LIFE OF A NURSE
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
When people find out I work in Pediatrics their initial reaction is: “Awwwww how sweet.” Seconds later they respond with: “Awwwwww how sad…how can you do this kind of work?” For me, it was a no brainer.
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
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
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
Recently, Uniform Advantage sent me some of their brand new Butter-Soft Stretch Scrubs. I was initially attracted to the scrubs because of all the fun color choices! You can even pick different styles like a drawstring waist or even elastic. No matter what style you choose, pocket space is guaranteed! As a nurse, you need … Read More