Almost at the 8mo mark of being a nurse and it’s honestly so crazy. Time is flying. I still learn so much each and every day. Time mgmt, and gaining knowledge about how and what to do for certain situations. New ways to communicate with different pediatric pt populations...it all makes a difference. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I pray before every shift that my patients, myself, and my license is always protected. I pray my shifts make me a better nurse and each time I do, I always seem to have a “harder” shift. It makes me think God has a plan because the hard shifts teach me how to be a better nurse. They teach me what I can do different. Teaches me how to handle something new. Easy shifts are well needed, but hard ones are later a blessing in disguise. And maybe that’s part of growth and something we gotta keep reminding ourselves. I know I do.
My foots on my own neck. Always me vs me. Had to sacrifice my weekends to make my dream a reality. The countdown to May is real🖤 #FNPloading#NurseBae ...
I am a Nurse. ♥️😷
I will advocate for you. I will critically think through your treatment process. I will walk you to the bathroom at 2 AM when you are crying and feel helpless. I will teach you how to breastfeed your newborn. I will call the pharmacy 10 times in a row when your medication isn’t available. I will hold your hand and wipe the sweat from your brow as you bring new life into this world. I will be there for the unexpected. I will weep for you on my walk home after witnessing your unexpected loss. I will make warm tea for you. I will cheer for you when you first rise to your feet after your c-section. (WARRIOR) 👊 I will cheer again when you first pee after removing your catheter. I will page your doctor when your pain isn’t well controlled. I will warm up @kraft_macandcheese for your 3 year old. I will stabilize you in a hemorrhage. I will save your life. I will be there for you. I will hold you. I will help you. I will be your guide. .
My patients inspire me to work harder. They inspire me to research more deeply. They inspire me to soften. They inspire me to be courageous. 🌸 📚 .
Being a nurse is not easy. There are days when you feel that you have nothing left to give. There are days when the burn-out is INTENSE. There are days when your eyes are tired and your heart is sad because the private, most intimate parts of your life are in turmoil. But here me roar, I will give you all that I have. I will separate myself into pieces to help you heal. I will be here as the rest of the world sleeps, when you need me the most. 🌙 .
I.AM.A.NURSE. 🤲⚡️and DAMN proud of it. 👊 Here’s to my healthcare family. Y’all make this world spin. 🌎 🌈 ...
Can’t wait to get back to one of my favorite places in January!🙌🏽 also, look out for tomorrows new post>>I have something good for you guys😘 #bali#traveler#traveltheworld#news ...
Since Instagram is quick to highlight everyone’s successes + celebrations, let’s talk about some failures and not so happy days. .
I wasn’t an A student by any means.
I wasn’t the type that didn’t study but aced my exams.
I was the type that even though I busted my ass, I still failed some exams and barely made C’s on some of them. I failed my first skills evaluation for inserting a Foley catheter! Needless to say, I cried and thought nursing wasn’t for me. I missed most of my IV starts for the first couple of months. But let me tell you, these things make you want to quit and sulk, but how you respond to them challenges you and makes you BETTER. I ended up passing my NCLEX in 75 questions, so those B’s and C’s didn’t really matter. I excelled in clinicals, because I took that skills validation failure as a major life lesson- to try again and make sure I never got it wrong ever again. Now I insert foleys on the day and can see a urethra winking a mile away 😉 And I’m confident in inserting IV’s now because I learned from each miss. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What’s something that you feel incompetent, and what did you learn from it? Comment down below 👇 ...