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    New Nurse Tips for Struggling Nurse

    I'm also in my 30s as well. I did insurance and health administration in the past before I decided to become a nurse. The floor can be chaotic at times, but you just have to try to organize yourself to be on top of things. As you see through the treads, everyone is talking about nursing report sheets (brain sheets) to keeps us organized. With me, I just have to see what sheet works best for me and customize to my liking. Also, ask for help! I used to be scared to ask for help thinking an experience nurse will judge me, however, they prefer that you ask for assistance! They want to make sure you're keeping the patient safe! First year of nursing is never easy. I have yet met anyone who said they had a great first year. Nursing is a continuing learning process. I still look up information or YouTube videos on nursing materials. It is going to take us time to acquire our nursing skills; whether it be a year or more.
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    New Nurse Tips for Struggling Nurse

    Thank you for your input! I will definitely try this 4 column technique. In addition, I do ask nurses for assistance and guidance. I will next time ask about how they will prioritize nursing care if they have a patient of mine.
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    New Nurse Tips for Struggling Nurse

    Definitely not stone age! I've been starting to use nursing report sheets to help me throughout the day which helps me keep me organized. I have used other nurse's sheets, but I started to design my own report sheet to help me out more.
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    New Nurse Tips for Struggling Nurse

    This is my second career as a nurse and I feel that I am having a bad start. I've struggled as a new nurse for the past 3 months. I have a hard time giving and receiving report, feeling disorganized throughout my shift, and feeling incompetent on making decisions. I do ask for help from my preceptor and other nurses on the floor, however, I still make silly mistakes. On top of that, I get my emotions in the way and worry how my coworkers perceive me. I know the main goal and focus is on the patient, and not what others think about me. Are there any tips on how I can improve on my work flow and better organize myself to give proper report and my time management skills?
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