Hang in there new Grads and New Nurses it does get better..I PROMISE - page 2

So I haven't been on this board for a while. I have been an R.N. for 1 1/2 years now, where I started as a brand spanking new grad in Interventional Cardiology/CCU Stepdown/Critical Care..woohoo... Read More

  1. by   M&M+RN
    That was a very inspiring post.
    I'm a new nurse too, undergoing some hardships. I do love being a nurse but it's a tough job; thanks for your encouragement.
  2. by   dreamon
    Yay! This deserves to be stickied!
  3. by   PatsFan1969
    Your story is truly inspiring, Thanks. I am a new grad on a progressive care unit, been on my own for a little over 3 months. I am very lucky to have a supportive group of experienced nurses to turn to, can't imagine I would make it if I had been in your shoes.
  4. by   emetcal1
    Thank you! I am still in orientation and can really use your experiences to motivate me everyday, especially when I start on my own. I am glad you finally stick up for yourself. I am already starting to do that lol because I believe new nurses are common for any unit or facility and it isn't like they don't know how hard it is for us. I always tell people to slow down when giving report on the phone, ask doctors to repeat telephone orders and spell their names for me, and I always find someone to ask a question to even if I should know it. I know the next year will be a rollercoaster but nurses like you really encourage me. Thank you!
  5. by   gardengirl08
    Great thread. Very inspiring. You are very passionate about what you do and I wish more nurses new and old represented that. Thx.
  6. by   scaryannrn
    THANK you for the inspiration. I am a new grad, newly pinned, and newly passed the NCLEX from the fall semester..

    :typing Still applying and looking for the perfect job. I'm sooo into L&D and that's where I did my externship in my last semester of nursing school. I'm waiting on a job to be available because I :heartbeat L&D sooo much. I am crossing my fingers hoping I can wow them in an interview so they would take me in!!
  7. by   statuspending
    thanks excellent post and words of encouragement
  8. by   nursingsfun
    Thanks for your inspiring story. I wish I could be half the nurse you are. I am not good at being eaten up and spit out. There are many days I wonder why I ever changed professions. It was so much easier before. The patients are NEVER the problem. The staff is. Experienced nurses act like you are stupid and don't want to help you when you have a question or problem. I had one nurse say to me "sink or swim baby". I will try to move on and hope eventually I find my niche.
  9. by   SusanKathleen, RN
    Wow, girl! LOVED your story! I'm saving it to re-read b/c I'll be there soon. Thanks.
  10. by   ohjoyy
    this post was very inspiring. its good to know that it'll get better. appreciate it!
  11. by   christie25
    I had my fisrt test in anatomy today I bombed!!!!!!! HELP
  12. by   Morettia2
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    I had my fisrt test in anatomy today I bombed!!!!!!! HELP

    soo sorry to hear that. My biggest help in anatomy was getting a study group and just drilling the crap put of each other...it's just memorization. another thing is I made a binder of all the slides and pictures for my lab practicals and just kept going over them over and ove. Another thing is if you have a study group you can come up with some great anagrams and stuff..I mean we had some very dirty raunchy ones but I will always remember my cranial nerves to this day..just keep it up ..A&P is difficullt but just keep memorizing!!!! It will click. Ithink I bombed my first anatomy test too..and I SUCK at taking tests but just remember A&P is your roots..I use them every day I work. Good luck and if you need some pointers let me know..also don't read TOO much into your A&P text book..there's alot of WORDS..just ask questions, talk to your teacher and if you are disecting the cat it's the best learing tool. Hope ya nail the next one!
  13. by   RN-LOGIC
    Morettia2 , Very inspiring. It gives me great satisfaction to know that besides been a great nurse you are a wonderful human being.