Improving Your Practice, New Nurse Resources

Want Some Allies? Be an Ally.

"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.

Improving Your Practice, New Nurse Resources

Why the G and W Words are the Real Naughty Ones, Part 2.

"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.

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Why the G and W words are the Real Naughty Ones, Part 1.

"Gossip undermines all integrity" - Maggie Nurses all know it. You don't even have to finish nursing school to learn the oft spoken rule. You NEVER comment on how quiet the unit/shift is, lest you be damned with full on catastrophe as punishment.  You'd think that it was the naughtiest word we know (but we're… Continue reading Why the G and W words are the Real Naughty Ones, Part 1.