We asked nurses what was on the top of their holiday wish lists and received some funny, caring and sweet answers! So…what do you want for the holidays?
A vacation someplace warm…even just an overnight. Ahhhhh!
The pale pink stethoscope I happened to see today…I don’t need it…so I want it. 😉
A date night with my husband. â™¥
—Kelli Whatley Johnson
Money to be able to finish school and help my community.
To start working! I’m a new grad RN who just got hired for her dream job at a local hospital. It may sound odd, but I hope I get to work on Christmas Eve—I love coming home from the night shift to open Christmas gifts with my family. It reminds me how lucky I am to be a nurse and to have such a wonderful, supportive family.
Dear Santa, please bring this nurse a HOT TUB to soak in after a long, foot-aching, back-breaking shift!
—Cheryl Rau Howard
A mani/pedi for my dry, sore hands and feet…oh, and a transfer off of the night shift onto PMs!
To be able to turn my phone completely off for a whole day!
—Megan Rose Boynton
One of those vein finders to help me start IVs better. New grad here!! LOL!
—Talisa Adams Wilkes
A new back!
—Diane Welch Nealy
To be able to afford to switch back from night shift to day shift and work less than 48 to 50 hours per week! I want to spend more time with my grandkids and friends on my days off and not have to miss out on so much because I have to sleep. 🙂
I want patients, family members, management and physicians to know HOW HARD WE WORK! We work DAMN HARD! And more money would be great, too!
To know that I have touched each patient that I take care of in some small way, even if they may be confused, drug-seeking, palliative care or in the hospital for a routine surgery!
For my military boys to come home for Christmas.
What’s No. 1 on your holiday wish list this year?