10 Things I Wish Someone Told Me When I Was a New Nurse

10-Things-I-Wish-Someone-Told-Me-When-I-Was-a-New-NurseYou are on your own. There is no clinical instructor to run to when you don’t know how to do something. It all counts, and there is no extra credit. If you make an error as a nurse, you will have an incident report not an F.

If you don’t know what a drug does, ask someone. Nowadays, that can mean anything from taking out your smartphone to calling the pharmacist. Another item to remember, establish a friendly relationship with the pharmacist. They are your ‘go to’ person when you are dealing with a new drug.

If you have a computer system that allows you to change the time of a scheduled med, ask them nicely and they will do it for you. Never fight with them, you won’t survive the brutal days or nights.

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