NEW GRADUATE NURSE
Relationships are hard, especially new ones. Working with a new preceptor as a nursing student can be a difficult experience. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Having gone through many preceptor experiences…some bad and some great, I have compiled a list of advice to be the best preceptor you can be for a … Read More
It’s funny how things happen all at once. For the first time in my life, I find myself alone…in many aspects. I am now living alone, something I couldn’t have foreseen happening. Additionally, I am now alone on the floor as a nurse, without a preceptor holding my hand. I have longed for this moment … Read More
My self-care routine is still in the works, mainly because my schedule is all over the place. Being a resident, our pay is significantly less than established nurses, our shifts flip flop between days and nights, and our and minds are overloaded with information. Some weeks we have classes all week and the following week … Read More
Nursing student and preceptor relationships are a two-way street. You both reflect upon each other. These relationships mold the type of nurse you will become in the future. Good or bad preceptor, it comes down to you and your mindset. Here’s how to be the best nurse you can be regardless of the circumstances:
Nursing residencies are one of the greatest inventions…EVER. They began nursing residencies to help decrease new graduate nurse burnout rates. Why were nurses burning out so quickly? Because they were overwhelmed, overworked, under-prepared and over-stressed. I was lucky enough to get a job within one of these nursing residency programs.
When I finished nursing school, my life was going to be picture perfect. I would move down to Los Angeles and be with my boyfriend (Ian) of six years and soon after get engaged. I would ace my NCLEX and land numerous nursing jobs with little to no struggle. Then I would have the dream … Read More
It is most definitely possible to get through life…or shifts…without planning or being prepared. However, there is a sense of ease when knowing you’re ready for whatever gets thrown your way. Everyone brings different things with them on their shifts, perhaps I bring a little more than necessary, but my motto is better safe than … Read More
At the beginning of my residency, I felt on top of the world. It was as though I was seeing everything for the first time. EVERYTHING was exciting. Then things took a sudden shift. Reality set in quickly that I, K Chandler Rosemont RN, will have to care for patients under MY license, without a … Read More
HAPPY NURSES WEEK to all my fellow nurses or aspiring nurse followers! What a privilege it is to be a nurse.
In nursing school, I had this idea in my head that nothing happened over nightshift. I heard from some sources that nurses slept during nights! And this was confirmed when I would come early to my day shift (at one particular unnamed hospital) and see nurses asleep at the nurses’ station. Going into my first … Read More
As my fatigue increases, caffeine consumption grows, and study materials pile I can’t help feeling so dang proud. I am finally living my dream! This makes everything worth it.
Until my residency, I had never pulled an all-nighter. Yet here I am, hired on as a new grad night nurse. The second the sun comes up, I usually wake up chipper as can be and after 9PM I am useless. I am now forced to change my biologic nature for nightshift then convert back … Read More
If you read my post about my first week of residency you can tell how much I am in love with CHLA. The first week flew by with all my excited jitters! Then reality sunk in for week 2.
I LOVE CHLA!!! Orientating to a new hospital can be physically draining with all the information thrown at you, however this is not the case with CHLA. CHLA created what is now known as the “Versant RN Residency” program. This program was created by CHLA to fully orient all new graduate RNs to both the … Read More
Getting hired at CHLA was such an exciting feeling! From the beginning, CHLA prioritized all the New Graduate Registered Nurses coming together. They organized a welcome lunch for everyone to meet. Obviously, first greetings can be awkward so doing this lunch before the program began was wonderful. We sat with other nurses on the same … Read More
I am going to be honest with you all. I applied to a bunch of Southern California hospitals and didn’t feel that excited/ anxious feeling people talk about. I didn’t have clinical or preceptor experience at any Southern California Pediatric hospitals. Because of this, I felt as though I was applying with my eyes closed, … Read More