What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
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.
Registered Nurse (RN) in Round Rock:
"Stuck Like Chuck"
Never give up!! Share your knowledge about the daily responsibilities, career paths, responsibilities, stress levels, perks and valuable skills associated with this job!
Registered Nurse (RN) in Chattanooga:
"Don't Have To Worry With Actual Patients."
Work at the hospital on a hard floor starting out then get or the easy stuff after that.
Registered Nurse (RN) in Tupelo:
I advise all nurses to start out in a critical care area for the vast experience you will gain.
Registered Nurse (RN) in Charleston:
"Hospital's Compress Salaries For Nurses."
Don't work in West Virginia. Hospital administrators don't value staff or patients. Hospital Administrator salaries have tripled in 10-years, but nurses will have to work for 50 years to have their salaries double from what it was when they first started in Nursing.