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    Amy Garside
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    No matter where you work, DO NOT talk bad about any of your coworkers, EVER…because they WILL find out.

    Don’t participate in any of the gossip that goes on. If you hear it, just ignore it. Don’t run and tell someone else or the person being talked about. Just go about your business.

    This is honestly the best advice I can think of to give a new nurse just starting out on the floor somewhere. Just do your job.

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    Amy Garside
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    stay outta the politics. Things can and will come back and bite you in the end, in more ways than one.

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    ella5850
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    I agree 100% with the advice given. If another nurse finds out that you were talking about her or him behind their back and they find a mistake you made, they won’t hesitate to throw you under the bus..iv’e seen it more than once.
    Know that you will make mistakes and talk to someone you trust about any mistakes that you do make keeping the patient safety in mind above all. If you did harm, be honest…it may save a life. Keep your head down and absorb everything the older more tenured nurses are saying and doing. Emulate everything good you see and throw away the bad, use your intuition to decipher what is what in this area.
    Get lots of sleep, don’t come to work anything less than the best you can be that day…remember, as bad a day as you can have….your patients is almost always worst. They wouldn’t be in a hospital if they were having a good day more often than not.
    Stay humble and most of all,..pray.

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    just a helth tip for nurses: wear comfortable shoes with soft insoles. this will reduce stress.

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