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by futurenurse913 futurenurse913 (New Member) New Member

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What is the one great lesson that you have learned or are still learning as a nurse/student?

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classicdame works as a Hospital Education Coordinator and adjunct nursing.

2 Likes; 2 Articles; 25,948 Visitors; 7,255 Posts

two lessons really

1) it is nice to work with smart people

2) you cannot cure stupid (not co-workers)

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commonsense has 2 years experience and works as a Registered Nurse.

12,950 Visitors; 442 Posts

Be honest, if you don't know something do not try to bull **** your way out. My catch phrase for school has become "I'm not sure, but I can find out."

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Whispera works as a working in a free clinic.

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you can please all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time, but you can never please all of the people all of the time

if it ain't broke, don't fix it

there's always something to learn

I need to treat myself as I would expect myself to treat others

I must stand up for the underdog

Oops, that was quite a few more than one!

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5,527 Visitors; 359 Posts

Not a nurse, but I have learned this in life....

Accept conditions as they exist, and accept the responsibility to change it...

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virgo,student nurse works as a Nursing student.

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Patience is a must.

Keep your friends close, and your enemies (HATERS) closer.

Every day is a new day,and anew experience.

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NEVER underestimate a frail old woman. you will be shocked how strong she can be ;)

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What amazing responses!!! Thank you all for your words of wisdom! I (and I am sure others) really appreciate it!:)

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JerseyBSN has 41 years experience and works as a FNP.

6,692 Visitors; 163 Posts

NEVER be afraid to say "I don't know" and NEVER be afraid to say "I need a quick refresher on this procedure"

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JeneraterRN has 3 years experience and works as a Acute care RN.

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A recent one for me was that people may not always want your help, so don't force it upon them. That, and don't use aquacell when a bandaid will work (sarcasm ;)).

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biker nurse works as a unemployed.

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1) IT is what it is..

2) And ALWAYS be honest. fess up to you mistakes and learn from them.

because some day someone will point a finger at you, all you will have your creditability to stand on!!

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Don't ever get caught up in the bs of nursing life. Where there is gossip and backbiting, smile and walk away. Remember to tell yourself that the day you become perfect is the day you can join in the gossip and smallmindedness with impunity.

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