Hey guys, so uh its been six months since I started as a Registered Nurse. Wow. I literally cannot believe how fast the time has flown by! I can remember being so scared to start, especially not being on a graduate program and being thrown in the deep end. I am sooooo HAPPY I did … Continue reading As my time on AMU comes to a close….
So I know you all probably think at some stage that studying, working, going to uni and having a social life is impossible and out of reach. But you can do it - and to be honest it doesn't stop when you start studying and start working as a nurse. At uni I was working … Continue reading The struggle is real
Wow guys sorry it has been so long. Been pretty busy and on night shift as well! phew glad that's over. Today I wanted to talk about being a team leader. I was set a pretty big challenge in my second week when I started as a grad and again just last week! Firstly, when … Continue reading Team leading
I've looked after quite a few end of life care patients. It can be challenging at times. What happens when the family can't make that tough call to make their loved ones palliative? When the patient is having a good day while the family are there - when earlier they were pretty much comatose. The … Continue reading End of life care
Sometimes it can be so hard to find your place in a new ward where everyone knows everyone and has worked together before. Sometimes I wonder if I am doing the right thing or if I am offending anyone or if I am seen as part of the team. I like most people don't know … Continue reading Being the new kid on the block
Hey Guys, When writing your selection criteria here is some advice I received from my CN referee (this will help you be a bit more specific): This is the problem XXXXXX assessed using this XXXXX This is what i did XXXXXX This is why XXXXXXX so that this could happen XXXXX This is what … Continue reading Be specific
Little tip if you are worried about your referees forgetting who you are amongst all the students they look after. Send them an email ....outlining competencies you achieved and how you work as a nurse. And attach a picture in your uniform. A sample email: Subject line: Reference for (insert your name) Hi (Insert their … Continue reading Making sure your referees remember you
So last night I finished at 930 and even though I wound down after work by watching TV it did not work. I dreamt about work constantly. Every time I woke up I thought about what I needed to do for my patients and which of their medical forms I had to update. It was … Continue reading Dreaming about work
Today, like so many others was particularly draining and hard work. You know when you have a late early and you just pray that the night will flow and be a walk in the park... then you pray again and hope that your morning is even easier. This is me ... everytime I have a … Continue reading Those days….
Do you ever feel so busy that you feel like you really don't have time do the million and one things you have to do? I know I feel like this sometimes, especially on such a fast paced ward. I think sometime you just need to dial it back and look at what's really important. … Continue reading The simple things