‘Ironies of Nurses’ Reveals the Realities Nurses Face

Isn’t it ironic that in nursing school we were taught about the importance of nutrition, exercise, and about being healthy but we oftentimes neglect ours? Or how often we forget about taking care of our own family to care for the families of other people? Or how we end up starving because we have to miss our lunch breaks? The list goes on…

Nurses are not only the most honest and ethical professionals but also the most altruistic people you can meet and the video below clearly states what nurses truly are. To what they experience from their day to day work, nurses have seen everything from womb to tomb. It’s true that “Great joy comes in sacrifice and service.”

Because nursing is not just a profession but it’s a devotion.

“The video was created to show the reality nurses are facing day by day,” says the description from the video. “Nurses are selfless. Our religion is altruism. We have seen life at it’s best, from womb to tomb. Nurses never ask for these but nurses choose to serve. We are the modern heroes; in our sacrifice and service we find joy. To all nurses around the globe may this video will inspire all of us as we continue to give our very best in our calling with God’s help. Because Nursing is not just a profession but it’s a devotion.”

The video below was made possible through the brilliant minds of Diana Rose Paiton, RN and Genesis Adrigado, RN, both Filipino nurses of Adventist Medical Center Valencia City.


Hat tip to Ms. Marchelyn B. Colinares.

Matt Vera, a registered nurse since 2009, leverages his experiences as a former student struggling with complex nursing topics to help aspiring nurses as a full-time writer and editor for Nurseslabs, simplifying the learning process, breaking down complicated subjects, and finding innovative ways to assist students in reaching their full potential as future healthcare providers.

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