What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Director, Nursing in Lubbock:
"DEA regs, the lack of PRN nurses available."
Learn the special skills of each of your nurses and utilize those skills to carve out a beautiful flow in your facility. Always, always, always identify their strengths and voice your appreciation and recognitions to them.
Director, Nursing in Santa Fe:
"If I Had To Do It Over Again."
If I had it to do over again I would have chosen another field such as Occupational Therapy.
Director, Nursing in Salina:
"The Staff Are More Challenging Than The Patients."
Learn the personalities of the staff you are supervising, this is more of a challenge then treating the patients and their conditions.