I am a new graduate of an A.A.S. R.N. program. I passed my boards a couple of weeks ago and got my license two days ago. YAYYYY!!! I'm a 45 year old mother of two great kids, a daughter and a son, both teenagers. I absolutely love my new job and know I did the right returning to school to change careers. I had been a waitress in fine dining restaurants for 25+ years.
I was searching for scrubs
and found a link to this site on google. I see there are a lot of great resources and learning tools and also much needed support. My biggest challenge in nursing so far is to having that level of empathy without getting too emotional. There is a lot of recovery, but also those moments when there is nothing that you can do but provide comfort. I know I can do this part, but trying to maintain that emotional distance is going to be my biggest challenge. I suppose this is one of my best attributes and why I wanted to be a nurse. Was this a concern for anyone else when they started out?