I’ll be the first to admit I love working with a good nurse. Give me a good nurse any day! and we can work short-staffed, under pressure and come out smelling like roses with cheerful and sunny attitudes. Alternatively, give me a fully-staffed shift of slackers and complainers, and we come out overworked, underpaid, grouchy, tired and beaten. Yes, a good nurse is worth their weight in gold.
The good nurse can handle his/her patient care assignment with minimal or no unnecessary emotional drama. I enjoy both the novice and the expert nurse when their work is efficient, comprehensive and professional. And, thankfully, most nurses are sincerely good.