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If you are a new nurse or have been a nurse for the last 20 years, this may tickle your nurse funny bone/humerus so much you fall down on your coccyx. Congratulations, you’re now a fall risk!
A Day in the Life of a New Nurse
Wake up from a night of stress sleep
Frantically getting ready
Remembering that your drive to work will be the longest you’ll sit down today
Seeing your patient assignment and dying a little inside
7 seconds after report, you’re already 4 hours behind
Your patient asks you to do something simple that you haven’t learned how to do yet
You get an email that you have 17 online learning modules due
Whenever you try to do anything without your preceptor
When you get a really nice patient who is okay with you being new and taking 2 hours to do everything
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Awkwardly trying to figure out how to ask people about their bowels when there are 17 visitors who never leave
When you are finally almost caught up and they tell you you’re getting an admission
Trying to figure out empathy and sharing too much
When people keep coming up to you every 14 seconds with something else one of your patients need
When the family points out you forgot to reconnect the SCD pumps
When your admission goes to another unit
Getting corrected every 2 sentences while trying to give report
2 minutes after you get home
… and then
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