4 Reasons Nurse Dads Melt Our Heart

Father's Day - Blog
With Father’s Day quickly approaching, we think it’s a great time to recognize all the nurses out there who are fathers. Father’s Day is a time to appreciate all the great dads out there and all the wonderful things they do for their children.

To celebrate this special day, we’ve put together a list of why we think nurses make the best fathers.

They know how to pick up the pieces when things fall apart.

Nurses work every day to fix things that are broken. As fathers, nurses have the skills to heal a scraped knee, fix a broken toy and even mend a broken heart.

Adam from Scrubs Magazine says, “we can treat our children’s friends’ lacerations and abrasions so they don’t have to go home and everyone can keep playing.”1

Nurses who are dads know how to save the day regardless of the situation!

They’re used to a demanding work schedule.

Being a parent is an around the clock job – and sometimes it can be quite demanding. Nurses who are dads work long shifts at their job and still make sure to make time for their children.

“We get home after a 12-hour shift and our kids want to tell us about their day at school. We listen, even though we are exhausted, just to make sure they know that they matter,” Carlos from Nurse Together writes.2

There are no awkward situations for these dads.

Let’s face it – sometimes being a dad can be awkward. But, a lot of those awkward situations are just a part of the normal day-to-day for nurses. Tampon runs and the birds and the bees are a piece of cake for dads who are nurses.

Carlos embodies this idea when he says “we are not embarrassed to go to the store to pick up feminine items.”2

Being a nurse prepares dads for many of these situations.

Caring is their specialty.

At the end of the day, a caring personality is a key quality of both nurses and fathers.

Caring and compassionate dads make some of the best dads because they know how to comfort their children. The same goes for nurses and their patients.

Heather from Scrubs Magazine says nurses make the best fathers “because they have learned compassion and love [by] being a nurse. And having both comes into a big part of being a great father.”1

Nursing gives dads the skills and characteristics they need to be the best fathers possible. We think nurses make some of the best dads! Happy Father’s Day to all the nurses who are dads out there!

What do you think makes a good dad? Tell us in the comments below!


  1. http://scrubsmag.com/top-10-reasons-nurses-make-the-best-dads/
  2. http://www.nursetogether.com/10-reasons-why-nurses-make-best-dads