by chemshark - Ugh, I have to schedule my lunch breaks around it. It doesn't help that I have to be supervised to give oral meds, either. It slows everything down. And after... Read More →
by chemshark - I am also trying to work more shifts back to back on the weekends, but this comes with consequences. Sometimes I forget that this is a job that involves many people... Read More →
by Morettia2 - 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... Read More →
by smatacale - I realize that there are so many articles, blogs, books and inspirational bookmarks, coffee cups, and laminated lanyard tags that tell you how to be a great nurse. ... Read More →
by MrNurse(x2) - Summer is coming, and that means new nurses are starting their new careers. Believe it or not, that stress of school and the upcoming NCLEX exams will soon be but a... Read More →
by renardeau - Having precepted some new graduates on the floor and in ICU, and having recently been one myself, if I could only give one piece of advice to any new graduate... Read More →
by Lynda Lampert, RN - Few things give a new nurse more stress than having to call a doctor or other provider. Other providers include advanced practice nurses and sometimes physician’s... Read More →
by Ruby Vee - The first year of nursing is miserable. Everyone is miserable during the first year of nursing. You go from being a college student to being responsible for a... Read More →
by dudette10 - I've been a nurse for almost a year now. I research and study at home because I want to know the whys of what I do and know the best practices. I have my own... Read More →
by chemshark - ...but he needed to have his Foley changed because it was time. So I went in there. But his wife was there, too. She helped my preceptor & I change her husband's... Read More →
by MNC - My Dear Graduate Nurse,
Congratulations on your achievement in graduating from nursing school. You earned it!
Not long ago, many of us were in your exact... Read More →
by EmilyCatherine - I am by no means a seasoned nurse, but I have learned a few things during the beginning of my career that have saved me time and made my work more efficient. I work... Read More →
by Imafloat - 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... Read More →
by ElizabethScala1 - Resiliency keeps your nursing staff on the job. It staves off stress, illness, and burnout. A resilient nursing staff builds strong teams able to respond to the... Read More →
by Britttizzzle - Last semester of nursing school was the fastest semester for me,which could be do to the summer semester that it landed on. It was easier classes as well, having... Read More →
by rn_xoxo - I am a NURSE.
Did I make a mistake? Am I going to regret this for the rest of my life?
These thoughts keep running through my head. I roll around in bed,... Read More →
by raptorfem - I've been at my first nursing job for about seven months now. It's a colorectal surgery floor: we get lots of people with ulcerative colitis, Crohn's, and... Read More →
by wannabecnl - Today marks one year since I started my first real nursing job in the PACU. I mentioned this to my preceptor the other day, and she said she thought the year had... Read More →