Nursing is a profession of passion, of wanting to help others and being of service. Great nurses are highly skilled in the following:
A great nurse has excellent communication skills. It is vital to communicate efficiently with others, but also to be able to listen properly, as this aids in problem-solving.
Nursing is a stressful job and often very traumatic when faced with death, sad or horrible cases. A good nurse possesses the quality to relate to whatever circumstance currently faced, but also take responsibility for self-care and emotional stability. Great nurses can deal with the stress and celebrate the successes of the job.
Great nurses have empathy for the pain and suffering of patients. They are compassionate and relate to their patients suffering and needs. In essence, they are the advocates on behalf of their patients.
Being a nurse is not your typical 9 to 5 routine job. Anything can happen at any time therefore, nurses should be flexible and be able to adapt.
5. Attention to detail
Attention to detail is critical as this not only impacts your job, but also possibly the lives of patients.
Nurses are the link between doctors and patients. A great nurse has excellent interpersonal skills and works well in a variety of situations with different people. The nurse can sometimes be the only form of contact a patient has with the world around them and they can offer comfort.
Problem solving skills
A great nurse is an excellent problem-solver who can act quickly and make wise decisions instantly.
Respect goes both ways. It is vital for a nurse to focus on the positive aspects of the job, thereby demanding the respect of patients. In turn, nurses should respect the privacy and dignity of patients in their care.