Welcome to Novice is the New Nurse!

Our Mission

With a consistent and growing audience of new and aspiring nurses weekly, Novice is the New Nurse mentors and empowers new nurses nationwide. As two Pediatric Critical Care Traveling Nurses we use our experience and our stories to help new nurses navigate through this complex and intimidating transition as a New Graduate Nurse.

Did you know that almost one in five (17.5%) new graduate nurses leave their first nursing position within the first year, and one in three (33.5%) leave within the first two years.

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Consulting

Equipping multi-faceted healthcare teams with the tools to effectively work with the delicate and impressionable nature of the novice nurse.

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Mentorship

Teaching new and future nurses how to care for patients and advocate for themselves free of self- doubt. Skill and competency development.

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Coaching

Nurturing and empowering the next generation of new nurse graduates and students through confidence coaching and content curation.

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Meet the Team

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Jannel Gooden, BSN, RN
Pediatric Critical Care RN
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Ashley Kennedy, MSN, RN
Pediatric Critical Care RN

Latest blogs

Welcome to the Blog Space for Novice is the New Nurse!

Welcome to the Blog Space for Novice is the New Nurse!

This will be your safe haven, a reprieve from the everyday realities of nursing. A couple doses of encouragement and some hint of laughter. Our experiences. Our advice. Neatly placed here for you. Think of this as an extension of every caption we ever wrote. Some posts will be authored by the gentle natured Ashley

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The “C” Word

The “C” Word

I am usually always perceived as this one in the room. Even when I don’t exactly feel it. I suppose it’s the New York in me! That “Concrete Jungle” taught me a lot about my game face! I have learned through the years how important that perception of me is. It allows my patients to

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