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Nursing as a Respected Profession

Nursing is often touted as one of the most trusted professions and it is and that is a great accolade . But are you respected?To become respected in nursing, the training has to become standardized.

There are so many avenues to get into the nursing profession that it takes away from the message that is being shared.

A two-year nurse vs a one-year nurse vs a 4-year nurse are all under the umbrella of nursing, but what about the education and training. How standardized is that?

Not to mention that online vs in-class lectures. Not to say that one is better than the other because after all, people do have different ways of learning but it has to become standardized. Forget country-wide, how about state-wide and make the classes transferable from school to school. 

To become a respected profession, nursing has to show that regardless of what school one chooses to attend, that the curriculum remains the same and the standard of education and learning is the same.

The Nursing profession as a whole, should build esteem for nurses ensuring that the general public know this and understand that nurses are professionals and educated thus way.

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The Nurse “Complainer”

Have you ever worked beside a nurse who complained a lot? This person complains about both things they have control over and those that they do not. There is nothing wrong in venting once in a while but if you are that person who complains all the time. Stop it!

Your co-workers are probably too kind to tell you but your constant complaining makes a long work day even longer. While it is true that there are sometimes reasons to complain,  remember to channel it the right route.

Constant complaining means that you are either so used to it or that you are miserable at that job. And why would anyone want to voluntarily spend a moment longer at a job that makes them miserable?

Here are five signs to watch out for to know if you are a constant complainer

  1. Your co-workers’ expression falls when they realize that they have to work with you on a shift
  2. You lately find yourself talking to an empty room because everyone finds an excuse to leave the room when you start
  3. People no longer join in the discussion with you- they have already heard the talk so many times
  4. People talk about you behind your back
  5. Your co-workers have a nick-name for you, something like Debbie-downer

If you are a constant complainer, find that one person that would listen to you or find another opportunity where you would be more happy. Chances are that by this time, your co-workers are overloaded and no longer want to hear your constant complaints.

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Mentorship

It is often easy to overlook the importance of having a mentor but choosing the right mentor helps you flourish.  if you do it right and are able to select a mentor whose focus is on your growth and development, then you are doing something right. 

The importance of mentorship in Nursing cannot be overstated. While it is great to have a mentor at where you work, remember that it does not always have to be so.

Advantages of having a mentor

  1. You have someone you can trust to ask questions without feeling silly
  2. Your mentor has had the experience and can help guide you towards avoiding certain pitfalls
  3. Your mentor helps bring new opportunities your way
  4. Your mentor is your coach and motivator for those days when you feel discouraged

A mentor can be a great asset to have, so spend time thinking about someone whom you respect and feel would help guide you. It is of no use to have a mentor that is discouraging or that you feel you are a bother to. Find a good mentor.

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Welcome To a My Nurse Consultant

Welcome to My Nurse Consultant

We understand that we cannot be all things to everyone, so we won’t try to be.

  • If you are a nurse and are contemplating being in business yourself, this website is for you
  • If you have a loved one and having questions about their care, this website is for you
  • If you simply want to know more, this website is for you

Join us as we make a difference in the world, one life at a time.

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