7. Not Gathering Nurse Allies
We’ve all heard the phrase “Nurses eat their young” and many NursingLink members have said that is definitely true. But even with the drama that may occur, there is always room for friendship. Connecting with other nurses is a great way to avoid burnout, re-ignite your passion for nursing, and expand your knowledge. Whether it’s nurse friends at work or nurses from another facility, they will understand you like your non-nursing friends never will.
Nurse allies can benefit more than your mental health. They can help you advance your career by writing recommendations and finding job openings. It’s always good to have someone who’s looking out for you – and who better to do it than someone who can literally save your life!