Il ruolo dell’infermiera è insostituibile. Quando entra nel reparto, porta una ventata di gioia e cose buone, parla ai malati come fossero figli, li rimprovera con voce di mamma, li incoraggia, racconta frammenti di vita ai degenti che si contendono le sue attenzioni, ha lo sguardo attento e sensibile, se ne va promettendo di tornare. #nurselife#nurse#infermiera#amoreperlavita#nurselife
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Worked a “Princess” 👑 shift today and just plopped myself down to finish this paper + log some of my clinical patients for this past week. Do you know what a princess shift is?
You might not. They’re pretty common in many ED’s since the ED usually always has staff needs. They’re basically a 4 hour shift + they FLY by. I worked in behavioral today... and let me just say it was a crazy four hours. So let me know... does your job have princess shifts? #nurselife
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I think meeting strangers on the interwebs and making new besties is becoming my jam #dontbeawkwardbrittany
A couple weeks ago @abbbsmarie_ decided she wanted to try this coaching thing and it’s literally my fav thing ever to help women see they can get healthy, make an income, and grow with me 👯♀️ I know how it feels to be overworked, underpaid, overweight, and unhappy with your life. I seriously love helping women realize they can change anything they don’t love about their life. I’m serious! You can!
I had a (not so good) boozy coffee while I helped her with our back office and how to grow a business. And then we took some cute pics (my fav part of coaching, photography!) ❤️
Definitely filled my cup and I’m excited to watch her grow her own business and team and be there to help her do it ⚡️
So many more adventures to come!
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Don't contribute... don't do it... You're a dude..
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i m p o s t e r syndrome
In short, imposter syndrome is a psychological pattern of thinking you are either under qualified, inadequate, or are a fraud, despite your evidence of success.
When things go well, you believe it’s because of sheer luck or help from other people. But when things go wrong, you take sole responsibility & blame yourself. This is often accompanied by anxiety, stress, or depression. & this doesn’t just apply to Nursing.
A study from 2011 suggested 70% of people have experienced this at one time in their life. Especially within the first few weeks of a new job.
I didn’t realize this was a thing until a few months back... I actually struggled with this all throughout nursing school. The closer I got to graduation, the worse it got. Because the more I succeeded, the more I was convinced it would catch up to me. . “I will fail, it’s just a matter of time.” “I’m just good at guessing, I got lucky on that test.” “I’m worried I will let my friends & family down... they think because I’ve gotten this far that I can do this.”
Even days after I got the results from passing NCLEX... “it was just a fluke, I’m going to find out I didn’t really pass...”
As some of us are starting our new positions in nursing... remember you’ve earned the right to be there. You are competent. You might not know everything, but you are ready.
I’ve attached a few ways to combat feeling this way. But there are so many helpful resources online you can look into. You can also pray, which is what I found most helpful. 😊
Whatever you’re currently striving for... best of luck to you... although you don’t need it 😉
Life isn’t all sunshine & daisies ☔️ it’s raining today & I found out I got my first B as a grad student on Exam #1 - kind of fitting 🤷♀️ For anyone who knows this feeling- here’s how I deal with “rainy day” grades
1. Forgive myself- just because I got a lower grade than I expected, doesn’t mean I won’t be a great PNP one day!
2. Vent with my classmates- it feels good to commiserate & talk to people who “get it”
3. Go to the gym & hang with a friend- I worked off my stress this morning with my best friend & now we’re shopping for my bridal party outfit!
4. Meet with my professor- I ALWAYS meet with my professor after exams to review & see where I can improve for the next time! Sometimes, I’ve even fought for confusing questions & gotten points back, so it never hurts!
5. Get back at it- I still have a comprehensive exam in April to study for, so I’ll review this weeks subject with Sleep & GU 😊
👩⚕️🙌 89 days until graduation!! 🎓
As a child I had a fear of growing up. I remember each year wishing that time could just stop and that my loved ones and I could all stay the same age because I just couldn't imagine life getting better than it was in that moment. It is funny because in my child-sized brain I never made the connection that each year I made that wish was better than the last and the years just kept getting better and better. Yes, there were hard times over my life with the death of loved ones but I learned how to grieve and comfort those in grief through those moments. My parents got divorced but I ended up with two sets of incredibly supportive parents who all get along and we can have massive family functions together. I had my heart broken but I later found the love of my life and got married. I was diagnosed with diabetes but have been able to use it to better educate others and my patients. For every down, there was a reciprocating up.
Out of my 29 trips around the sun so far, I have to say that this last one was one of my favorite yet. So many amazing things happened over the last 12 months that I am still in awe of. This year has been full of abundant blessings from my partnership with @wearfigs and the continued dope opportunities that have come from that, to growing this platform, to getting accepted into grad school, and to the MOST important of it all; finding out @nightofthelivingthread was pregnant. I only can hope that this next year is just the same. Thank you all for being part of my life and this @redbeardRN community.
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first Labor & Delivery clinical rotation: check!🤰🏼💗
yesterday, i had my first rotation in L&D which i wasn’t expecting because i was supposed to be in postpartum! there weren’t enough patients in PP so i ended up in L&D which i was SUPER excited about! unfortunately, L&D was pretty quiet as well so i did not get to see a birth (such a bummer😭) but i still had such an amazing experience!! thankfully, i am planning on going back there next week so hopefully i will get to see a birth👶🏼
my nurse was absolutely amazing & taught me so much! since it was quiet & my poor patient wasn’t dilating at all😭 i got a lot of fetal heart rate monitoring practice. even though i didn’t get to see a birth, i learned a lot & i LOVE how L&D nurses get to support & be there for moms through this beautiful process! let’s hope next week i get to see some babies being born!!👶🏼💕
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1) Do lots of RESEARCH & stay ORGANIZED - Look into the A+/B+ level schools in your area and their acceptance rates. Make an excel with the application requirements & deadline, info sessions/webinars, timelines, GPA, pre-requisites, tuition, waitlist history, start date, duration, degree etc to keep track. Separate schools as private or public.
2) Start SOONER than later - Putting together letters of recommendation, transcripts, personal statements etc all takes a LOT of TIME. It's essential to start months in advance & maintain excel sheets to not miss any due dates.
3) GPA - Yes, your GPA MATTERS. Especially the average of your pre req science courses. Make sure you have A's in most courses so you are setting yourself up for success and your application is competitive. Most schools expect GPA >3.5.
4) HESI or TEAS - Most nursing schools need either of these pre-nursing exams. I got a 91 on my HESI. I used two books to study 1) Admission Assessment Exam Review (4th Ed) and 2) McGraw-Hill Education 3 HESI A2 Practice Tests (2nd Ed). I watched a lot of youtube videos to get key concepts down. I also bought the HESI A2 Pocket Prep & practiced ton of questions & read rationales.
5) Letter of RECOMMENDATIONS - Build strong relationships with your professors (esp. science) so you can request LORs from them when applying. Make an impression so they can strongly vouch for you.
6) Personal STATEMENT - This is your golden ticket to get in. Take your time writing this. Proof read it, get it reviewed by professors or mentors. Make it the best reflection of your experience & character. Share your story. Share WHY nursing & tell them why YOU.
7) Volunteer/CLINICAL Experience - This is so CRUCIAL Nursing schools want to see how you fit in a healthcare setting. Get involved. I did 6 months of volunteering & shadowing in a hospice facility and held medical camps in India.
8) Stay ACTIVE. Get INVOLVED. Take on leadership roles while doing your pre-reqs. Show the selection committee that you are well-rounded & prepared to lead in the community.
I am here to answer any questions you might have. I know you GOT this!! 💕😘
This week has been really tough. I may be exhausted from work, working out, or just good old Mother Nature. Whatever the reason, it’s really knocked the wind out of my sails and all I can do about it is curl up at home and rest it off the best that I can
Not sure how, but I made it to the gym this morning with a promise to move my body. I didn’t need to get my heart rate up to feel a nice burn which is good. Took it easy and it was what I needed
Happy Saturday beautiful friends 💜
Check out that delt though 😏 🔥
Here’s the workout I did:
With a 25 minute running clock..
10 Romanian deadlifts
10 Bulgarian split squats
12 Curtsy lunges (weighted, with a slider)
12 lateral lunges (with slider)
12 calf raises
One leg through then the other on the next round 🍑
. #workout#saturday#exhausted#longweek#workworkwork#overtime#nurselife#gains#booty#legday#slowburn#ineedsleep#cuddlebuddy ? #1stphorm#duespaid#legionofboom#teamCPT
There is always time if you use it wisely.
Time management is key to success.
Instead of saying you dont have time, try and figure out where you waste time. For me I found it useful to listen to my school recordings while I burn off some fat. . . . .
You have two options....𝗤𝘂𝗶𝘁 or 𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐞 👊✨
I’ve always struggled with quitting, especially once I started my fitness journey. If it was too hard then without a doubt I would quit. I would feel sorry for myself and compare myself to other women in their own fitness journeys. I was S T U C K and I was afraid of asking for help. I was afraid of failing again..
One day my daughter asked me, “Mommy why are you so fat?” She then would poke my belly laughing. I mean after all she was 4 right and they speak the truth. So I thought to myself ❓𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒎𝒂𝒅𝒆 𝒎𝒆 𝒅𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔❓
Well first off I was depressed, overweight, and had 🚫 confidence in myself. I didn’t have many friends and worked a crappy job and was tired all the time. I didn’t care what anyone thought about me...at least until that day. I needed to change and I had to for her 👧🏻
My daughter was watching me everyday and I didn’t pay enough attention to notice. She was watching me 👀 cry for hours while I tried on clothes. She was watching me lie in bed while tears rolled down my cheeks trying to sleep away the disappointment. She was watching me eat my feelings and she would sometimes eat with me. I had to put a 🛑 to this. ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨
So one day I decided enough was enough. I was 40lbs overweight and sad. Instead of lying around, eating and crying I wanted to inspire her. I wanted to show her that self care is important and women are strong and powerful. That’s SHE was strong and powerful. •
💥💥💥𝕀 𝕨𝕠𝕜𝕖 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕗**𝕜 𝕦𝕡 💥💥💥
If you’re a mama who struggles with the same thing and needs support. I encourage you to message me. I got you boo 😘 #fitnessjourney#momfitness#ididitforher#sheinspiresme#mommyoftwo#momlife#girlmom#workoutbuddies#imtriedofbeingtired#momnurse#nurselife#nightshifter#wakeup#letsslay#homeworkouts # #homefitness#teambeachbody
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Saturday work selfie! Last day with our travel beauty @ghanaianghoddess, Eugenia. May you brighten up every unit you work in ❤️. We will miss you. Good luck and Godspeed ❤️..
And may you always @wearfigs 😀
Update: still 🥶 in Florida 😮 But that’s ok, spent the morning test knitting for @whiteowlcrochetco as well as doing some selfish knitting just for me!👆🏼The Margaret Toque. How amazing are these closing stitches?!? . .
Things I’m grateful for:
1. New desks
2. Colored pens
3. My planner
4. A boyfriend who spends all night assembling said desk and chair so that when I come home exhausted after a rough week at work, I have something to lift my spirits. 💕
This week really tried me emotionally at work. Nursing is rewarding but it can also be so very stressful, frustrating, and emotionally taxing. And some days you cry the entire drive home.
Despite this, I wouldn’t change what I do for the world. And I’m so thankful for a boyfriend who understands the job and does the little things to lift me up, for coworkers that fully support me, and for a mom that will take tap class with me on that weekend after a rough week and buy mimosas afterwards, on her. 🥂
What are you grateful for?
Your new favourite scrubs are finally here. With ultra comfy, super-flattering pieces, your old scrubs are about to get a demotion. Katelyn is wearing our blue printed Nyla top paired with our Irina pant.💙💙💙
As an ER nurse... nobody calls report as much as we do in one shift. We turn over a large amount of patients in one day and sometimes one nurse could have cared for 20+ patients a day. In the ED our main priority is always ABC’s (Airway, breathing + circulation). So many times you’re prioritizing care to the critical patient that is in respiratory distress rather than the patient that has toe pain. Therefore we’re not able to give each patient the same amount of time. So when calling report you want to have your bases covered. Here’s a few tips to do so:
1. Review the chart thoroughly before you call.
2. Review the patients important labs. We’re there critical labs? Did the patient have a hemoglobin of 5? Did they receive blood?
3. Review the imaging. What imaging was ordered + was anything abnormal?
4. What’s the patients baseline mentation? Are they usually a&ox3 but today a&ox1? Are they delirious, confused?
5. What is the patient being treated for? Why did we give rocephin?
6. Make sure you have an updated set of vitals within the last hour - or whatever your hospital protocol is.
7. A brief medical history. A-fib, DM, HTN, COPD?
While ED report is very different from the usual floor report you do want to make sure you cover the basics. Drop your tips below! ✌🏽💉 #nurselife
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Accurate BP measurement?
Here are 2️⃣ simple things to keep in mind when taking a patient’s BP to ensure accuracy!
Wrap the BP cuff snugly around the upper arm, about 1 inch above the antecubital fossa
Ensure that the reference mark on the BP cuff is pointed to the brachial artery!
🚨RIGHT CUFF SIZE🚨
If the cuff size is TOO B I G = your reading will be inaccurately L O W
If the cuff size is TOO S M A L L = your reading will be inaccurately H I G H
On a serious note...I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the negative side of social media. About how the lack of in person interaction somehow makes me feel like they can be cruel. Whether it is an influencer, a celebrity, or even my own mama. If you have any sort of “following” people become mean! I’m not sure if it is jealousy or a lack of confidence within themselves, but I have seen and read some very hurtful things toward people who have done nothing wrong. In fact these people, like my mom and @paigearminta, are always so positive and loving and spread so much kindness. My goal on here is to be positive and encouraging to not only nursing students, but to anyone and everyone. If you are reading this, please know that you are beautiful and worthy of love regardless of what anyone says about you. .