To be a nurse
requires both knowledge and skill,
while showing compassion and respect for others
whether injured or ill.
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We listen to their stories
we lend them an ear,
often laughing and crying
letting them know that we care.
Anticipating their needs
can be a real challenge every day,
but by showing compassion
can go a long long way.
With dignity and pride
we always do our best,
to comfort and please
making sure no needs go unaddressed.
Some days are stressful
sometimes it feels like it couldn't get any worse,
but when the dust all settles
there's nothing more rewarding...
than to be a nurse!