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Full Circle, my First Year of Nursing - page 7

January-I was thrilled to have my dream job in a Newborn ICU, I was making cold hard cash. I had an awesome preceptor for orientation. I was signing my name with RN behind it, I was giving meds all... Read More

  1. Visit  Imafloat profile page
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    cubangirl, I hope your first week went well. The reason I wrote the article is that the first year of nursing was one of the toughest things I have ever experienced. At first, I was thrilled to have reached my goal of becoming a nurse, I wasn't realistic about what being a nurse really entailed. I think almost every new nurse goes through a big lull in the first year where they doubt everything about nursing. I was shocked that I actually enjoyed my job by the end of my first year. I just wanted to post to other new nurses that things will be rough, but they also get better. I am finishing up my second year and I LOVE LOVE LOVE my job most days. Best of luck to you!
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    Quote from WeeBabyRN
    cubangirl, I hope your first week went well. The reason I wrote the article is that the first year of nursing was one of the toughest things I have ever experienced. At first, I was thrilled to have reached my goal of becoming a nurse, I wasn't realistic about what being a nurse really entailed. I think almost every new nurse goes through a big lull in the first year where they doubt everything about nursing. I was shocked that I actually enjoyed my job by the end of my first year. I just wanted to post to other new nurses that things will be rough, but they also get better. I am finishing up my second year and I LOVE LOVE LOVE my job most days. Best of luck to you!
    Hello Weebaby. Well, my first week was not bad at all, it was orientation, so it actually felt like nursing school. Monday is going to be my REAL first day! I'll be working from 7a to 7p. I am excited and afraid at the same time. Let's see how it goes. I'm planning to hang in there whatever happens.
    Once again thanks for the inspiring words, i hope to work in the NICu some day.
  3. Visit  hst01 profile page
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    i really enjoyed reading your post.. actually im almost thru with my one year and i totally feel the same way although im not in a critical area, i do work on a medical unit which is a bit easier, is still feel like im ready to change careers! but im torn between sticking it out and waiting to see whats in store in the nursing world or to just really leave this job and find out if anything better is out there....

    your post has made me feel like maybe i shouldnt be so hasty...thanks for sharing...
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  4. Visit  Maggie09 profile page
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    That was so very inspiring to read for this soon-to-be new grad! Thanks for taking the time to put your raw emotions into words. You sound like a wonderful nurse. If I had a sick baby, you'd be the first one I'd want to call.
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  5. Visit  THANKGOD1922 profile page
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    wonderful of u to share,i am a new nurse also n had to read every word of your article.
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  6. Visit  sillyxaria profile page
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    sounds like you are adjusting quite well...
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  7. Visit  superfry profile page
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    I loved your article I actually learned just this morning that I passed the NCLEX-RN so I'm so happy to say that I'm officially an RN. And it's great to come across your post since I'll start working as a health professional in a few months. I've read that there really are days that can really bring you down and even lead you to doubt if nursing is really for you, especially during the first 6 months. But I believe you, that it's really part of it, part of learning, and part of the process of becoming better nurses... and that there will also be happy days. Thank you for giving me a glimpse of what my first year might be like... I hope it will be as exciting and positive as yours and that I will also love it as you do All the best to you
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  8. Visit  beautifulblair profile page
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    thanks for your post..it'snice to know that I'm not alone in my dilemma
  9. Visit  Shawana profile page
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    Thanks so much for this! I am planning on being a nurse and this was really helpful to read. You were really determined!
  10. Visit  RN2be.... profile page
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    Thank you for your honest words! I loved how you said that you must have empathy to be a nurse and that you do not have to know everything,,,,who could anyways? I am taking my pre-reqs and hope to start an accelerated program next spring.
  11. Visit  Tammykay821 profile page
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    Wow, thanks for the great post! I'm a recent grad and it's good to read an honest account of what to expect during that first year - or any year!
  12. Visit  candle1234 profile page
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    Thanks for the great post - I am still in my first year of nursing, 10 months to be exact and I did what my educators told me would be best, I'm working on a med surg floor. I like the med surg floor the different things that come up I getting a lot of experience but I have not had my eval
  13. Visit  pcurn2008 profile page
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    Thank you so much for this wonderful post. I am crying after reading it. I am a new grad. I finished school Feb 2008, passed my boards March 2008 and started a Critical Care internship Aug 2008. I am in my final month of being with a preceptor and have gone through so many emotions. I have questioned if I made the right career choice, if I choose the right area to work in (critical care is overwhelming!), and if I am really strong enough to do it. You post has helped me see that these are all common feelings. I WILL get through this. I have decided to start tracking my feelings (weekly or monthly) and I too will do a post like this after my 1st year of being a nurse is up! Thank you for your inspiration and honesty. Take care, hil


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