Lessons From a Year as 'Just a Nurse'

September 2, 2014 2:40 PM

13 0

Lessons From a Year as 'Just a Nurse'

I learned a lot in kindergarten, but unfortunately, and contrary to popular belief, I didn't learn everything. It felt like I learned a lot in nursing school, but it still wasn't enough. I have learned a lot in nursing, in my years thus far of being a nurse at the bedside. But most of all, I have learned exponentially more than I would have imagined in a year of open dialogue with nurses, from nursing students to seasoned nurses. Burnt-out nurses to those still full of naïve passion. These are some of the most valuable lessons I learned and applied in the past year.

Poop. They say don't cry over spilled milk, but I have worked in NICUs and PICUs and I can tell you that a drop, an ounce, a whole frozen milksicle of hard-earned maternal breast milk is certainly worth crying over. I've learned to grip that stuff like the world's last Faberge egg, heart racing at t...

Read more

To category page

Loading...