Ugghhh, another new nurse...

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  2. 9 We've all run into a "new nurse". What's the most memorable experience you ever had with a new nurse? Maybe it was something they said ??? Or, something they did? Good or bad share your story...
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  4. Visit  brian} profile page

    About brian, ADN

    brian has '18+' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'CCU, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Tele'. From 'Minnesota'; Joined Mar '98; Posts: 15,264; Likes: 16,102. You can follow brian on My Website

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  5. Visit  Guttercat} profile page
    35
    I've never met that sort of new nurse.

    They always look they're about to be dipped in a vat of boiling oil.
    silverbat, icuRNmaggie, xoemmylouox, and 32 others like this.
  6. Visit  KimberlyRN89} profile page
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    Maybe I'm that "new" nurse, lol. So far I'm really liking the floor I'm on and my preceptor is very helpful.
    silverbat, icuRNmaggie, NurseKateC, and 9 others like this.
  7. Visit  CJ NV} profile page
    8
    While doing preceptor on a new nurse she said to me."I really want to be like you when I'm done with orientation.It's an honor to follow your footsteps."...Really,don't bribe me...
  8. Visit  NanikRN} profile page
    18
    "...Really,don't bribe me...[/QUOTE]

    Or at least bribe me with chocolate😃
    icuRNmaggie, xoemmylouox, 143life, and 15 others like this.
  9. Visit  NanikRN} profile page
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    Quote from NanikRN
    "...Really,don't bribe me...
    Or at least bribe me with chocolate
  10. Visit  weirdscience} profile page
    14
    Quote from CJ NV
    While doing preceptor on a new nurse she said to me."I really want to be like you when I'm done with orientation.It's an honor to follow your footsteps."...Really,don't bribe me...
    Or, maybe she was being sincere...
  11. Visit  LvnOnTheRise949} profile page
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    Not smart to make bad comments cause everyone was a new nurse before..Do you all not remember??
  12. Visit  That Guy} profile page
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    Quote from LvnOnTheRise949
    Not smart to make bad comments cause everyone was a new nurse before..Do you all not remember??
    Grow a sense of humor, you will last longer.

    I told me new preceptee I don't want her to end up like me, so I am putting on my best front so she isn't jaded right out of the gate. The powers that be did not allow that to last long. First 3 nights and we saw 2 patients 10 times in those 3 days. Poor thing, I hope she lasts.
    icuRNmaggie, nurse2be13, Stalirris, and 7 others like this.
  13. Visit  Xsited2baNurse} profile page
    26
    I'm a new nurse. Been on the job for about a month and a half now. I can't lie: I've never felt so stupid in my life lol. Fortunately, my preceptor's very patient with me, but all the mistakes I make get on my nerves, and it's very frustrating not to already be the best right out of the gate. I guess I just have to give myself six months to a year to finally settle in, and try my hardest between now and then not to make any majorly critical errors.
  14. Visit  YasminLassiter} profile page
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    Man I know how you feel. Its so frustrating not to be good at what you love right away. I'm newly graduated as well and I just want to be one of the best.
    SeattleJess, sallyrnrrt, DosmoRN, and 3 others like this.
  15. Visit  mander} profile page
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    Quote from Guttercat
    I've never met that sort of new nurse.

    They always look they're about to be dipped in a vat of boiling oil.
    That's how I feel but I could never quite find the right words!
  16. Visit  wannabecnl} profile page
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    My preceptor could spot my shell-shocked look across the PACU before I even realized I was in trouble. I did feel like I was about to be dipped in boiling oil a LOT my first year, but it gets so much better. Now when I see the complicated ICU-bound post-op with four drips and four drains and God knows what else, I just sharpen my pencil and postpone my dreams of a lunch break!

    Another transition is the day you realize you're not the newbie anymore; I gave report last week to a young floor nurse who had been out of school for FIVE weeks. Yeah. For the first time in my rather short career, I did not have the luxury of handing off my patient to someone who knew more than I did (which is the saving grace in the PACU). I don't know who was more scared!
    Momma1RN, icuRNmaggie, xoemmylouox, and 7 others like this.


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