nyteshade 7,738 Views
Joined Aug 25, '08.
Posts: 547 (39% Liked)
Most nights I'm a barista, plumber, chef, electrician, and NASA engineer (who else could fix a faulty bed?).
You passed nursing school...don't give up now. Maybe it is time to re-evaulate your study habits? Good luck.
My post will probably not be the popular one...I feel if you are ok with the job and handle it do it. This does count as out patient surgical experience. In the long run, perhaps a year you can claim that experience. If hospitals are still not hiring, than look at freestanding out patient surgical centers and build up from there. It's just an idea...
I go home & wash it all away!
It seems most newer nurses are confusing empathy with sympathy. It is very well possible for me as an experienced nurse to anticipate the needs of my patients, understand their feelings, and respond in a professional therapeutic manner all without feeling pity or sorrow for them (sympathy). After doing my job, I go home, shower and wash the shift away. And what does compassion look like for real? To me, it's letting the patient whose had a rough night sleep in a little, or advocating a way to minimize IV sticks in someone, you get the point. Compassion in nursing is being able to look at the big picture of what's going on, and making it a little better. Newer nurses may not fully appreciate just how compassionate experienced nurses can be...more often then not, we just show it differently. And no, I do not consider nursing a calling, but something I got pretty decent at.
I would triple like this thread if I could!
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