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Rescue Ninja? Rockstar Nanny? How do you define “RN”?
Nurse Sean shares tips to help you through your “inexperienced” phase!
Looking to connect with other nurses online? Check out the top LinkedIn groups you should be following…and why!
Scrubs readers, meet Marcus! In his new video blog, he’s going to be telling us all about his experiences as a brand new nurse in a brand new city! Follow along.
You need someone who will be there when you need a little pat on the back…and who will be completely honest with you when you’re screwing up.
A challenge: To come up with things I love about being a nurse, from the serious to the silly. So, let me count the ways…
Whether it’s your first code, your first admission, or your first bedside thoracentesis, it’s always your “first” something. Did you dive in headfirst, or did you run and hide?
#5. There is no “I” in nursing unless you are trying to win a spelling bee.
#6. The opposing shift is not your enemy (see #5)…
In the grand scheme of things, 365 days is a negligible amount of time. But looking back on the past year of experiences can be an eye-opener.
You follow their careers anyway. Why not learn a lesson or two? Whatever actions have helped catapult them to fame or rendered them B-list can provide valuable lessons for the careers of regular nurses like us.
Get an extra head start on your shift, always accounting for traffic. If you arrive early, you can walk around and get a feel for the unit…
We sometimes forget to separate our personal lives from our work ones. This can make things uncomfortable when we “act like nurses” around civilians!
We’re often wrong when we assume what our patients want. Asking this one simple question could change everything for them.
Tip #1: Have your ducks in a row, have all your information gathered and know what you want to say before you start saying it!
Do nurses have a sixth sense? It’s that moment when your gut gets those “butterflies,” or when A plus B does not equal C.
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