What is your most valuable piece of advice? - page 5

I thought that this would be interesting. As we have new graduates beginning to orient in our respective units, do any of you have any fool-proof pieces of advice for them? If you could only give... Read More

  1. by   sandstormsdust
    All I can say is never take what your co-workers say personally. If they say anything rude, obnoxious, callus, or mean to you - NEVER TAKE IT PERSONALLY...

    When you are thinking about what they said you loss sight of your pts... and hurting yourself...
  2. by   RNforLongTime
    But sometimes, they DO mean for you to take it personally. No matter what you do, some people are just a$$holes!
  3. by   teeituptom
    Howdy Yall
    from deep in the heart of texas

    1> close mouth, open eyes and ears, engage mind. Everything will work better

    2> Always look at your patient first before you look at your monitors. The patient will tell you much more.

    3> separate home and work. Dont bring problems to work, you have enough to deal with there. Dont take work home, your family needs you not your work problems

    4> GOLF ALOT

  4. by   moonshadeau
    Everyday: My orientee and I have a mantra

    Stay calm

    Jenny P should share her story of staying calm, it is a hoot.
  5. by   live4today
    My most awesome piece of advice???? Hmmmmmmmmm.....

  6. by   Teshiee
    COVER THY REAR END!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. by   donmurray
    Never ever volunteer!
  8. by   adrienurse
    There is no such thing as a stupid question.

    Always do charting/paperwork when you have downtime. If you leave it for later, it's not gonna get done.

    Say to yourself "Is this worth getting upset about?" often.

    If you are driving home and grinding your teeth, remind yourself that you have done the best job you could possibly have done.

    Allow yourself to make mistakes. This is okay as long as you learn from them.
  9. by   live4today
    When you are at work....WORK!!!

    When you clock out to go home...RELAX, THINK PEACEFUL THOUGHTS, LEAVE WORK AT WORK, AND PLAY!!
  10. by   shygirl
    When in doubt, don't
  11. by   sbic56
    Be non judgemental...you will learn a whole lot more about your patient that way.
  12. by   tigger2sassy
    take the world as it is, not as it ought to be

    remember the serenity prayer

    one day at a time

    god bless us all, everyone
  13. by   bassbird
    I just want to thank all or you for your advice. I officially begin my nursing career on Monday and plan to look over this thread often in the upcoming weeks.

    Moonshadeau, thanks for all of your words of wisdom that you shared with me at the convention, especially the last bit of where our luggage was! :roll You left before I could say goodbye, I wanted to thank you in person.