What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Registered Nurse (RN) in Denver:
"It's not about the paycheck."
Nursing is not easy.
Not many are qualified to handle the load.
Not many are called to deliver this level of care.
However, It is a most rewarding service oriented profession that requires skill, critical thinking, and incredible compassion.
There is no doubt God called you to this profession.
Allow him to work through you, and your career will be the best thing you'll ever do with your time.
Registered Nurse (RN) in Pittsburgh:
"Do everything you can and explore all your possibilities."
Gain all the knowledge and experience from your job as you can. Then consider moving on to another position so that you will have a wide knowledge and experience base. You will be able to choose any job position you desire and will know which field gives you the most satisfaction.
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.