If the thought of floating to another unit sends you into a cold sweat, take a deep breath and try to re-frame your perspective. Imagine going into work and looking for your assignment. Then the charge nurse tells you that it is your turn to float. She says she is “sorry”, but you know she’s not. As you walk to the requesting unit, your anxiety is going up. You get to the unit and get report. Feeling overwhelmed in this unfamiliar place, you start your shift.
Specializes in MedSurg. Has 21 years experience.