Did I also mention I’m a newly graduated nurse (a MALE nurse) who is working my first med surg job? It’s not my ideal position, but to get experience and learn skills, it’s been invaluable so far.
I work nights. My team is very great, everyone is kind to me, but there are times I still feel overwhelmed. I suppose that comes with each new job. Any nurses out there – how did you learn to build confidence? I have found myself stuck, googling diagnoses and diseases and medical terms I either forgot or don’t remember learning about in school. I feel stupid all the time. It’s like an always uphill battle. (What should I call the doctor for? Is this normal for a patient? When do I call a RRT? What does albumin do for the body???)
For the most part, it’s been a good journey so far, but I know I have a lot to learn. What tips and tricks from other broke nurses do you have to become a leader among your team and staff?