new aussie nurse

  1. l have just graduated as a div 2 nurse, yet to start work. Got my fingers in a few pies.

    This forum for aussies will be good for when l ask for advice, as not sure if any replies from other countries are applicable. Especially as l'm a little stressed about going from school to the work environment.
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    About leeca

    Joined: Jan '03; Posts: 70
    agency work


  3. by   Grace Oz
    Congratulations on becoming a nurse!
    WELCOME to the profession. May you enjoy many years of fulfilling & happy experiences as you grow & learn. REMEMBER, ALWAYS maintain a sense of humour! It's vital!...
    You'll find plenty of support here on the BB.
  4. by   Tookie
    Welcome Leeca -
    and congratualtions on your qualifications new nurses are a vital ingrediant in keeping the nurses in nursing. I hope you find a position that you want - however if you dont immediately remeber it is with the expereince that you gain that will give you the confidence to continue. Its also great to consolidate your expereince and put your new knowledge into practical experience - Dont ever be afraid to ask why something is done and if the peeron isnt cooperative that is their loss - they may not remeber what it is like to be new and starting
    Look after yourself and importantly use all the equipment that is supplied to protect yourself particularly if you are doing any lifting
    Good luck
  5. by   nakitamoon
    welcome leeca,,,,, congratulations on your acheivements,,,, i know you will love this bb,,,, be prepared to become addicted,,,, looking forward to reading your posts,,,, you will rock !!!!! ~kitamoon
  6. by   renerian
    Hello leeca and congrats!

  7. by   OzNurse69
    Welcome Leeca -- have fun & remember to take the occasional break -- this place can be pretty addictive!!
  8. by   l.rae
    Welcome Leeca, I have a warm spot in my heart for Aussie nurses, I think thats cause I am an Aussie wannabe...LOL. Actually, l am just an old hippy hillbilly from Ohio.....LR
  9. by   bewbew
    Hi Leeca, congratulations on becoming a nurse and welcome!
  10. by   NurseRachy
    Congratulations Leeca. All the best for your nursing career!
    Rachel @}-->---------
  11. by   sehbear
    You brave brave girl......
    Welcome though!
  12. by   renerian
    Congrats on becoming a nurse. What type of floor are you or are you hoping to work on?

  13. by   leeca

    l want to do everything, including ER, oncology, etc. But l know l need to start at the bottom and work up until l get more experience. But l will get there.
  14. by   Tookie
    hang in there - its a huge workd and one that is literally at you r feet
    there will be bad times but the good wil really out wiegh the negative
    Always remeber thhis
    It will be the little things
    smiles thank you's - an improvement in observations bretahing colour - all the nursing type things but also the emotional feeling of OK l have made a difference - a lot of times you dont realise that until a time after when you have had time to really reflect - that is why relection is a valuable tool