Thanksgiving thoughts

  1. First I'd like to wish all of my fellow new nurses a happy first Thanksgiving as a nurse. Since this is our first thanksgiving as professionals in a new career, I'd like to add some gratitude to my attitude which can use a little polishing at the moment. Although this first year as an RN has been tough going, I can certainly be thankful for many things. I'm grateful for a fresh start. Grateful that I don't shake at the thought of programming an IV pump. Grateful that I don't break into a sweat when giving that Lovenox injection. Happy that I can add those two letters RN at the end of my name. Happy that this first year is nearly over. OH YEAH!! Glad that that feeling of dread and doom is gone when coming on shift. Happy that I am proud to call myself RN despite all the adversities. Most of all, I'm grateful to have learned that nursing is diverse and if one niche isn't right for me, there's always another. It's all part just part of the plan.

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   hlfpnt
    I'm thankful for all of the above as well, except I'm only 3 months into my 1st year. Our facility has decided to give all 4 (very small facility) of us new grads an extra 3 weeks preceptorship (holiday spirit, maybe...?!). For that I'm very thankful...I'll be the first to admit I'm not very confident about going it on my own. I do realize this is just new nurse jitters & I'm probably more ready than I feel. I am very thankful to have had an awesome preceptor. I'm thankful that I had a job waiting for me after graduation. I'm also thankful for allnurses.com, the support & encouragement I've found here has been priceless!!! Thank you!
    Happy Thanksgiving to all! :kiss
  4. by   DolphinRN84
    I'm very thankful for passing the NCLEX several months ago. I'm also very thankful to have found a job- though it overwhelms me and exhausts me in every way possible, I am still very thankful for that. I am only in my third week of orientation, so hopefully it goes ok...Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
  5. by   EricJRN
    I hope that everyone is enjoying their first Thanksgiving as a nurse as much as I am. I'm especially thankful for the many people here at Allnurses who I count as great friends.
  6. by   RNKay31
    Wishing everyone the best for thanksgiving, hey Lena, wats up girl
    Last edit by RNKay31 on Nov 22, '06
  7. by   DolphinRN84
    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hi Kay...ehhh I'm ok..could be better though.
  8. by   GrnHonu99
    Hi all, Happy Thanksgiving!! I am thankful for passing boards, on tuesday! AND I am thankful that I am enjoying my new job in the neuro ICU!

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