I meet up for coffee with her in the morning before our shift starts, and we (try to) have breaks together. But even on the days when we aren’t working together, I know that I can turn to her if I have a question or need some help, and she’ll be there for me, as I would for her.
It’s not always easy being the newbie on the unit, and when you show up to work and you can tell by your assignment that it’s going to be a crazy day, you feel like you’re already behind on your work. But when you have someone there who gets how frustrating that is, and who still cheers you on, you know you’ve got more than a co-worker, but someone who’s a friend too, and that makes all the difference!
Tell me…do you have a co-worker you can really count on?
I'm a brand new, full-fledged, fresh-out-of-school RN! And better yet, I landed the job of my dreams working with children. I love what I do, and while everyday on the job is a new (and sometimes scary) experience, I'm taking it all in - absorbing everything I can about this amazing profession we all fell in love with.
By Ani Burr, RN