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Nursing is a career with many opportunities to learn as well as pass knowledge on to others. Throughout your years in nursing you’ve no doubt received countless words of wisdom, but do you remember the best piece of nursing advice you ever received?
My Most Memorial Nursing Words of Wisdom
I remember the two nurses who have been most inspiring to me. They were friends and mentors to me in a time in my career where I needed it most. Those nurses are Michelle and Stacy.
The Wisdom of Michelle
Michelle worked with me on day shift right after I graduated nursing school. She had a dry sense of humor and had a high level of patience for all my questions and new-nurse confusion. She made me laugh and supported me when others were mean to me. She was a friend and mentor to me when I felt alone and outnumbered on the floor. She taught me many technical and time management skills, but more importantly she was kind to me when I needed it the most. The best wisdom I received from her was everyone makes mistakes and it’s more important that we learn from them.
The Compassion of Stacy
Stacy worked with me on night shift. When I was moved to the night shift (through no desire of my own) Stacy threw me a party to let me know how excited she was I was coming to work with her team. She is a patient and compassionate nurse and taught me more about being caring and empathetic than any nurse I’ve ever worked with. It is because of Stacy that I truly understood how to manage pain effectively. The best nursing advice I received from her was prioritize to always make sure that a patient never had to wait for things they needed.
I think of Stacy and Michelle and draw inspiration from them often.
What Was Your Best Nursing Advice?
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