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Training Wheels for Nurses: What I Wish I'd Known My First 100 Days on the Job
Training Wheels for Nurses What I Wish I'd Known My First 100 Days on the Job Author:Edited by Barbara Arnoldussen, R.N., M.B.A. Amazon Editorial Review: — Nothing is more daunting than your first 100 days in a new profession -- unless you go in prepared. Who better to advise you on how to successfully make it through than hundreds of experienced nurses who have been successful themselves? — Benefit From Their Wisdom: — Never call a physician without all the facts -- vital s... more »igns, baselines, labs, meds, history, etc.! I now have all of my "ducks in a row" before calling the MD.
Hospital staff nurse
It really doesn't matter how well you can give a shot or do a dressing change. Usually, the best medicine is a good conversation.
Learn from Their Mistakes:
Be ready to let go of the false belief that you must "know everything" right away in order to be a good nurse. The imposter syndrome, while rampant among new nurses, doesn't serve us well!
Long-term Facility Geriatrics nurse
Go to the bathroom when you need to! (Nurses are notorious for "holding it!")
And Remember That Humor Conquers All:
There's nothing like eating popcorn from an unused bedpan.