Should Nursing students work the NOC shift?

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What has been your experience with student Nurses and the night shift? Do student Nurses rotate through the night shift as part of their curriculum?

If not, should it be? Should the night shift be an option for students?

I mean the reality is, many students are going to spend a fair amount of their first several years working the night shift, simply due to workplace needs and seniority (speaking from experience).

I admit there are pros and cons to placing students on the night shift. Do you placed them on the NOC just to say ‘they did it’?

Or, a better argument is they would get some good real-life experiences of the bedside Nurse.

The dedicated teaching time between the preceptor and student is up for debate. Some would argue they could have more time to ‘teach’ and not just direct. While others admit that many night shift are busier than the day shift… with less support staff.

Hmm…

What are your thoughts?

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10 tips for the new graduate Nurse searching for that first job

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Hallelujah! All your hard work is paying off. Graduation is on the horizon. There actually is a light at the end of that never-ending dark tunnel. You’ve worked so hard for this moment, but your work is not done.

Now comes the really fun and stress-free part (hint of sarcasm there)… the job search for your first job!

Where do you start? When do you start? Where do you look? What to wear? What to say? SO many questions!!!

For all those students on the cusp of graduation. Here are some tips to help you with your job search for that very first Nursing job!!!

1. Portfolio
2. Letters of recommendation
3. Feathers in your cap?
4. Job experience?
5. Practice the act of interviewing
6. BUY AN OUTFIT
7. Apply anywhere and everywhere
8. Reach out for help
9. Internships?
10. Be OK w/ not getting the job, but don’t take no for an answer

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What should you expect during your 1st year working as a Nurse?

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That first year is a doozy. You find out quickly you don’t know what you think you know. And what you do know you question.

It’s an equally exciting, scary, fun, overwhelming and rewarding experience. You are relearning things you thought you had mastered, and you’re learning an infinite amount of new and complicated things that they just could not cover during Nursing school.

Here are five things that stood out in my mind about that first year:

1. Fear
2. Did I even go to school?
3. Tough resilience
4. Laughter
5. Pride

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