Some people seem to have the huge misconception that if a woman is a mother than her plate is full. The truth is that if a woman is a mother, she has a lot going on, but one of the greatest things about moms are that they have an uncanny ability to multi-task in ways that no one on this earth can. Therefore, if a mother is contemplating entering the workplace, she is usually more-than-a-little-equipped to handle it.
So, when the question comes up of if nursing would be a good career for moms when you really think about all that a mother does, wouldn’t it seem like the immediate response would be, “Of course, she would!” However, if you’re looking for some specific qualities that nurses and moms have in common, then you’ve come to the right place. Let’s look deeper.
Moms and nurses are both caring. If you don’t like people, then you’re not going to be a good mom or nurse. Both professions require that you really make the time to see what a person’s needs are and how you can tend to them.
Moms and nurses are both detail-oriented. When a child loses their coat when a child forgets about ball practice, when a child has a rough day, who is usually the person who’s on top of things? It would be a mom, right? At the same time, when a patient needs their medication when the doctor has misplaced a chart, when it’s time for a patient to have their vitals checked, who do they see first? A nurse. The bottom line here is that both people are extremely detail-oriented when it comes to the daily demands of life. Indeed, if mom “drops the ball” at home, chaos ensues. In many ways and for many reasons, the same can be said for a nurse in a hospital or doctor’s office.
Moms and nurses are both quick thinkers. Emergencies happen both at home and in the workplace, and sometimes there’s no time to take out 10 minutes to think about what to do. Moms and nurses are both people who tend to be quick thinkers, have a good sense of judgment and follow through on things based on their gut instincts (and more times than not, they’re right for doing so).
Moms and nurses keep trying until they get it right. There are certain things in life where there is little room for error. Both moms and nurses take this reality very seriously. There are some nurses who go on to get their master of nursing online. There are some moms who spend a part of their day on other mom blogs to get tips. Either way, the result is that both people care about doing their jobs better.
Moms and nurses are committed. It’s pretty challenging to live any kind of stable life by allowing your moods to dictate your actions because while one day you might feel one way, another day you might feel totally different. A great thing about nurses and moms are that they make a daily commitment to stick to their responsibilities—through the good, bad or not-so-pretty. This makes them trustworthy and full of integrity. Great qualities for both work and at home.