As a medical-surgical nurse, there’s hardly ever a dull moment on the hospital floor. From managing multiple patients and schedules to educating family members while demonstrating compassion and a calm demeanor, med-surg nurses are masters of it all. Sometimes wearing so many hats can feel overwhelming, which is why the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses is devoting an entire week (Nov. 1-7) to celebrating you and all of your hard work! 🎉
Work, Work, Work, Work, Work
Yes, we do hope that you read that title like the Rihanna song because, with all of the hard work you do as a med-surg nurse, you deserve your own tune to dance to! Many people don’t realize it, but the duties of a med-surg nurse are tough stuff. You’re not just a nurse—you’re trained to know about an incredibly wide range of medical conditions, and you often have to think on your feet if something unexpected occurs with a patient, as you’re an integral part of his or her first line of care.
Organization comes in super handy in this profession, because medical-surgical nurses often handle a patient’s care from start to finish and have to coordinate with other healthcare professionals in between.
Ready for Anything
The daily life of a medical-surgical nurse is enough to make the average Joe’s head spin, as you are putting your critical thinking skills to the test while staying fully engaged on a physical, clinical, and emotional level. And really, that’s the best part of what a med-surg nurse is all about—the compassion you feel toward your patients is the fuel that allows you to thrive and truly enjoy the work you do day in and day out. 📅
One Week Isn’t Enough
In reality, medical-surgical nurses should be celebrated all year long, but at least we can place some extra emphasis on you during the first seven days of November. Med-surg nurses around the globe 🌎 will be recognized for all that you do, and their employers should make it known to the community at large that you are heroes!
If nothing else, you’ll probably get some free food and extra hugs while you’re at work this week, but every little bit of recognition during this time is well-earned. From the entire Next Travel Nursing team, thank you to all of the medical-surgical nurses who work tirelessly to ensure our community members are well cared for!