The generation gap in Nursing

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The newer generation of Nurses versus the seasoned generation of Nurses.

The young versus the old.
Somehow we’ve drawn an imaginary line between ourselves and it’s time we figured out a way to erase it. United we stand, divided we fall.

Here are some myths about each generation:

New Nurse:

  • tech savvy
  • don’t appreciate the ‘old ways’
  • don’t understand how good they got it
  • always in a hurry

Seasoned Nurse:

  • never going to change
  • their way is not always the best way
  • stubborn and stuck in the past
  • need to pick up the pace

What do you think?

I thought I might offer some thoughts on how to eliminate this divide:
1. Knowledge is king
2. The care Nurses give hasn’t changed
3. Be open minded
4. Have mutual respect
5. Find common ground

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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.

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New grad Nurses hired in the ICU?

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For some reason this idea just won’t rest. I call it an urban legend, or an urban myth. The belief that new-grad Nurses need to “get their experience” working on the Med-Surg floor before they apply to work in the ICU. That new grad Nurses should not work in the ICU as their first job after graduation.

It’s a bunch of crap. And it’s been around as long as I’ve been a Nurse.

I’m living proof that it’s possible.

And the current generation of nursing students graduating have enormous potential to not only survive but thrive.

What are your thoughts? What are your experiences?

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