The Student Nurse's Prayer
Lord: I know we go through this every day
but please give me the knowledge
as to why I actually wanted to go to nursing school.
Lord, give me the strength to make it through
those boring three hour lectures without falling asleep.
Lord, please give me the patience
to make it through twelve hour clinicals with instructors
that can't just give you the right answer
and on the same note,
give the nurses the ability to remember
what it was like to be a student
and give us just a little more respect.
Lord, give me the endurance to read all the assigned readings
and be able to remember it when I am taking a test
with four right answers.
Lord, give my family and friends
the ability to realize I really am on the edge of insanity.
Finally, Lord, give me the vision to see that one day
I will be a real nurse
and I will never have to wear this ugly uniform again.