Need your expert advice...

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by ~MIA~ ~MIA~, ASN, RN Member

Specializes in Hospice/Palliative Nursing. Has 5 years experience.

I just graduated tonight! :nurse: I start my new job in LTC on Wednesday. Would appreciate any advice y'all have to offer. TIA:bow:

edcunningham

edcunningham

7 Posts

congrats:yeah::yeah::yeah::yeah::yeah::yeah::yeah::yeah:

ChristineN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatric/Adolescent, Med-Surg. 3,464 Posts

Congratulations, Nurse!

hellerd2003

hellerd2003, RN

Specializes in Critical Care. 1 Article; 158 Posts

I just graduated tonight! :nurse: I start my new job in LTC on Wednesday. Would appreciate any advice y'all have to offer. TIA:bow:

Congrats!!! I don't work in LTC, but think that this advice applies to all:

1. Ask questions, no matter how stupid you may think they are. The only stupid question is one which is not asked. Learn how to ID the best nurses on your crew, and then pick their brains. Experienced nurses have so much to offer new grads, and I know I did (and still do) my best learning with those nurses who have experienced it ALL.

2. Do not expect to be the "expert" overnight. Expect to feel overwhelmed for the first year of your time as a nurse. Nursing school gives you an education; working as a nurse puts it all together.

3. Find some outlet for your stress. Rely on friends/ family and hobbies to give you that "break". Be kind to yourself.

Good luck to you as you start your career!:wink2:

Mr Ian

Mr Ian

Specializes in mental health; hangover remedies. Has 15 years experience. 340 Posts

I just graduated tonight! :nurse: I start my new job in LTC on Wednesday. Would appreciate any advice y'all have to offer. TIA:bow:

Turn up sober.

Congratulations Mia.

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