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“Sometimes I hate my job”

“But not in the way you’d think. It’s not the hours or the pay or the poops. It’s how keenly and constantly aware I am of our precious, fragile lives.”

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10 things for nurses to be thankful for this holiday season

The hospital doesn’t have holiday hours. Illness and injury don’t take a holiday. But we still can be thankful, even when working over the holidays. Here’s why.

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“I wish I could cry with you, but I can’t”

“I talked to the doctor before he walked into the room. I know what he told you….”

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17 reasons I’m thankful I’m a nurse

It’s easy to have days (weeks, months…) when you forget how much you love your profession. Remind yourself with this inspiring list!

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“Selfless Acts in Health Care” – Did you read it?

“We owe health care workers our gratitude and respect for being willing to care for us when we need it most.”

Tough shift? You’ll be inspired by this nurse’s sweet story of patient gratitude

Tough shift? You’ll be inspired by this nurse’s sweet story of patient gratitude

“You probably don’t remember me, but I heard your voice and knew immediately who you were…”

“What inspires you to find the nurse leader within yourself?”

“What inspires you to find the nurse leader within yourself?”

As nurses, you have to lead every day of your professional career as a patient advocate and role model for those around you. But where does that inspiration come from?

Video: Ebola-free nurse reunites with dog

Video: Ebola-free nurse reunites with dog

Nina Pham is reunited with her dog and thanks those who helped her during her tough battle with Ebola. Watch the moving video.

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“I Want to Be a Labor Nurse” – Did you read it?

An RN shares what it’s REALLY like to be a labor nurse and speaks to those interested in the field.

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Nurse tattoo artist offers free procedures for breast cancer survivors

During the month of October, a New Jersey nurse and breast cancer survivor is using her skills as a tattoo artist to help those battling the disease.

WATCH: Cancer patient enrolled in nursing school to help fight pediatric cancer

WATCH: Cancer patient enrolled in nursing school to help fight pediatric cancer

Her doctor urged her to do whatever she could before she died. She is choosing to be a nurse.

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“Nurse navigator takes every step alongside patients” – Did you read it?

Does your hospital have nurse navigators? Here’s a touching story that recognized one caring nurse and her patient.

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“Never give up on yourself”: One nurse’s story of beating breast cancer

What happens when a busy nurse gets breast cancer? Here’s one woman’s story.

WATCH: These pediatric cancer patients are “Truly Brave”

WATCH: These pediatric cancer patients are “Truly Brave”

Grab a tissue and watch until the end…

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“Looking to Transform Healthcare? Ask a Nurse” – Did you read it?

“If you’re looking to improve the quality of care and reduce costs, try talking to the people working on the front lines every day—talk to a nurse.”