What are the qualities of a good nurse? You need to be empathetic, hard-working, and so much more. Read the complete list.
New Grad Nurse
Being a new grad nurse is one of the toughest challenges you may face in your life, but you don’t have to face alone and unprepared. We’ve written tons of tips, tricks, and strategies to improve your experience during your first year as a nurse. From improving your time management skills to understanding when and how to delegate, we’ve got you covered.
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A nurse residency program guides your first year and helps you to deal with the emotional weight of being a new nurse. A self-guided holistic residency will help you feel confident sooner and love your nursing career, all while learning how to both live and work a nurse.
One of the most terrifying things for new nurse grads is accidentally messing up a patient’s meds. This is how to avoid medication errors.
I know it’s confusing, but this is how a doctor’s schedules works, from an experienced nurse. It’s not always the same, but this can help.
Don’t be intimidated! Follow these tips for working with physicians and banish your nursing anxiety for good.
The operating room offers a fast-paced, technical, and exciting nursing career. Here are a few tips for new grad nurses in the operating room.
The first day of your new job is surely a mix of excitement and anxiety. It’s not uncommon to want to prepare for your first shift. This week Kati, Amber, and Chelsea discuss what you can and cannot prepare for, as well as how to handle the transition from nursing school to working full-time as a nurse
So you’ve just started your new job as a new graduate nurse. You have a great preceptor, you like your unit, and your manager seems pretty cool. But you dread going to work. You get report and you’re already an hour behind. You’re already an overwhelmed nurse. There are so many things to do right this second that you shut down. You can’t do this. It’s too much. You struggle through each day, just trying to get to the end of the shift. You are elated for days off. You dread going back. Is this really what you signed up for? Will this EVER end?
Your idea of a “high performing” new grad might not be the same as what your leadership team actually expects of a brand new nurse. In this episode we hear from Amber and Chelsea, who lead a nurse residency program, about what qualities make a really great new grad nurse.
Disclaimer: this is a short and sweet explanation of a nursing assessment of an unconscious neuro patient. References are included at the end with supplemental information. Always refer to your hospital’s policies and procedures to guide your practice. This post contains affiliate links. A neuro assessment is a critical skill for any nurse (not just neuro […]
Feeling frazzled? These organization tips for nurses will help you maintain your sanity and stay in control.
I know how it feels when it seems like everything is spinning out of control. Life is moving on and you are just holding on, trying to keep up. And it happens to all of us, not just the new nurses!
The Ultimate Resource for New Nurses – The FreshRN New Nurse Master Class When I graduated from nursing school and passed boards, I was so excited to finally be a nurse. Only, I didn’t feel like a nurse. I felt alone. I felt like somehow everyone else knew exactly what they were doing and […]
Elizabeth Mills, BSN RN CCRN – highly experienced neurocritical care nurse, current Stroke Navigator for a Primary Stroke Center What You’ll Learn Nursing judgment It’s normal to be nervous Forced to rely on yourself Err on the side of caution How To Trust Your Nursing Judgment Key Focus: As a new nurse, when do you […]
I’ve received a lot of questions from new nurses saying that one of their biggest struggles is when they’ve learned a lot but are having trouble learning how to trust your nursing judgment. You think you know what you’re doing, but you’re not sure…
Graduation is upon us and there will be many new grad nurses among hospital units very soon if they have not started already. Starting a job in nursing can be very overwhelming. I would argue that learning the ropes of the healthcare culture is quite possibly one of the most difficult jobs. In addition, the […]
All across the country, nurses are in demand, which makes it a very attractive career choice. However, the nursing field is very demanding, requiring specialized knowledge obtained from an advanced education. That can be a financial challenge for many nursing students, especially for those who choose the Bachelor of Science in Nursing path. Many new […]
You can rely on two things once you earn your degree, a new profession and lots of student loan payments. Student Loan Forgiveness and Management for Nurses….
When My Alcoholic Uncle Died As many of you know, I am a huge fan of Tumblr. I follow many nurses, physicians, EMT’s, nursing students, and other healthcare professionals. I am a fan of the short posts with great images and rarely sit down and read long posts. However, when I started reading this nurse’s […]
At some point and time even the most seasoned nurse was a new nurse. They too were bright eyed, anxious, excited, and scared to death they were going to mess it all up. I recently asked on Facebook for one piece of advice for new nurses. The response was so great that it just had […]
This week I am featuring an interview with my sister in-law, Elizabeth Fields. She recently went to Bora, Ethiopia with the medical mission group Health Gives Hope. Last week, I interviewed their founders, one of whom is actually a Nurse Practitioner! Click here to check out the previous post. To give you a little background about […]
Last month, my nurse practitioner sister in-law went on a medical mission to Ethiopia with her husband. She had an unbelievable time! I have been asked about medical missions before so I thought I would do an interview with the founders of the organization and my sister in-law. This post is my interview with the […]