Nurses may differ in their specialities, but not with skills.
There are some skills that are common in all nurses. Some are
gained and developed through work or life. While others are
skills in which a person is naturally good at.
Here are the four nursing skills every nurse must have
- 1. Every nurse needs to be excellent in communication.
Excellent communication simply means you are an effective
listener. You are able to understand patient's needs. And
you can easily get the message across.
- 2. Every nurse needs to be intuitive. You know
how to pay attention to details. You have a sixth sense
about patients or can pick up on clues and little signs
from the patients. You also have the combined instinct,
knowledge, and experiences
- 3. Every nurse needs to be calm all the time.
You know how to easily adapt to changes, you know how to
keep cool regardless of the situation, and you are flexible
about working hours and responsibilities.
- 4. Every nurse needs to be competent. You know
how to respond quickly to emergencies. You have good interpersonal
and organizational skills. And most importantly, you have
that positive attitude.