Nurses are essential to the health care team. Nurses tend to spend far more time with patients and their families than physicians–one of the many rewards of a nursing career which helps offset the sometimes high stress levels of the job.
- Ability to interact without prejudice with a wide range of individuals
- Quick learner and in some situations, ability to make rapid decisions
- Lifelong learner
- Organized, ability to prioritize and multi-task
- Interpersonal communicator
- Stress management skills
Don’t possess all of these characteristics? Don’t worry. Education and experience will help you develop these characteristics and skills.