough environments where extreme stress is just a part of the job. Nurses help bring new life into the world, care tirelessly for the sick and injured, and sometimes watch the patients they did everything to save pass away despite their best efforts May 12th is an important date to all nurses, as it is the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, who is widely considered the founder of modern nursing. In January 1974, this day was finally officially made International Nurses Day. Each year since then, ICN prepares and distributes something called the International Nurses’ Day Kit which contains educational and public information materials, for use by nurses everywhere. Nurses play a key role in Hospitals. They communicate with patients, understand them and take exceptional care of them along with administering medicines. With growing patient expectations and needs, the role of a nurse is also evolving. Nurses have a highly demanding job. They should be empathetic, compassionate and lastly understand their patients. It is not surprising to say that being a nurse is more than just a career, it is a profession that has the capacity to bring change in a person’s life.
There is no doubt that doctors play a vital role in the healthcare industry. However, you cannot deny that nurses are equally important. The successful partnership between a nurse and doctor will bring the best outcomes for their patients. Nurses are the heroes who attend to the needs of their patients, be it day or night without a frown on their faces. You could say they are the backbones of the healthcare industry, who tirelessly take care of all the requirements of the patients. Can you imagine a hospital without a nurse? Impossible, right? From assisting doctors in taking care of patients, they perform several duties. The hospitals are dependent on nurses to ensure smooth running. For an operation to be successful there must be amazing cooperation between the nurse and doctor. They bring both knowledge and expertise to the table. Not only that they closely monitor you can assess the effectiveness of the medicine and treatment. For all those people wondering why nurses play such an important role in the healthcare industry, here are a few reasons that would help you understand
(The author is a student of B.Sc Nursing at Deharadun. Views are his own)