Every nurse feels overwhelmed

Do you feel overwhelmed? (Will it ever go away?)

Nobody said being a nurse would be easy.

There isn’t a nurse out there that hasn’t felt overwhelmed at some point in their career. I have felt it multiple times! This feeling is so common, it’s almost a requirement. Do you pedal back… or do you lean in?

Welcome to nursing.

 


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What do you think about the NY state BSN mandate?

In mid-December 2017 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a requirement that nurses earn a BSN within 10 years of initial licensure. A decision that affects all nurses throughout the nation.

I offer my answer.

[Warning, this was a YouTube live broadcast. The video is almost an hour long, so have a seat.]

Other topics discussed in this live broadcast:

• When should nursing students apply for their first job

• NCLEX study tips

• Residency programs

 

Here are some links of interest:

https://www.nurse.com/blog/2017/12/20/new-york-governor-signs-bsn-in-10-into-law-for-nurses/

http://donnacardillo.com/higher-education-for-nurses/

http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/news/local-news/2017/12/new-york-raises-bar-for-nursing-students/

https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/human-capital-and-risk/new-york-state-passes-bsn-in-10-nursing-education-legislation.html

The IOM Future of Nursing Report:

http://nationalacademies.org/hmd/reports/2010/the-future-of-nursing-leading-change-advancing-health.aspx

 

 

 


 

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How does a nurse choose a specialty?

How does a nurse know where to go?? A question that all nurses have to (eventually) answer. In fact, some may have to answer this question more than once! From the moment you leaned into this career, we’ve heard recommendations from every aspect of our profession. Where do you start?

Here are some things I think about when choosing a specialty area of focus:

  • What do you not want to do?
    • Based on personal opinion about yourself
    • Based on personal experience
    • Do NOT base this on other opinions
  • Is there an ah-hah moment?
  • You really may just have to gamble
  • Create a Pros and Cons list

Whatever your decision, give it 18 months minimum. Get through the honeymoon period of your new job.

 

 


 

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How do you deal with a bad code?

Dealing with death is unavoidable for many nurses. We see it often. It’s not something nursing school can teach you. And it’s surely not anything you can read out of a book. How you recover emotionally will set the pace of your career, especially if you work in acute care. But, how do you gather yourself after an “arrest” that rocked you to your core?

Here are some things I suggest:

  • Recognize its importance
  • Talk about it
  • Allow them to die with dignity
  • It’s an honor
  • Treat every single death like it’s the first
  • It’s absolutely OK to cry
  • Take care of yourself
  • Do something for someone else
  • Find the balance
  • Debrief

And the one thing that you should NEVER do…? Check out the video below for my answer:

**IMPORTANT NOTICE** This was a recording from my Instagram account, so it’s not the highest quality (wonky formatting). Some of the video content and conversation is out of context, but I thought the information was valuable and wanted to share it here. I hope you don’t mind.

 

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