Synonymous with dramatic cliff faces, sandy beaches and the commercial, hidden treasures of natural resources that fuel the world, The North Sea is coveted by different groups as it represents power. It is filled with nature reserves and breeding habitats.
The North Sea has always been associated with healing due to a mix of beneficial winds and sunshine. It is thought to boost the immune system. The North Sea is proud, historical and quintessentially British. It represents our heritage. It is seen as the emotive face of ‘home’. The North Sea is the protector of the realm.
Characteristics of a Protector Nurse
You will tend to work with people who can be seen as vulnerable, or temporarily in a vulnerable situation. This is because you are a natural protector - someone who stands up for people.
You will be primarily attracted to working with a particular type of person or within a particular type of working environment. You are passionate about a group of people/ culture and share a sense of pride and accountability.
You will be solid, dependable, 'salt of the earth'. You are tribal, with a strong sense of belonging. You are thorough and meticulous in your working practice. You have the unique ability to be able to work independently alongside an established group. You are in charge of your own domain whilst working within a larger set of rules and regulations - independence within set boundaries.
You are an essential part of a team from which you are slightly separate. You feel safe at work and happy. You are highly respected and highly thought of by the patients you work with. You are seen as expert and autonomous. You have the ability to make and act on decisions alone.
Roles for Protector Nurses
Roles for Protector Nurses include nursing within the armed forces, school nurse, district nurse, health visitor, prison nurse, learning disabilities nurse, community nurse, specialist nurse for the homeless or a practice nurse.
You may or may not work shifts depending on the sector you are in. Army/ RAF/ Navy nurses have the added dimension of being involved with a dangerous, exciting world where they are exposed to danger and fighting but do no harm themselves.
Your relationship is with the type of person who is your patient, as opposed to the condition they are suffering from. You are organised, thorough and traditional. You perform your role to extremely high standards.