In nursing, time management is key. Often times though, we aren't taught this important skill, and we grow to think that we are the problem. This just isn't the case. If we are in the proper unit, and are taught the skills necessary to do well, we can all be Happy Nurses! This is the… Continue reading Time Management Tips for New Nurses-Video Series Kickoff!!
Most of us have seen it. Some of us have even felt it. That moment. It's the moment where a person leaves their body. Where their face goes slack, their breath ceases, the electricity goes out of the air, and they are finally at peace. Death in nursing, particularly in critical care, is an inevitability.… Continue reading The Importance of Creating a Good Death
In nearly all of our careers, there will come a time when it's time to move on. Whether it's to leave for a new specialty, a role transition, or merely to escape a toxic environment, that change is inescapable. Since becoming a nurse I've left four jobs, and I was ready to leave when I… Continue reading When it’s Time to Move On.
"Growth is uncomfortable because you've never been here before-you've never been this version of you. So give yourself a little grace and breathe through it." Kristen Lohr As nurses, we often struggle appreciating where we are in our careers. We are encouraged to continually enhance our skill set. Whether it's to learn a new specialty,… Continue reading What I want to be when I Grow.
"What we focus on expands. Focusing on the good doesn't change the bad, but it changes our perception of it, and perception is everything"-Me As we kick off Nurse's Week, I'd like to explore a concept that is dear to my heart. I have developed it as my practice has matured. It's a concept I… Continue reading Joy in Your Daily Shift, 5 Tips to Change Your Personal Work Culture.
"Practice being selfless. You always end up getting more than you anticipate when your soul is giving" When you feel alone or left out in your unit, what do you do? Do you put yourself out there? Or do you keep to yourself and get angrier and angrier, until you loathe your job along with… Continue reading Want Some Allies? Be an Ally.
"The only thing whining does is convince everyone around you that you are not in control."-My Dad In my previous post, I discussed the dangers of gossip and the erosion of trust that happens within units. Today I'd like to move on to the second naughty word, whining. We all know the whiners. They come… Continue reading Why the G and W Words are the Real Naughty Ones, Part 2.