Drafting a resignation letter can be very difficult and many times nurses are not sure where to begin. Below is an example of a letter of resignation. As a nurse the goal of a resignation letter is to not burn bridges when you leave, but to create and maintain good will. You always want to be able to come back even if you think you never will.
Leaving your current employer as a nurse can be very difficult. I see many nurses do this the wrong way. The ideal goal is to leave in a manner where you will always be welcomed back. For some reading this you might say I've left many employers that I knew I would never return to. The problem with that is that you never really know if you will return.
If you have been a nurse for a while now then you know that your career can feel stale at times. For some the stress of working can become very great and for others just the simple act of going to work every week can become monotonous. Don’t fret! I’m here to tell you that there is hope to get through those feelings and jumpstart your nursing career!!
Those first few years as a new nurse can be very difficult. We focus a lot on nurse leadership but it's important to not forget that leadership, like everything else has a starting point. Those first few years as a new nurse can be very difficult and challenging to navigate. We have created a list of do's and don'ts that all new nurses must know.
Do you remember having to plan and prioritize while going through nursing school and even studying for the NCLEX? Nurses learn to prioritize and plan because they are limited on what they can do. We have to budget our time because let’s face it, we don’t have the luxury of accomplishing everything we want to most days. In that same sense we need to apply the mindset of planning and prioritization to money because it is a finite resource. Some people might have more of it than others but at the end of the day there is a limited amount...Check out our steps to learn how to budget your personal finance like a nurse.
Oh the great med/surg debate! Do I have to work med/surg as a new nurse?...If a student doesn’t know where he/she would like to start their career, med/surg can definitely be a good starting point. But if you already know what you want, why delay it!
We would like to believe that people will form conclusions about who we are based on several interactions with us. Unfortunately (for most of us) that is not the case and first impressions can hold a lot more weight than we might actually think.