Once upon a time, we were new to nursing. - page 2

Once upon a time, we were new to nursing. We grew up and forgot how it feels. The fear, the anxiety, the patients ... you remember right? What do you remember the most as a first-year nurse? ... Read More

  1. by   Jenlpn2010
    MY CCC whom in my opinion was the best boss I could have asked for. She ALWAYS praised me for asking a lot of questions w/out being afraid. She also ALWAYS praised me for not being afraid to take on a new challenge. That is why we are nurses. At least that is why I am. I wanted to know the ins and outs and she knew that, they all knew that. Don't ever be afraid to ask. I had a wonderful doctor to work next to that seemed to enjoy teaching me things as well. Yes I was fearful of certain Dr's but I think they enjoy that so my challenge there was to toughen up and make sure I had out what they wanted and expect them to ask for more. I'm still fearful of a dead body but I want to know what they look like. That's the only way I'm going to get comfortable. I still have a long list of questions, only because I haven't experienced everything. I am thankful for my wonderful aides I've had. They were and will always be my right hand men/woman NEVER STOP ASKING, that's when mistakes happen.
  2. by   Jenlpn2010
    And don't stop researching.
  3. by   MayBoo
    Be kind!
  4. by   maelstrom143
    Lol. I don't mind asking questions, but please, for the love of God...if you see me counting narcotics, wait until I am done before you interrupt. I had this happen to me the other day and I ended up pulling the wrong amount of med while attempting to answer the student nurse's questions and then realized I had made a mistake and had to start all over again o.O