New RN Wish List

If I’m not mistaken, I noted I received a new position as an RN at a pediatric hospital. I’m extremely excited about this position, and I start in less than two weeks.

Since I’m transitioning to this new position, I have a small wish list. These are items that I find fitting for my career; for, they will be beneficial to keeping my patients and myself safe, organized, and cute 🙂 Read More

Making It Through Hell…I Mean, Nursing School

The most requested question I get from current nursing students is, “How do you make it in nursing school?”

Nursing school is tough! I will admit I had no idea how tough it was prior to attending school, and I didn’t believe it when my mom, who is also a nurse,  informed me that nursing school was a “pressure cooker.” I was rudely awakened when I received my first syllabus that was thick as a book. I had to learn on my own how to successfully navigate through nursing school, but I was fortunate enough to have met people along the way that gave me helpful tips and tricks. These tips and tricks helped me to be a great student and graduate with honors. I want to pass on these jewels of wisdom to others because we can all use a helping hand every now and then. Read More

Fabulous Friday, 5/29/15

I haven’t done a Fabulous Friday post in forever, but I’m doing one today. I need to get back into doing these weekly posts because they remind me to be thankful for the things in my life, and they also keep me focused on my goals. This past week, I’ve been ill with the stomach flu, but I’m feeling so much better today and ready to share my weekly blessings.

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Being Enough…Thoughts of a New RN

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