Kronos Nurses “Letters to Self” – Chris Haviland MS, BSN, RN
Chris Haviland MS, BSN, RN is currently a Senior Workforce Solution Consultant at Kronos
Never forget why you entered Nursing… to help people. Keep your eyes open and never stop learning. Don’t be distracted by those who are there to just punch a clock and collect a pay check. Your nights will be long and shifts may seem endless, but when it is all said and done, that extra 5 minutes you spend to comfort a patient or hold a hand while someone passes will come to be the times you will never forget. Like that smile from the mom who was able to see their son walk for the first time after a horrible diving accident, they, too, will never forget you. And when you think that you cannot take on anymore, take a deep breath and know that your smile and compassion mean more to that family than you can even start to imagine.
You are going to go far to help people within the realm of Nursing. No matter the path you take, remember why you entered Nursing and do your best to inspire others to do the same.