How does a nurse get over the pre-shift anxiety?

Do you get nervous before you start your shift? Or worried? Maybe some elevated stress levels?

Yep. It’s a real thing.

Here are three things I do to help reduce my anxiety before a shift:

1. Remember your why
2. Celebrate your wins – every day
3. … (gonna have to watch the video!)

P.S. The anxiety never goes away… you just get better.

 


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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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NP diploma mills? Are we diluting the profession?

What about 100% online NP programs? How about accelerated or direct-entry NP programs?

This is a response to the following article: Independent practice: Both nurse practitioners and physicians should be outraged

While I’m not supporting or denouncing the article, I do question its motives and stance. I get the feeling it was a bit one-sided. None the less, I felt the article raises a number of sensitive and important areas of concern. Many of them have been submitted as #heysean questions. Here are just some of the talking points:

  • ill-prepared NPs
  • 100% acceptance rate
  • 0 hours working as an RN
  • non-nurse direct entry programs
  • clinical hours: the honor system
  • similar outcomes NP vs. physician

 

 

 


 

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