I am a newly licensed RN, had my LPN for a year. I just passed my boards on the 12th and looking forward to new opportunities. I just wanted to introduce myself. I am 30 years old and a single mother to a beautiful daughter who was diagnosed with a rare autoimmine disorder 4 years ago, which is one motivating factor pushing me to be a nurse, the other is being a skin cancer survivor myself. I currently reside in Utah, but would like to move soon as I moved here from California 10 years ago. I look forward to getting to know all of you!
Any advice for a new nurse?
Welcome to MN! I hope you enjoy your stay here. Ask questions, that is what we are here for. Respond to other people’s questions, as teaching others helps you solidify your own knowledge.
My best advice is to not get discouraged. I know that older, senior staff nurses can be harsh on new nurses, hence the saying “Nurses eat their young”. But don’t let that get you down.
You should be extremely proud of yourself! Studying to become a nurse takes a lot of work. It’s hard enough for people with no children to handle the course load, and yet you did it while raising your daughter. Kudos to you! That is awesome!
My best advice to you is to never lose your spark, that inner desire that drove you to become a nurse.
You will likely find that even on your worst day, when it’s all said and done and that bad day is over, nursing is a job that is truly rewarding.
Best of luck to you as you begin your nursing career!
Welcome to mighty nurse! Congrats on your RN it’s a great accomplishment to get thru school and pass those boards I hope to never see again lol! My advice is to just be yourself, don’t take someone else’s advice over your own intuition as a nurse as far as patient care goes. You’ve worked hard for your license and it is yours alone, listen to others and learn from those willing to teach, but if you ever feel something is not quite right with your patient do what you can to help them regardless of what anyone else might say. This was my hardest lesson. Good luck with your new career and keep on nursing! 🙂 welcome!
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