[FONT=comic sans ms]THANK YOU!!!
I'm in my third semester (psych/OB/Peds) and have been assigned to a lot of different nurses by this point. I have been guided, mentored and encouraged by some wonderful nurses and pcts. Even nurses I meet outside of clinical love to quiz me, encourage me and give me advice.
I appreciate the chances to practice my skills and observe when something is over my head. When I'm on a floor and the nurse seems overwhelmed, I tell her that I want to make her day easier. I am one of those who jump in for transfers, hygiene, and distracting the confused patient.
Nurses eating their own? I don't think so.
I understand it's tough in this job market, but I think this career is worth it.
Loved your post and your enthusiasm....we need more of that in this field. I wish all of my students were like you....
Last edit by bsyrn on Feb 28, '12
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