I bought this book because everyone in the reviews had raved that it was an amazing book to read. This book has opened my eyes as a new nurse myself into realizing that I’m not the only nervous, scared new nurse out there! Everyone has their first job as a nurse and almost every nurse has doubted themselves one time or another- especially in the start of their careers.
I Wasn’t Strong Like This When I Started Out, is a collection of narratives written by a wide selection a nurses throughout the world. These nurses are writing about their most personal and sometimes most heartbreaking moments in their careers. This book will open your mind to a whole new world that you probably never have given a second thought of about health care. These women and men nurses/nurse practitioners will leave you in awe- awe because you wonder how in the world these nurses were strong enough to deal with some of these heart wrenching situations.
Now don’t get me wrong, this book isn’t full of heartbreak- it also shows the life changing moments these nurses experience in a positive light. It will make you understand that one patient could change a nurses whole outlook on nursing in general, and could give a new nurse a definite career path. This book will leave you with a smile. You will smile because it is wonderful to know that there are nurses out there that have such compassion and care towards their patients.
Even if you are not in the health care field- I recommend you read this book! You will not be disappointed.
Lots of love, L&A