‘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 is a registered nurse with a bachelor of science in nursing since 2009 and is currently working as a full-time writer and editor for Nurseslabs. During his time as a student, he knows how frustrating it is to cram on difficult nursing topics. Finding help online is nearly impossible. His situation drove his passion for helping student nurses by creating content and lectures that are easy to digest. Knowing how valuable nurses are in delivering quality healthcare but limited in number, he wants to educate and inspire nursing students. As a nurse educator since 2010, his goal in Nurseslabs is to simplify the learning process, break down complicated topics, help motivate learners, and look for unique ways of assisting students in mastering core nursing concepts effectively.