Monday, September 22, 2014

Nursing: A Sea of Options with an Ocean of Danger

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Sarah was so excited that she secured her first job as a nurse before she graduated, even though jobs were scarce in her community.  Sarah was hired in the OR at one of her community’s largest hospitals. She was a bit apprehensive at first, because Sarah was shy, easily intimidated, and struggled with confrontation. Although she heard about how stressful working in the OR was, she was way more excited about getting offered a job!
On her first day, one of the cardiothoracic surgeons screamed at her for getting close to his sterile field. At the end of the day, the lead OR nurse told her she needed to “grow a thick skin” if she wanted to be successful. Sarah left her first day in tears. Within 6 weeks, Sarah felt she had no choice but to quit.
What went wrong?

Nursing School is all about survival – focusing on the seminar you’re in, thinking about how you’re going to make it through the next seminar, and dreaming of graduation day. However, as soon as people stop asking you, “When are you going to graduate?” They start asking, “What type of nurse do you want to be?”
Why? Because there is a sea of options and for some, it can feel overwhelming.
In their infographic, Nursing School Hub tries to help by giving you a heads up on some of the different nursing specialties and the important skills required for success.
Nursing Specialties

You may be tempted to accept the first job offered to you but before you do, make sure you do your homework. Make sure you are equipping yourself with the knowledge of that specialty, the skills required for success, and then compare yourself and your personality to make sure YOU are a good fit.
Welcome to the wonderful world of nursing!
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