What nurse role/skill did you once fear, but now enjoy? - page 2

What skill, procedure or nursing role did you once fear, but now find you are good at and even enjoy?... Read More

  1. by   muffie

    live and breathe for it
  2. by   ricemilk
    Starting IV especially in babies! It's challenging
  3. by   LadyT618
    IVs and blood draws!!
  4. by   Virgo_RN
    Teaching. Never wanted that role. But now I really like it.
  5. by   joprasklpn
    pediatric trach and vent care. now its like second nature and I actually like going to work.
  6. by   grace90
    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
    For me, a big one is charge the nurse role. I used to be really afraid of being charge, and totally dread it. I managed to avoid it for a long time, but finally ended up being pretty much forced into it.
    After a few years and much struggle, I got over my fear."
    I worked on a ortho/surgical floor for 2 years before I switched to a float position, all on night shift.
    Now there's a lot of new grads that work the same weekend together. There's only 2 nurses on that unit's night shift that have a lot of experience and they are both on the other weekend, so I am asked every weekend I work to do charge on that floor and 90% of the time I don't mind.

    Granted, I only have 3 yrs experience, but I guess staffing's figured that since I worked on that floor I could do it for a while.

    I used to hate it because there would be 3 or 4 more experienced nurses on the floor with me and they'd make ME do charge cuz they didn't feel like it but they'd rip me a new one if I gave 'em an admit- until I told the nurse manager what was going on one day, in tears, and he put his foot down and told them no more.

    I have also done it on another floor, rehab, which is somewhat similar.

    But when I've been asked to do charge on medical/telemetry or medical/oncology I refuse, because I don't feel equipped.
  7. by   purple_rose_3
    IV's and blood draws for me. Isn't it funny that most of us are saying that?! I remember being so terrified of those!
  8. by   FireStarterRN
    Interacting with MDs. I never thought I'd want to be around them but I find them unintimidating, and interesting to talk to. I never feel nervous about calling an M.D.
  9. by   all4schwa
  10. by   mamunsey
    iv's, injections and blood draws, still hate the 1st one and love the 2nd and 3rd!