Top 10 things nurses have GOT to stop doing at work


10. Stop being so hard on yourself.
We are nurses. That makes us human, and humans make mistakes. The last time there was a perfect person, he got crucified for it. So let’s face it: You are going to make mistakes. You are going to learn from them. You are going to do better next time. So unless you actually, ya know, caused someone to do the death polka, learn to forgive yourself and move on. After all, if you aren’t willing to forgive yourself, why should your patient?

Rachael Rainer
Rachael Rainer is a thirty-something LPN in Mississippi working the night shift. You can find more of her writing on her blog: and get her Twitter feed at

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