10 Reasons Nurses Are The Best People To Fall In Love With
Nurses are the first people you see when you’re in post-op, the first people to tell you how great you did on the operating table, and the first people to keep a room full of concerned and confused faces calm after a major disaster strikes or an accident occurs. And though they’re often undermined when it comes to professional success, hospitals, doctors and patients are better off because of nurses.
They’re calm and considerate, cool under pressure, and a walking medical dictionary — not to mention, pretty well-versed when it comes to human anatomy and your pleasure spots, here’s why you should aim for the nurse if you are looking for a good spouse.
1. They’ve got job security.
Guess what? Hospitals, doctors, and patients — they’re always going to need nurses to help them through the most meticulous and mundane tasks.
But they’re not the only ones. According to national statistics, the unemployment rate for nurses in the United States is less than two percent. That means that nurses know what they want, how to get it, and how to keep it, which makes their long-term relationship appeal look pretty good, right?
2. They’re both physically and emotionally strong.
Did you think that trying to carry your laptop and your gym bag to and from the office and managing a team of entry-level assistants without losing your cool five days a week was tough? Try changing bedpans, clothing, and bathing patients with unheard-of needs and keeping it together when a person’s prognosis doesn’t look all that uplifting.
Nursing is absolutely one of the most physically demanding and mentally strong professions.
3. They’re better caregivers than doctors.
Here’s something that absolutely won’t shock or surprise you: Nurses are looked at, both by those in and out of the medical profession, as offering better care for patients than doctors.
Research performed by Thomas Bodenheimer found that people are turning to their nurses more and more frequently for answers to their most pressing patient care issues. Need more proof? Before stepping across the podium every nurse vows to “Do no harm.” It’s good life — and work — advice.
4. They’re morning (and night) people.
Looking for a partner that preps the coffee hours before you’re ready to pour it, or someone who shuts off all the lights in the apartment before they go to sleep?
In 2001, the American Nurses Association found that 51 percent of nurses admitted that they worked an average of 41-60 hours per week, which means they were probably up hours before you were and still making rounds while you were drifting off to sleep. Since patient care is a round-the-clock service, nurses generally work long and grueling 12-hour shifts from 7-to-7.
5. They’re great communicators.
To their credit, nurses are taking in tons and tons of important information every day, from medications and allergies to prognoses and care plans. So early on in their careers, nurses learn how important it is to be clear, honest and thoughtful communicators.
They know that saying the wrong thing could result in the wrong dosage or procedure. So you can expect them to be open and upfront about what they want in a relationship, what they need, and whether or not you’re giving it to them.
6. They’re trustworthy.
There’s no question people trust and confide in nurses. They’re present for some of the most critical moments in their patient’s lives every day.
7. Nurses can save your life.
We are all required to be current in CPR, and most of us are required to have ACLS. If you’re choking, we can perform the Heimlich maneuver. If you come down with Swine Flu, there’s a good chance we’ll recognize the symptoms and get you early treatment.
8. Nurses make good money.
At least, we have the potential to make good money. Our bosses may complain about overtime, but they need shifts covered, so they usually let us work! Get involved in a few hospital committees and work on some unit projects and you’re-in-the-moneeeeey! No matter where in the world you go, everyone needs a nurse.
9. Nurses are flexible.
Not that kind of flexible!, but they are pretty flexible with their schedules. They’re also use to constantly having to change things and adapt to stuff thrown at them, so it’s pretty hard to faze them.
Nurses know how to cook…or at least, how to throw a party. We have so many bring-a-dish-to-work parties, nurses know how to throw something together.
10. Nurses are multitaskers.
Nurses can literally do 100 things at once, and they do them all pretty well. We are like the best jugglers e-v-e-r.
Nurses know how to deal with crazy – If you decide to wake up one day and completely act like a fool, it will probably not make the nurse next to you blink. We totally know how to deal with crazy, and we also know how to manage it 😉
So go on and do it…fall in love with a nurse! Your life will never be the same 🙂