LIFE OF A NURSE
One main difference between adult and pediatric nursing is that children come in all different shapes and sizes. We get infants all the way up to 26 year olds! Because of this, the majority of pediatric nursing is based off of the patient’s weight in kilograms. Knowing how to do these calculations is imperative because … Read More
Your first year of direct patient care comes with a lot of challenges. You are now independently responsible for someone’s life. You take care of the patient, their family, and more than often forget to take care of yourself. I learned so many valuable lessons that will change how I practice nursing for the rest … Read More
It is officially time for my The Traveling Nurse dreams to become a reality…Why the heck is my site called “The Traveling Nurse” if I am not a traveling nurse!? I began The Traveling Nurse for many reasons: to guide people into and through nursing, life, and travel. However, the main reason this platform exists is for so … Read More
Call me crazy, but I was so excited to work Christmas night shift this year! My children’s hospital went above and beyond for these kiddos. The outside garden was turned into a winter wonderland and all the kids received their Christmas wish-list items.
I wish this was not a common theme amongst most hospitals…but unfortunately it remains ever-present. Some places less than others, some more than most. Nurse bullying is real and it happens more often than not. How does one handle such situations? I’ll share with you the best ways I have gotten through sticky situations the … Read More
Every clinical shift or airplane flight since nursing school, you could find me in my compression socks. Compression socks are not just for 80 year-olds in heart failure! There are so many benefits to wearing them for long hours on your feet:
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