Tips for New Graduate Nurses
My tips for new graduate nurses:
Be nice. Courtesy goes a long way.
Think about going back to school. The younger you are with the more education, the better off you’ll be…and the better off your nursing profession will be! The people who are close to retiring can’t be the only ones with PhDs and DNPs. You want to have the longest time to make the greatest impact 🙂
Join a professional organization. Joining a profession organization shows that you’re committed to your profession. It demonstrates your engagement. It also lets you network. The nursing community is a very small world! You never know when you will need to “phone a friend.”
When you’re having a bad day, remember when you were in school and making NO money! Remember to appreciate your position now.
Ask your coworkers if there’s anything you can do for them….even when you don’t feel like doing it.
Work! Nurses love other nurses who aren’t afraid to work.
Be a leader. You don’t have to be in leadership or administration to be a leader. Create, engage, empower, question, and push yourself and others to just be better.
Categories: Professional Development