Never forget the fear of being the new Nurse

Never forget the fear of being the new Nurse

Every single seasoned Nurse was once the new Nurse. Every so often the seasoned Nurse needs to be reminded that the learning process is slow.

When the new Nurse isn’t quite getting it or not carrying their load or not grasping the needed concepts, remember you were once in their shoes. In fact, some of you just got out of those shoes!

As the resource, you sometimes can lose your patience when the new Nurse is struggling with a new concept or skill. We can get caught up in wrongfully comparing them to ourselves or others.

Try and remember the absolute fear and confusion you had. Remember how lost you felt during those first few days (weeks, months or even years).

Some of us took longer to get past that deer-in-headlight look. And some of us have been a Nurse for a year… and are still having trouble.

Try and remember the fear.

As the learned and trusted resource, it’s our job to nurture and prepare them. Teach, don’t preach. You don’t need to hit them with the proverbial frying pan every single day.

I think it is our responsibility to change our culture. It’s time to stop eating our young, and it’s time to start growing and building our profession.

Always remember that feeling you had when you were the new Nurse. It’s time we stopped ‘eating our young’… and changed our culture.

It starts with you.

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3 random tips for the Nurse noob

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Nothing fancy here. Just some down and dirty tips for the Nurse noob who is starting their first job.

Noob:

noun informal
a person who is inexperienced in a particular sphere or activity, especially computing or the use of the Internet.
ORIGIN early 21st cent.: from newbie.

As a noob, we really don’t expect you to know much. In fact, you know just enough to practice safely. The following tips are not about your actual Nursing practice, but more #realnurselifehacks .

Things that most of us had to find out the hard way. I’m here to give you that ‘leg up’ so to speak. Three down and dirty hacks to get you started on that first job:

  1. Shut up and listen
  2. Buy a pair of scrubs to leave at work
  3. Volunteer (yes – I recommend this a lot. It’s that important)

Short, sweet and to the point. No fluff here.

I’d love to hear what you have to say. Find me on social and send me a message!

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#TGIMFF | Nursing: Where Friday isn’t really Friday

#TGIMFF | Nursing: Where Friday isn’t really Friday

 

TGIF?

An acronym that literally has no meaning in the world of Nursing. It’s one of the first rules you should probably learn as Nurse.

Friday ≠ Friday

In fact the mere mention of TGIF invokes quite the response from most Nurses, because the majority of us work shifts, nights, weekends and holidays.

So…. you can shove your TGIF where the sun don’t shine.

Double tap if you feel the same way! 😂🙁 TAG another nurse working over the weekend!

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I decided to create a celebratory acronym that makes a little more sense for all the Nurses out there:

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Thank God It’s My Fuckin Friday

To all my Nurses out there. If this is your Fuckin’ Friday… enjoy the hell out of it.

Do you agree?

Check out the video below. Click the title, head on over to my Facebook page and leave me a comment.

Warning: I get a bit passionate in this vlog. NSFW. Listen at your own risk

Don’t forget to share the video! If ya like what ya see…. tell someone. Hell, tell someone if ya don’t like it.

As always, thanks for watching and thanks for sharing. I love hearing from everyone.


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