Just thought I would share...I took my boards last Wednesday and found out I passed on Friday. On that Friday, I went and told my director that I passed. So, I come in yesterday orienting to med-surg (never been there before) and people are congratulating me. I thought, "Wow, word gets around fast." Then, I had a nurse point out the HUGE sign that my mentor in OB (we orient to other units before orienting to our specialties) posted in the med-surg unit. Ok, well that solved the "word getting around fast".
Then my mentor finds me in med-surg yesterday and asks me to come over on my lunch break. I do, and once there, I discover that my director bought me a dozen roses and bought me this fancy cake with raspberry mousse and white chocolate shavings on it. There was also another huge banner across the nurses's station in OB. I really appreciated this guesture from my mentor and my director. I thought that it was reward enough that I PASSED my boards.
The reason I decided to post this was to just remind myself that even though I had a crappy day in med-surg yesterday that shook my confidence and made me feel like I was bottom of the barrel, I just have to focus on the positive or I just won't make it in this profession.