Wondering what it’s like to be a new nurse? Here are four helpful tips from an RN to help you navigate the new job
Have you ever thought of starting a nurse side business? As jobs at the bedside become more and more draining, many nurses are looking for a way to supplement their income so they can work less hours at the hospital. For many, the perfect nurse-balance is split between time with patients in the hospital and time doing something they own and run themselves.
Is it possible for a new nurse to get their first job in the ICU? Yes, but it is the exception and not the rule. I want to encourage all new nurses and nurse grads – if your goal is to work in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), that it might be possible right away, but it’s not easy and not for everyone
Many hospitals, healthcare organizations, and nursing schools have begun using Becoming Nursey to support their students and new graduates as they transition to practice.
We discuss the difference between coma and brain death, how brain death is determined, working with an organ procurement team, and general insights related to this sensitive topic.
Melissa Stafford, BSN RN CCRN SCRN – highly experienced and currently practicing nationally certified neurocritical care nurse. Kathleen Puntillo, PhD RN FAAN is professor emeritus of nursing at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). At UCSF, she was director of the Critical Care/Trauma Graduate Program for many years and founded UCSF’s Acute Care Nurse […]
Elizabeth Mills, BSN RN CCRN – highly experienced neurocritical care nurse, current Stroke Navigator for a Primary Stroke Center What You’ll Learn Observe Building Rapport Communication Tip: Try to work as a CNA while in school if possible! Remember The difference between assertiveness and rudeness Some CNA’s get bossed around by nurses who do not […]