1st Year Nurse Tip 3: PTSD?

I walk out of the hospital wondering why I forgot such a simple thing? Why didn’t I think of it? I should have thought of it. I’m awakened at 2am by my  racing heart. My anxious mind takes over, and I re-play the scene. I should’ve acted sooner. I should’ve forced my opinion and should’ve…

1st Year Nurse Tip 2: Follow the Doc

Some nurses run after the docs, and some don’t. I suggest you do! One thing I’ve learned as a new nurse, is that being present with the doctor while he/she is in the room conversing with the patient, is helpful on so many levels. At the start of my shift, I’m aware of the names of…

Nurse’s Week Interview

In honor of all local nurses, the Tampa Bay Times payed tribute to the area’s nurses, through this brief article. I was fortunate to be apart of the interview, in which a few nurses spoke about the rewards and challenges of nursing. You can view the entire article by clicking the link below. On the right…

1st Year Nurse Tip 1: Be Early

Inspired by a few of my friends, who just finished nursing school, and passed the NCLEX, I’ve decided to write a series of post’s titled, 1st Year Nurse Tips. While I did receive tips here and there, from some of the nurses I work with, I had to learn much of this on my own. Don’t…

Nurse’s Week 2016

Happy Nurse’s week to a team of people who amaze me! I approach my one year anniversary as an R.N. next month!  I’ve neglected this site for a few months, due to an outrageously active schedule. I work full-time, was attending classes full-time this semester, and I care for my family full-time, but I’m excited to have…

Clinical Nurse I

I’ve been promoted from Nurse Resident to Clinical Nurse I. All this really means is that I’ve completed a few mandatory assignments and worked as nurse for 6 months. It doesn’t feel like 6 months to me, but the calendar confirms it, so it has been. How do I like it now, you may ask?  Some of…

Schedule For The Nursing Student

Several of my friends from work, Deanna, Leanne, Klara and Gina, will start or continue the nursing program this Fall. They are the one’s who inspired this post. I’m so excited for them, and vividly remember the months, weeks and days before I started nursing school. They ask me questions, like “how will I have time…

Newbie Nurse

I have 4 weeks of experience as an R.N. I’m accomplished. Friends and family have asked me how it’s going, and how I like being a nurse. I model all new fashionable anti-microbial scrubs. I spent a fair amount of money on the royal blue and white attire, and justified it by thinking ~ it’s much cheaper then…

NCLEX-RN

Last week I found a quiet table in the unvisited corner of Starbuck’s, where I spent hours answering hundreds (maybe up to a thousand), questions in preparation for the state boards; the big NCLEX-RN exam. This is the exam that would decide my future, and wether or not I’d get to practice as a nurse. I did…

RN Graduation Party

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Wow, what can I say?!? The graduation party that Doug threw for me was the best party ever! I wish I could repeat that night…..over and over again, like the movie Groundhog Day. He’s talked about this party and planned for it for the past few months. The last month…