Difference between a graduate nurse & a experienced nurse - page 4
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the don where i work send this to me via e-mail, wanted to share... differences... a graduate nurse throws up when the patient does. an experienced nurse calls housekeeping when a patient throws up a graduate... Read More
- 2May 20, '12 by sharpeimom Guidemy husband was discharged following several weeks of inpatient wound care rehab. he was sent home with several rolls of gauze, a package of 4's, and his other meds. he had been told by the sweet young thing who
dx him that "the rest" of his supplies would arrive no later than tuesday noon. (this was saturday.)
want to bet??!!
thursday evening, a box of supplies were delivered -- no 4's but 100 rolls of gauze!
we had already stocked up on supplies at our local drugstore on sunday. just in case... and my husband had
the nerve to laugh at me!
when i was a psych nurse, i was always covered with ink because i made myself into a human notepad.
i used to love to watch new nurses try to reorient one particular patient. he was woodrow wilson preparing
to attend the peace talks after wwi ended and that was that. no amount of sweet reason could change his
- 7May 21, '12 by GitanoRN Guidei would like to thank to all who was involved in this tread, and remind everyone that it was meant as a joke for this reason alone it was placed in the nursing humor/ share jokes section. in addition, to remind all of the new grads. that one day in the near future you too will be experienced nurses if you continue your career in nursing, you shall be able to look back and say " i remember when" and laugh about it. needless to say, even the most seasoned nurses feel apprehensive in areas where they haven't been exposed to however, we learned to make the best of it, and at least test the waters and move on. lastly, oscar wilde once said and i quote " experience is the result of mistakes"
- 3May 22, '12 by rn/writer GuideI think most of us can filter out the hyperbole--not charting enough, ignoring obvious emergencies, restraining patients improperly, bringing "cough syrup" to work, etc,--and see that this is more about a change in mindset than in actual practices. Ideally, hypervigilance and mild hysteria grow into confident capability. And people find ways to cover all the bases without driving themselves (and everyone around them) insane with focusing on details to the exclusion of the big picture.
It feels good to walk into work knowing you have a handle on the basics and even most of the exceptions. For a few nurses that might breed a haphazard approach, but for most of us, I think it just means we've ditched the panic and opted instead for the balance and common sense that a bit of experience brings.
I would only go back to my early days in nursing if I could take all I've learned in the past couple of decades with me.