Being a new RN is hard. It’s often said the first three months on the job is hell, and I believe it. Although I enjoy what I do, the transition from nursing student to Registered Nurse is tough. You have to learn the protocols and procedures of your institution, attend classes and training specific to your unit, and undergo training with a preceptor. In addition to all of this, you’re now working under your own license, so if you mess up, that’s your ass. Read More
My normal work shift is during the daytime. I love my hours because I leave early in the morning, and by the time I come home, it’s still daylight and early. I have enough time to do the things that I need to do, and I can also spend time with my husband. This past week, I’ve been orienting on the evening shift, and I must say…I don’t like it. Read More
Ah, the infamous NCLEX. Every nurse wannabe knows about this ultimate exam.
It’s the exam that determines whether or not you can practice as a licensed nurse. In other words, it separates the pretenders from the contenders. Read More
My weekly “Fabulous Friday” segment is a way for me to give thanks for the great things that have happened in my life.
I read the book, The Secret, many years ago, but I apply the principle of it daily. One of the most important principles of the book teaches you to be thankful. It doesn’t matter how big or small–just be thankful of the things in your life. When you give thanks for what you have, you give energy to receive more in life. I have a journal in which I write down good things that have happened to me daily; for, it’s a constant reminder that I have so much to be thankful for. Plus, it makes me feel great to see that my day wasn’t as bad as I thought it was (sometimes). Read More