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 while others by me, the passionate yet caring Jannel. Both of us with a combined Fifteen years of nursing experience. Encouraging and empowering the new and student nurse is our passion. It is what we eat, sleep and breathe. Ways to make your day smoother. Ways to help you find that voice hiding within. And if it’s not hiding, then ways to magnify it.
Because with those two new letters behind your name, you have POWER. Power that was not there before and so we are sure you have no idea how to use it. Trust us when we say, no one has a clue what to do with it initially. You rather just stuff it in your bag and hope no one sees it exploding and spilling out.
Let it out! Let it free! Use it to inspire your patients! Use it to advocate for them. Use it to send the residents running back to med school. (we joke we joke) But whatever you do, don’t relinquish it to your fear.
It’s a challenging time post nursing school that we know you are not prepared for. Sure you may know how to calculate some med dosages but not without a calculator or pen and paper with a patient screaming and ripping you apart because they are in pain.
It’s a process my friends. As we always refer to it, a journey. So grab some snacks, get comfortable and embrace your new role as a Novice Nurse.
Your team – Novice is the New Nurse