Four Books that Every Nurse must Read

July 29, 2016 | By phili_blogs

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Being a nurse, you are always on your toes, giving your best to the profession and to your patients. In such a scenario, achieving a work-life balance is a challenging task. To cope with a tiring and trying schedule, rejuvenate and be inspired, books are the best friends of nurses. Thus, when it comes to motivating nurses, there are books that help to relieve stress and instill the zeal to perform their jobs with maximum compassion and care.

The 4 very popular books that every nurse should read are –

1. ‘Your 1st Year as a Nurse’

by Donna Cardilo

This book makes a great read for beginners as well as for seasoned nurses. The book is filled with real life stories, inspiring anecdotes and instances that help a staff nurse better understand the wants, needs and requirements of the profession. If, while working you feel you are losing your grip on life or getting exhausted,reading this book can recharge your batteries and give you the energy to keep going on.

2. ‘Who Moved My Cheese’

by Spencer Johnson

Any guesses what this book is about? This book is written around the idea that nothing is permanent except‘change’ and change is the only constant. After reading this book, you will be able to handle work and life changes in a better way.

3. ‘Last Lecture’

by Randy Pausch

This is an amazing book written Randy Pausch who was a professor at Carnegie Mellon University. The book is contains excerpts from the last lecture that he gave in the University. The ‘Last Lecture’ gives an inspiration to never give up even in the toughest times and how you need to remain full of energy and positivity even when everything around seems dark and hollow. The author sadly passed away at a young age, but has left the book for inspiring everyone in the profession.

4. ‘Always Looking up – The adventures of an Incurable Optimist’

by Michael J. Fox

Ever had a bad day? Well, we all have bad days but the idea is how to sail through bad times with poise and grace. This book is about the life of an amazing actor turned activist and inspirer. It is about his journey with Parkinson’s disease and the gifts it brought him.


Nurses, take some time out from your busy schedule to learn some innovative things that will prove to be a stepping-stone in your career. Reading a book that inspires and motivates you to do something good every day is what you must take enthusiastically.

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