Psychiatric nurses work with people during the most difficult time of their lives. We truly can make a difference by incorporating the art and science of nursing, so we must be good listeners and be able to demonstrate a genuine caring and acceptance for our patients. It is not an easy field of nursing to work in, but when a patient says to you, “Because of your help, I want to live,” it makes all the difference. I have the honor of teaching nursing students to share my passion for psychiatric nursing. My hope is that through the use of therapeutic communication and caring, they will make a significant difference in the lives of their patients. Working in a private practice, I am able to help my patients, through medication management and therapy, cope with very difficult issues.