What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Registered Nurse (RN) in Pendleton:
"New policies and lack of policies."
Concentrate on own work. Teamwork. Anticipate the needs of your provider and patient.
Registered Nurse (RN) in Pikeville:
Make sure you have at least 5 years of nursing experience prior to seeking a job in corrections. The inmates are very good at faking symptoms and they will know their rights better than you ever will. Many administrations in prisons are still on the "good old boy" system and the job politics can be brutal. Many prisons do not have adequate staffing of Officers or Nurses. Prisoners are getting more and more violent. I plan to get out of Correctional nursing.
Registered Nurse (RN) in Seattle:
"Getting Experience And Getting Hired."
Hospital nursing is a good way to further your education as a nurse. You can branch out from there. If you know you want to be in a certain area of nursing where it is hard to get hired, try to gain something on it for your resume, while still in school.
Registered Nurse (RN) in Norton:
You not only deal with the patient's, but the Dr's., family members, co-workers. Everyone has different goals/attitudes. You have to be dedicated to your job. Leadership starts at the top. Be positive.
Registered Nurse (RN) in Tacoma:
School does not really prepare you for actual nursing. You'll be tested until you prove yourself. Stay strong! It's not you. It's your initiation into the workplace. Learn, ask, help, read and seek knowledge continuously! Find your niche and work towards learning everything you can about that specialty. Whether it be med/surg, telemetry, ER, ICU, pediatrics, etc., specialty nurses are what employees are looking for.