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Remember the time you were admitted in a hospital? Who was the first person to attend to you? The person who waited with you till the doctor came? It’s the same person who was there to hold your hands, when you got injection in middle of the night. Yes, it was a nurse who took care you. Do you see yourself as doing something to similar nature in the future? If the answer is yes, know that irrespective of what salaries and perks you will get, nursing is not an easy task. If you too are one of those who have heard glorious things about the work, but are still unsure if that is you, this article might help in deciding. Here are a few things that nurses do every day, let’s see if you can do them too.
Nursing is a profession that can be both rewarding and challenging at the same time. Since nurses represent the majority of the workforce, they are often targeted by hospitals as a way to cut down their healthcare costs. Nurses play a very important role in the medical industry. Known for their most caring traits, nurses have now developed their own reputation and identity in the health care area.
But despite being recognized and valued, nurses still have to face several difficulties and challenges in their profession. Some of these challenges are easy to overcome but others are quite complicated for the nurses to handle. Given below are some of the major challenges that nurses are facing today:
In an article on the issue of nursing students being treated harshly in the clinical setting, one of the problems that the authors discuss is the fact that undue stress is being placed on the students. This has the effect of thwarting their learning experience by putting a strain on student-staff relationships which are an integral part of a student’s clinical experience (Levett-Jones 2009). read more …
It’s a catch 22. As new nursing grads we are try to get jobs but are being told that we need experience. But to get experience we need jobs. The issue is how to create a portfolio which will show that you are not still wet behind the ears.
One practical tip is to volunteer in the emergency medical field. Volunteering at the local ambulance station can provide much of the same critical care experience that one would find in an emergency room. In addition to becoming comfortable with diagnosing and first aid, the emergency medical field is an experience which exposes you to higher stress than you’d find in the controlled environment of a hospital. I can tell you from firsthand experience that there is a noticeable difference between the new grads just starting on the floor and the nurses who’ve been in the field.
The second major advantage is read more …
I sat down with Judy Cohen who is a school nurse at the Kiryas Joel Public school in Monroe NY. She has also been a school nurse in a private school. Altogether, she has around 16 years of school nursing experience.
1. So how did you get into school nursing?
I applied in the local newspaper for a part time school nursing position which turned into a full-time position shortly afterwards. After a number of years working at one school, read more …