All Nurses go from over achiever to survivalist

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At some point in our career we make the switch from wanting to get the very best grade …. to delivering the very best care.

We transition from:

“What grade did I get on the exam?”

….to

“DID I PASS?!” Did I FREAKIN’ pass…? (All I want is a passing grade. Seriously)

Passing means I move on to the next stage of my schooling (or career). Most of us are ‘Type A’ personalities. So overachieving is in our DNA… but…

This Nursing stuff…. it’s kinda hard? (someone could have warned us. seriously)

We learn over the course of time that the grades matter only as a scholastic grade, nothing more .. nothing less. We soon figure out that the best grades do NOT guarantee the best care provided to the patient.

Remember this:
Just because you are an ‘A’ student, it doesn’t make you a good Nurse.
Just because you are a ‘C’ student, it doesn’t make you a bad Nurse.

Oh, and the last time I checked… the results of the NCLEX exam? Yeah, it’s pass or fail… not a percentage.

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What area of Nursing should I choose? Why I chose the ICU.

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How do you decide on which discipline of Nursing is the one for you?

When do you know?

Should you know your decision before you start school? Should you know by the time you graduate from school??!!

How do you know? Does someone tell you?

Is there a checklist?! GRRRRR

OK, let’s be honest… when deciding our ‘direction’…we change our mind at least three times while in school (or maybe that was just me).

I chose the ICU right out of nursing school for many reasons. I thought I’d share three major things that motivated my decision, way back then (yes it’s been a couple years):

1. Did it ‘click’?
2. Would you consider that decision something fun?
3. Would you view the job as a responsibility, or an opportunity?

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Fake it til you make it?

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Give the perception of confidence in a skill before you actually have that confidence?

To say, “I know what I’m doing”… [when you might not]…… yet.

I’m not referring to the actual skill itself, but your confidence in yourself to deliver the performance. Stepping on to ‘the stage’ is a frightening and potentially paralyzing act. You don’t want to finish before you get started.

‘The stage’… can simply be performing a skill in front of friends, family or colleagues. Or ‘the stage’ could be out in public… or *gasp* in front of a crowd. ‘The stage’ is any scenario or situation where you might feel just a tad uncomfortable!

Here are five things to think about when I recommend faking it till you make it:

1. Develop confidence
2. Perception is reality
3. You already do it
4. Establish a comfort level
5. Great coping mechanism

What do you think? Are you for or against the notion of ‘fake it til you make it’?

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