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Nurse Yoni BSN

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Nurse Yoni is a BSN and specializes in Med-Surg, Business, Health, Finance.

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    Exploring the World of Freelance Writing for Nurses

    Thanks for this piece. Very resourceful.
  2. I have noticed that nurses all over the world have similar problems with not being appreciated from all angles. For example, some say sometimes they feel discouraged and unappreciated by families, management, and even coworkers. Have you ever encountered unappreciation and disrespect from every angle? If yes, keep reading. As humans, we will always encounter unappreciative and appreciative people, but what we must remember is that we are still responsible for how we feel or respond. Whether you are appreciated or not, you should never let others’ perceptions or opinions of your quality of work, discourage and deter you. You are a strong nurse, you’ve been through hell and back (nursing school), and you will always win. We can appreciate others even when we’re not appreciated, and one of the ways to cope with unappreciation is by being appreciative. I remember a scene where I complimented and thanked a housekeeping staff for doing an excellent job on our floor, and how appreciative he was. His co-worker from another unit was surprised that I'd thanked him because the staff on his unit do not appreciate what he does. When co-workers approach me and say they don't feel appreciated, I always remind them that they must never let people's words be their comfort. Keep doing the great work you have been doing, remain humble, appreciate others, and do not let your security be in the words of others. Thank you!!!
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    Millennial Nurses Have Issues

    Millennial nurses have the following problems that might be true There have been so many complaints across the globe about millennial nurses and their attitudes towards their jobs. Millennials are individuals who were born between 1981 and 1996-which means they are between ages, 23 to 38, in 2019. 1982 In this write-up, I will talk about some of these concerns and give you my take. Millennial nurses are lazy Millennial nurses (MN) are not so happy when the older generation of nurses’ label them as lazy, and always on their phones at work. Could this be further from the truth? We now live in a world of technology where people spend more time on their phones than with the people that matter in their lives. The average individual spends about 30-6 hours a day on their phone every day. The older generation nurses report that MNs love to sit at the desk and only see their patients during medication administration. Such nurses have been dubbed “Desktop Nurses.” We’re all aware that a lot of people spend more time on their phones, but there have not been any findings that show a decline in productivity of MNs in clinical areas. While I do not advocate that nurses use their phones on the unit, I do think that millennials are getting a bad rep for having been born in a generation that is highly influenced by technology. MNs are always looking for new jobs and they’re not interested in growing in their careers. True or false? MNs are the most adventurous in the workplace. They are always looking for more. They don’t seem to be satisfied with what they have. According to a 2017 survey on MNs, more than 36% MNs stated their intentions to move into leadership roles. Maybe the scarcity of MNs in leadership positions might be because these positions have already been occupied by baby boomers or their employers are not encouraging them to take on leadership responsibilities. MNs should be given the chance to grow in their careers. They should be given the green light that there are possibilities for growth in their respective settings. This, to me, would increase the retention rates of MNs, especially in clinical nursing. Most millennials are not interested in furthering their careers; they might be switching careers any time soon. MNs do not seem to be focused on getting more education. A lot of them just want to get into careers that would allow them to travel places and do less work. They are not interested in pursuing a master’s degree or even a doctorate or Phd. A 2017 survey of nurses showed that 39% of millennials stated that they intend to go for a Master of Science in Nursing degree and 11% stated that they might pursue a PhD in nursing. Baby boomers are less likely to switch careers, unlike millennials. The advent of technology has opened so many opportunities and career options for everyone. MNs are just responding to the current world we live in-a place of greater opportunities for everyone. Resource https://www.amnhealthcare.com/uploadedFiles/MainSite/Content/Campaigns/Millennial-Nurse-Survey-2017.pdf
  4. The number one reason why people get caught up in the rat race is that humans tend to want to live the life they cannot afford, or they want to reach for things that require time to come to fruition. In other words, they like to keep up with the Joneses. Working hard to pay for trivialities is bad especially when you have to work more shifts to meet up. A lot of nurses work day and night to make money so that they can buy the latest bag, car, clothes, etc. There’s absolutely nothing wrong to treat yourself...keep reading. And for others, they may have huge mortgages and kids’ private school tuition to pay for. I’ve had people in nursing reveal that they’ve been working for so many years but it seems like they’ve not been making progress financially and family relations. Many are laden with debt with no hopes of paying off. The tunnel is dark and there seems to be zero light energy at the end of the tunnel. The Fed reports that 4 out of 10 Americans would have a hard time covering a $400 emergency expense. $400 expense. That’s insane…. You can make the most of your income no matter how small or large it may be and live a fulfilling life. Remember that financial literacy can be applied at any level of income. It’s not always about what you make but how you’re able to manage what you make. Avoiding consumer debt at all costs might help you reach your financial goals quicker than making more money. Consumer debt refers to debts such as credit cards and payday loans that do not appreciate. For example, financing a couch, a car for personal use, or a jacket at your favorite shop can destroy your financial future. That jacket will never appreciate, that car will only go down in value, and that couch will never produce extra income for your family. The value of these possessions only goes down from the time of purchase. I’m not saying that folks should not buy these things. These are necessities in life, but we should not purchase items at the expense of our financial future. Here are a few suggestions I would give to my fellow nurses. 1. Look for cheaper deals with good quality and buy. 2. Pay cash for stuff, if you can and spend the rest of your hard-earned money towards items that would generate more income and appreciate. 3. Go thrifty. I personally do not go to thrift stores, but I know folks who get better deals from thrift stores. 4. Invest your money in mutual funds, retirement accounts, stocks, and other income-generating vehicles. 5. Have a side gig; this could be nursing-related or something else that you enjoy doing and generate income. 6. Save up 3-6 months of your monthly expenses into an emergency fund. This would serve as a safety net for unforeseen financial circumstances. 7. Be patient in life. There are things that will only come to fruition over time. 8. Learn to say No to emotional purchases. I did not have the word NO when I was in nursing school. I bought whatever my mind wanted, and this crippled me financially. I did not have anybody who taught me about personal finance. Saying No will prevent unreasonable purchases. 9. Spend time with the people you cherish and focus on experiences. The more I read, the more I realize that what really matters are the people around you and the experiences we have. No amount of possession would make you happier than family, friends, and just having a good time doing what you love. We work so hard to take care of others; why don’t we allocate time to have control over our finances and life’s experiences? Enjoy!!!
  5. Why didn’t you become a doctor? This question is, by far, one of the most provoking questions you should never ask a nurse. Nurses are wired; differently, we have different goals and different backgrounds. Not every nurse’s dream was ever to become a doctor. There are people whom I work with that I always wanted to become nurses for so many reasons. Some say they became nurses because they’ve always had the desire to take care of the sick. By the way to nursing means caring by definition. Some say they got into nursing because a parent, relative, spouse, or friend introduced them into their career. Others say they became nurses because they were sick and were impressed by the level of the care they got from nurses. Others say they wanted a career that was more fulfilling and rewarding and thought that nursing was worth it. Others reveal that the path to becoming a nurse is way shorter than medicine. Others would say medicine was harder for them, and they wanted something achievable without having to go through the stress of medical school. See! Not every nurse wanted to be a doctor. We are professionals that play a vital role in the business of caring for people, and we deserve some respect. A better way to ask would be, “why did you decide to become a nurse?
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