Whether it’s a new hospital, new unit or completely new direction, every nurse has gotta start somewhere. And, for some time, that “somewhere” is going to be strange, unfamiliar and yes—slightly terrifying.
Of course, the important thing to remember is that it takes time to really get into the groove of things, from building relationships to simply locating the nearest restroom. However, like so many of the obstacles you’ll encounter as you grow your career, the new nurse blues are temporary—all you need is a little elbow grease and the right attitude.
In this week’s episode of “The Katie Duke Show” on ScrubsBeat, Katie explores some of the apprehension she’s feeling as she dives into the newest stage of her career, along with the plans she has to overcome it. Feeling stuck in a “new nurse on the block” rut? Check out Katie’s video below for a little positive reinforcement, then share your own advice, questions or concerns in the comments section below!