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  1. Nurse Beth

    Maria Wants to Be a Burn Nurse

    Maria had suffered serious full-body burns in a horrific accident as a young child. For years, she was in and out of hospitals having surgery after surgery. Her childhood was marked by having surgery or recovering from surgery or waiting to have the ...
  2. I was a new nurse not too many years ago, but I still remember the stress. I was very shy as a nursing student and as a new graduate. I felt like I was the most hopeless nurse in the world. I had very little confidence in myself and frequently put my...
  3. Warm, cold, delightful, horrible, genuine, deceptive.... Relationships come in all forms and all sizes, from a mere acquaintance, to the deep discovery of each other as individuals. As a new graduate nurse, or even an experienced nurse beginning a ne...
  4. Before I begin, I would like to ask that any misconceptions/assumptions/ presumptions be excused as the wondering of an ignorant new grad. This article is not meant to disparage, just to gain a clearer perspective on some of the more perplexing aspec...
  5. jadelpn

    Being Beside One's Self

    Face it, being new is not easy. New nurses, new to a unit, new to a specialty, they all are overwhelming at first. Nurses can and do find that the successful ventures at school, in one's former unit or even in one's former specialty don't often trans...
  6. I've been a nurse for almost a year now. I research and study at home because I want to know the whys of what I do and know the best practices. I have my own binder of P&Ps that I have printed off the work intranet. I don't know everything (who d...
  7. Britttizzzle

    The Journey After Nursing School

    Last semester of nursing school was the fastest semester for me,which could be do to the summer semester that it landed on. It was easier classes as well, having done all the more complicated stuff in the previous spring semester. I had two clinicals...
  8. BSN_after_40

    Am I Babysitting or Supervising?

    Working in rural areas has its challenges, especially when working in a long term care facility in the middle of nowhere. I was a new RN grad and full of enthusiasm, even though I was in my late thirties. As I scanned the local job listings and ...
  9. bluegeegoo2

    A Word to New Nurses

    I have recently had several new nurses to orient not only to my facility, but to LTC and nursing in general. This obviously does not apply to all new nurses as some have done well but are some observations that I have made that will help you along wi...
  10. It's no longer about whether you qualify for the job or not, or if you have more education and experience than the next person. Nowadays everyone passes NCLEX, everyone graduates with a 4.0, everyone has CNA experience, and yet still many spent month...
  11. bas22

    To My Preceptor

    Throughout my orientation, I found not just a preceptor, but a mentor, a colleague and a friend. I am forever grateful that, for me, she provided a safe environment free of hostility and judgment - but one conducive to teaching, learning and growing....
  12. As a new RN in a large midwestern hospital, I started on the 8 hour night shift of a busy medsurg telemetry floor. Inexperience led me to rely heavily on my psychosocial skills and interactions with patients. After report one night, as I was assessin...
  13. raptorfem

    Basic Tips for Ostomy Pouch Changes

    I've been at my first nursing job for about seven months now. It's a colorectal surgery floor: we get lots of people with ulcerative colitis, Crohn's, and colon/rectal cancer. Our typical surgeries: colectomies, resections, fistula repairs, and ostom...
  14. MrNurse(x2)

    Welcome New Grads!

    Summer is coming, and that means new nurses are starting their new careers. Believe it or not, that stress of school and the upcoming NCLEX exams will soon be but a memory. You have read the AN posts, you have asked your questions and your search for...
  15. The workday started as any typical day on the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. I arrived on the unit promptly at 6:30 am to gather all pertinent information on my two critical patients. I printed off my cardiac EKG strips, looked up my patients' history,...
  16. "I did it! I finished! I passed my boards!" My friend, Kathy, shared her news in the hall at church and I hugged her back, grateful and proud. Having nursing as a second career, Kathy is older than most of her nursing school friends and especially th...
  17. Ruby Vee

    When I Was a New Grad . . .

    I remember being a new graduate -- in fact sometimes I still wake up in the middle of the night remembering something I screwed up in my formative years as a nurse. I wasn't the best new nurse to ever rock the telemetry unit -- I wasn't even an adequ...
  18. Ruby Vee

    Welcome to the ICU

    It's January, and the December graduates from nursing school will be taking their NCLEX exams, looking for jobs and starting those jobs (if they're lucky enough to get them!) in the next few months. That means that the ICU is going to have another hu...
  19. It's funny. I remember hearing nurses tell stories about being in the public and not wanting anyone to know that they are a nurse. I always thought that was strange, because I've always been so proud of being an RN. Throughout nursing school, I ...
  20. My Dear Graduate Nurse, Congratulations on your achievement in graduating from nursing school. You earned it! Not long ago, many of us were in your exact position. We simply could not believe it! Nursing school and all that it entailed had s...
  21. Patti_RN

    Advice from someone who hires

    First, you probably read books about putting a resume together, or even hired someone to polish yours. Those are good steps, but to set yourself apart from the masses, you need to do more. Before you even start writing your resume, talk to your frien...
  22. First time on here, starting a new thread for those just graduated and want experience in a Nurse Residency Program. Most offer 1 year long residency programs for new grads. These Residency Programs are sponsored by the UHC/AACN (University Heal...
  23. Hey guys! This website has been so great to me over the years that, once I passed boards (which I did today officially - hurray!) and got a job (which I got a month before I graduated) I would put together a posting on how to best get a job in this e...
  24. acaitan29

    A Beautiful Nightmare

    "Tit-tit!Tit-tit!Tit-tit!" I woke up to the continuous beeping of my mobile phone. At first I thought that I was just dreaming. But there goes my phone again, wailing in the wee hours of the morning. I swear I could've thrown it out of my sight ...
  25. NurseHeart&Soul

    5 Things I Wish I Knew as a New Graduate Nurse

    Tassels and pinnings, HESI exams, NCLEX prep, and ultimately the news that you passed your boards. You now hold in your hand a hard earned diploma and a nursing license. For those of you not quite there yet, imagine what this will feel like. The drea...