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Top 10 Qualities of a Great Nurse

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Those who succeed in nursing and gain the most fulfillment from it will start their careers with certain qualities. Do you have what it takes to be a great nurse?

1. Communication Skills

A great nurse has excellent communication skills that include speaking and listening. They are able to follow directions without problem and can easily communicate with patients and families to understand their needs and explain treatments.

2. Emotional Stability

A great nurse is very stable emotionally. Nursing is a stressful job and nurses see many traumatic situations, suffering and death. A great nurse is one who is able to work without allowing the stress to cause great personal harm.

3. Empathy

Great nurses have empathy for the pain and suffering of patients. They are able to feel compassion and provide comfort.

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