Nurses have a tough but rewarding job. Being able to help patients and provide comfort and care can make any nurse feel good about his or her career.

There are 2 simple ways for a nurse to tell if they’re truly appreciated in the workplace. Management has to make it clear that they hear their nurses concerns, understand their needs, and take steps to ensure that the work environment is a positive one.

Management should also take the time to personally thank their nurses for their hard work. It can be a difficult and stressful environment at times, but supervisors that recognize the value of their staff can make it better. Creating a supportive workplace demonstrates appreciation.