10 cold hard TRUTHS of Nursing everywhere

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I’ve learned quite a bit over the past decade as a Nurse (going on 11 years).

10 years. 10 TRUTHS.

There are certain things in our profession that ring true no matter where you plant your feet, no matter where you practice, no matter what type of Nurse you choose to become.

These TRUTHS I discovered working in different areas of the world, working in different specialty areas, different shifts, different employers and different stages of my career.

These 10 TRUTHS apply to every Nurse everywhere.

1. You get out what you put in.
2. You have to trust your team.
3. Trust (and respect) are earned, not given.
4. The schedule will always suck.
5. The best leaders are the best followers.
6. The best team gets their hands dirty.
7. It’s not the job, it’s the people.
8. Bullies? Kill them with kindness.
9. NEVER forget where you came from.
10. You are NEVER that good.

Care to add a TRUTH that can be applied to all of Nursing?

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Nursing Students: How to answer those SATA NCLEX questions!

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SATA = Select All That Apply

The voodoo trickery question format from the mother of all exams, the infamous NCLEX.

The multiple-answered question that drives all students to the brink of insanity. Which answer (or answers) are most right? You have to put your thinking cap on and navigate through all the answers to decide if more than one answer is potentially correct.

Truth be told, nobody is out to trick you. Only to draw out the best in you, including how well you can focus. I thought I’d share some tips that might help you navigate through this monster.

Two major suggestions first:
1. Mental Aerobics
2. Stay Calm!!

Here are 7 tips that will help you slay this monster?
1. Read the question twice. Every. Single. Time.
2. Is it a ‘positive’ or ‘negative’ question?
3. Do not glance at the answers before reading the question (twice).
4. Are there absolutes?
5. Focus on the patient, unless otherwise stated.
6. Test your theory.
7. Psychosocially acceptable?

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

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Nurses: How to get your ducks in a row?

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When calling the provider about your patient, you need to have your ducks in a row. You need to have your thoughts organized in some manner and you need to be ready for the dialogue between you and provider.

The provider will ask questions and seek clarification. You need to know what is going on with your patient before calling them for assistance. Don’t be unprepared!

I thought I’d give you some suggestions on how to do just that.

1. Confidence
2. Prepare
3. Organize: gather all your material
4. Anticipate: expect the wrenches
5. The phone call: SBARR (or The five W’s)
6. The phone call: be brief
7. The phone call: be confident even when your voice shakes
8. The phone call: be specific
9. Imitate the best and ignore the rest: don’t reinvent the wheel

All of these things develop with time. The more you do it, the better you become. Step up to the plate and take a swing.

Season Nurses out there, care to add any suggestions?
New Nurses, any other questions?

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

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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