Dear Nurse is a rich compendium of letters written from the pure heart of a nurse to fellow nurses and would-be ones. It highlights how practicing nursing can profoundly change one’s life, including transforming a hard-hearted soul into a merry one making the person more empathetic and caring.
The author likewise debunks the prevailing myths people and society at large have about nurses and their profession, showing that daily putting one’s life on the line for the care of patients is not for the faint-hearted.
As a useful guide for students and registered nurses, it admonishes them not to get carried away and neglect other important areas of their lives. It suggests finding the right mentor who can help them successfully navigate difficult periods since busy schedules and exacting demands of work are the major reasons nurses forget who they are. To overcome the challenges, the book recommends that nurses consider a specialty in what they love to do.
Reading this book will give you a fresh and renewed perspective on nursing, and you will begin to see yourself as phenomenal, successful, empathetic, and impactful. It will also help you take the practical actions suggested in tackling the prevailing problems in this profession if you want to be more, dare to change the negative narratives, and have a distinct voice at the forefront of global leadership.