When did you know the ICU was for you?

I still remember THE moment I knew I wanted to be a critical care nurse. Yes, I broke the mold. I eventually was a new grad nurse in the ICU.

Almost 15 years and two degrees later I’m now an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner still working in the ICU.

Yep. You could say I love it.


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Student group projects: What do you do when no one is helping?

The bane of all nursing student’s existence: GROUP PROJECTS. Every nursing student has a horror story to share. We’ve all been there. We’ve all been there SO much that most group projects have predictable outcomes with predictable roles!

We all have that ONE person that doesn’t do their part. Did ya ever notice all group projects consist of the same players:

1. The type A go-getter
2. The reliable team player
3. The minimalist avoider

What do you do when someone isn’t pulling their weight? Here are some tips:

1. Be professional. No finger pointing.
2. The two strike rule. Do not wait.
3. Address the problem as a group.
4. Create a paper trail. Have proof of validation.
5. Take an active role in your education
6. Develop your team building skills

Group projects really have very little to do with the actual project, it’s about developing team building skills. How well do you work with others? How do you deal with difficult people? No matter how rotten this experience may be. And how quickly you just want to move onto the next thing, but so you think this will be the last time you deal with someone or something like this…? Nope.

 

 


 

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When will it ‘click’ for a new nurse?

New nurses will struggle during those first few years. Will there be moments when you aren’t happy performing your nurse job duties? Of course. What do you do when you don’t have the motivation to ‘be’ a nurse?

Remember your why

Why did you choose to become a nurse? What was it that motivated you to jump into the deep end and endure that horrid thing called nursing school? That’s how you find the motivation to continue on.

And the second question, “When will it click for a new nurse?”

That moment when you go from ‘thinking’ to ‘doing. That moment something becomes ‘reflexive’? A rough estimate is two years before you feel comfortable in your new nurse ‘skin’. Check out the details of my answer below:

 


 

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