Going to nursing school and actually being a nurse in a hospital or clinic are two totally different things. Starting your first nursing job can bring a whole new set of challenges, so here are 10 brief tips to remember as you navigate these new waters!
Get Used To Being Scared; It’s Your Best Ally
If You’re Not Early, You’re Late
Don’t Rush Orientation, This Is Your Time To Make Mistakes
Ask More Questions Than You Answer
Never Stop Learning Something New
There’s No “I” In TEAM
Learn How To Say No To Overtime
Don’t Dwell On Your Mistakes
Never Be In A Hurry, That’s When You Make Mistakes
Write Everything Down
All of these tips are short, because you need to memorize them! Write these down and keep them in your notebook and read them every day. You’re going to have hard days, and amazing days and some in between. Nursing is rewarding and you will be saving lives, so make the most out of it!