nursing careerThanksgiving isn't just about the turkey dinner we look forward to all year and start of the holiday season.  It's also a time to reflect on our blessings and to give thanks. With that in mind, we asked the NurseTogether community what they are most thankful for in their nursing careers.

This is what they had to say:

"As an Oncology nurse, I am most thankful that I have learned the true meaning of courage from my patients." -Nurse Jess

"I am thankful for many things, but this year I am especially thankful for a patient who noticed something that prompted me to see my doctor. He added years to my life." -Michelle W.

"I am thankful for great mentors!" -Kay H.

"I am thankful for the amazing, varying job opportunities the nursing profession brings." -Nancy C.

"I am thankful that God uses me to touch so many lives and for the lives that touch me." -Rhondie J.

"I am thankful for the flexibility to be able to work in so many different areas and still stay at the same facility. Love my coworkers and patients!" -Cheryl S.

"Reiki Nurse Coach: Helping you worry less, love more, and transform body-mind-spirit to enjoy life with ease!" -Elizabeth S.

"Portability. I am thankful for being able to travel and work all over!" -Janet W.

"I am thankful that God uses me to touch so many lives and for the lives that touch me." -Rhondie J.

"I am thankful for the opportunity to meet all sorts of interesting people, each with their own story." -Dan F.

"I am thankful for being given opportunities to advance in my career, all while making a huge impact on my community and the people myself, my staff and organization care for who are ill or injured." -Sherry G.

"I am thankful for my residents.  They are number one in my eyes and they know it." -Angela M.

Nurses, thank you for all that you do!  Happy Thanksgiving! -The NurseTogether team

What are you thankful for in your nursing career? Let our nursing community know.