It's A Nurse: A Mother's Heartfelt Letter to Nurses That Moved Me to Tears - Nurseslabs Nurses play an important role in the lives of people every day. Most of the time, we do this without even realizing it. We are encouragers, comforters, listeners and a shoulder to cry on. We give out a little piece of ourselves every day, to serve others. We see our patients more frequently than any other member of the healthcare team and know them on a level that no one else does.