Full Circle, My First Year of Nursing - page 9

January - Newborn ICU Dream Job 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 by myself, I was a nurse,... Read More

  1. by   lots2care4
    Thanks so much for the wonderful synopsis of your first year...as I wipe the tears from my eyes, I understand all you've written. Continue on, my dear...you will do well! :heartbeat
  2. by   anngemini80
    i love this article!!! very inspiring
  3. by   ⚕annanonymous⚕
    Thank you so much for this. I'm in the April phase, and it's nice to know I'm not the only one. It's also nice to know it got better for you. It gives me hope for myself and my situation.
  4. by   birdcage
    Thank you for writing down your emotional journey and sharing it with all of us. And for adding updates, too. You have helped a lot of people with this article.
  5. by   UnderHisGrace
    Very inspiring article. Thanks for posting.
  6. by   smallestactofcaring
    Thank you so much for this. I begin my first day in a Level III NICU in just two days and am terrified. Your article gives me hope, advice and something to look forward to. I think I might have to refer back to your article every now and then, especially when I get to those low points that you speak of. I wish you all the luck in your career as a NICU nurse.
  7. by   wannabeanRN90
    Very touching article! Reminds me why I want to be a nurse - for the reward of making a difference.
  8. by   perlaw
    Best article I ever read. I've heard so many histories about new nurses that give up on their first year after graduating that... I had considered dropping school but this article just gave me a new prospective. I think I have a chance!!!
  9. by   JessaS.
    Thank you for sharing it was a great and inspiring article.
  10. by   DLC-CNA-MA
    love this post....cant wait till im finished school
  11. by   Ruby , LPN
    Thanks soooo much for this post. I just became a nurse back in septmeber of 2010 and stared work in october ata long tern care facility. And i;m here to tell you i have felt like you every step of the way, but since i'm 5 months in things are gettin beter i still have some ways to go...THX ALOT~
  12. by   Sewbusy~RN
    I know this is old but I just found it and it made me cry. Thanks for so perfectly articulating the roller coaster of the first year as an RN, and for reinforcing my reasons for applying to transfer to the NICU.
  13. by   RNsuperstar
    Thank you for this. I am going to start on med surg in a couple weeks. I am excited but scared. This post made me smile....I will be there too.