the real world...

  1. HI guys!
    I am in a RN/BSN transition programm, but I am taking classes with the girls that undergrads also. I am in leadership class with the girls that are gonna graduate in may. The other day we talked about staffing. Its weird.. I am sitting in class with this young and full of life girls, well I am only 23!!! ha,ha but I just feel so sad to think that when they graduate and start working they may encounter short-staffing which I think is all over the country. I've only been a nurse for 2 years and the hospital where I work has a heavy load of patients, I am switching jobs in june hoping that maybe in a bigger and teaching hospital patient's ratios would be better. Its funny to think that I was one of those girls looking at my graduating pictures, stressing to take the boards. If you could tell them one word of advice.. what would it be?
    I love nursing, I love the patients. I think my advice would be, whatever it happens.. think ALWAYS about your patients.
    Thanks for listening!!!
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   cwazycwissyRN
    pamelita, your advice leads me to believe that your are going to be one awsome nurse.
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Be true to yourself and your practice, have integrity and grow a STRONG backbone cause you will NEED it. Best wishes, Pamelita.
  5. by   oramar
    That is a good question Pam. However, it is time to aim it at managment. That question is now in their ball court. What are they going to do with this next batch of nurses. Are they going to run them into the ground and out of nursing just like they have always done before? Or are they going to start facing up to the real wage and working conditions that caused the nursing shortage in the first place?
  6. by   angelbear
    I would say above all stay true to yourself. Believe me this is not always easy in the real world but oh so important. You can always leave a job but you can never leave you.
  7. by   mattsmom81
    Originally posted by oramar
    That is a good question Pam. However, it is time to aim it at managment. That question is now in their ball court. What are they going to do with this next batch of nurses. Are they going to run them into the ground and out of nursing just like they have always done before? Or are they going to start facing up to the real wage and working conditions that caused the nursing shortage in the first place?

    ITA Oramar...and only time will tell.

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