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National Nurses Week 2019 – CareNational Nurses Share What Inspired them to be a Nurse

During National Nurses Week, CareNational checked in with a few of the many nurses we work with and asked what inspired them to become a nurse and any favorite memories throughout their career. Here’s what they had to say…

CareNational is grateful for the hard work and compassion demonstrated by healthcare workers everywhere every day. Florence Nightingale’s contribution to education, hospital reform and her medical care and treatment is the reason that we celebrate National Nurses Week. Her significant achievements continue to help inspire those who work in the medical field. 

Speaking of, during this week, CareNational Recruiters checked in with a few of the many nurses we work with and asked what inspired them to become a nurse and any favorite memories throughout their career. Here’s what they had to say:


“I wanted to do something in my career that is challenging, interesting, and makes a difference in people’s lives. You deal with many aspects of patient care, and I enjoy the variety in the routine.

Dealing with patients and their families, and helping them through what is often a difficult time for them is extremely satisfying for me.

Mother was a nurse, and seeing the satisfaction she felt every day by helping people in her job inspired interest in the field. I knew from the time that I was very young that nursing was something I wanted to do with my life.”


“I like working with people who truly need my help. I am a compassionate person and love working with patients, getting them to a point where they can be on their own achieving daily activities they were not able to before.”


“My favorite memory…a scared little 7 or 8 year old with a broken arm, going to surgery from the ER. The doc and his nurse were getting impatient with him, parents were kind of lost, and this poor little kid was doing his best to be brave but not doing really well.

I stopped what I was doing (charge that night, no specific patients of my own), sat next to him and paid attention just to the kid. Talked to him, not over him, told him what was going on, got him calmed down, told him being scared was okay, what to expect, and to ask for something when it hurt after he woke up. He mellowed out just fine, parents thanked me, and the doc said later thank you and he was glad someone had realized what was going on with the kid, that he realized he wasn’t really in tune with what was happening with the kid until I stepped in.”


We appreciate the wonderful nurses in the specialized niches of medical case management and managed care that we work with. Your dedication, commitment and past experiences make you a HERO in our eyes!