Journal of work experience
- 0Feb 20, '11 by kool-aide, RNHey Everyone!
I have been a CNA in my hospital's nursing resource float pool for 2 years and I just got this idea from my mom that I should start a journal and write down some things about my night at work after my shift is over as to keep a journal of my work experience… She is always amazed at the crazy stories I bring home about what happened at work and she says I could write a book someday…
I don't know that my stories will ever be published, but it got me thinking.. this would be a really cool idea.. Some day several years down the road, I can look back at this journal and laugh at all of the crazy things that happened in my first job in healthcare!
I only wish I had thought of this sooner!
Do any of you nurses or aides keep a journal? Do any of you have any suggestions for me?
- 0Feb 20, '11 by GHGoonetteI think it's an excellent idea! It will enable you not only to acquire a fund of stories which may indeed be compiled into a book one day, but will help you to hone your writing skills!
Think of the "vet" books by James Herriott, and the "Doctor" series by, I think it was Richard Gordon...I think it's high time a talented nurse author jumped on the bandwagon.
Just remember the privacy laws, which I'm sure I don't even have to mention, and go and get yourself a nice thick hard cover book to jot down your stories while they're fresh in your memory; if you are planning on typing it on your pc, always back up a copy, or print what you've typed-there's nothing more frustrating than compiling something and have your HDD crash!
I hope you have lots of fun and make lots of money
- 1Feb 20, '11 by GHGoonetteHere's the thread...
Dave I read post #7, and I bet you did
- 1Feb 20, '11 by kool-aide, RNQuote from Davey DoDave, I read your comment on "The ethics and laws associated with keeping a personal diary" thread and I laughed out loud! HILARIOUS!!There was an interesting discussion on this same subject recently. The thread was called "The ethics and laws associated with keeping a personal diary".
I approve! lol
- 0Feb 20, '11 by HorseshoeThere have been some good books written by nurses about their experiences. There is one written by Echo Heron that I enjoyed (though I doubt some of her tales where she practically outdiagnoses even the best doctors, lol). I read it while I was in nursing school and couldn't put it down.
Intensive Care; The Story of a Nurse by Echo Heron.