Every day is different, there will be days or times when, no matter what you do or how caring you try to be, you will still have people who are not satisfied with your services. There will always be ungrateful people.
So, what do you do as a nurse when this happen to you?
First, know that it is not personal. Do not think it is because of who you are or how you look, etc. It is important to understand that no one chooses to be sick or be in the hospital or in the healthcare facility where you may be working. Many people who happen to be receiving care may be frustrated for other reasons – not because of the you.
Nursing is a calling, and since you have accepted this calling, you have all that it takes to take great care of every client and every situation you may come across.
- Remain calm. Remember it is not about you. They may be going through pain or anxiety about their health and they may want to discuss their feelings with you. Whatever the case may be, find the good in each day and appreciate it.
- Listen and have a conversation with the client, this may not work the first time you try it. Try again. This is how you demonstrate the patience of being a nurse. I am sure you can do it!
- Greet your patients and introduce yourself with a very big smile. Make it a part of your uniform as a great nurse. You may have received in report that the client is the most difficult on the unit; but your approach with this client will make a big difference. With a big smile and a warm greeting as you introduce yourself, you can successfully gain the trust of the client, and just earn yourself a great shift.
- Do not get in an argument with the client, this will only make the situation worse. Know when to leave for a moment, then try again when they may have calmed down.
Much love to all of you great Nurses out there, you are doing an awesome job!
Happy Nurses’ Week 🙂
With hope and confidence, you can achieve success.
It doesn’t matter how long ago you finished school.
Don’t give up!! #passnclex
Life is full of ups and downs that will test your resilience. But take heart! The lessons you will learn from the ups and downs will only make you stronger. The deepest pains become our greatest strength.
If you win at everything you do in life, you might be happy, but you may not have developed the strength you need to face any struggles that might come your way. The struggles of our daily life make us strong. The hardship, the pain, and the hurt of everyday life, that you go through and still did not give up; these makes you stronger each day. So, when you’re in the middle of a hardship you think you may not get out of, don’t give up, and look for the lesson in each moment. You are building up the strength for the next day!
A state of mental and emotional calmness, with no worries, fears or stress. We can get there and we can maintain this beautiful state of mind. It does not cost anything to be kind to others. It is great to be positive; try as much as possible to be positive even in a difficult situation. An opportunity to help someone is great, do it if you are there; you may be the only one they have to rely on. As a nursing instructor, I always have this talk with students, study not only for the exam, study hard for the day you will be the only one between the patient and death.
Be open as you deal with friends and family, it only helps to create peace of mind that last long. Our body is the only one we have, so it is highly important to care for it. Consider what to eat and drink, good food prevents diseases. Be aware of what your mind is thinking about, let your mind engage in positive thoughts, no matter what; never allow bad thoughts to rule your mind and life. We all have the will power to do this.
Maybe you have some bad experiences in the past, don’t think about them too much. The present moment is more important than the past. We all make mistakes sometimes; learn from the mistakes you have made and don’t repeat them. If you are wrong in your dealings with people, young or old, don’t hesitate to apologize and ask for forgiveness; it’s not for them but it will give you peace of mind. If it is your turn to forgive, do it without grumbling.
We are all beautifully made, be grateful, and appreciate how unique you are. Enjoy your life with the people you love and have Peace of Mind.
Bowed but not Broken!
I remember receiving a phone call from a woman one afternoon. She sounded so disappointed and unhappy because her dearly beloved son had failed his exam. Her son was devastated and was ready to quit. After about half an hour conversation with him, I was able to convince him that he needed to bounce back; that was not what he expected to hear from me.
So many times in life, bad things happen as you are trying to move on to your destiny. Remember, you can be resilient. Tell yourself – Okay, I have to be strong and healthy. Know that you are stronger than you think or believe.
Seasons change and that’s natural. So as you try again, and be strong, you will discover the great plans that God has in store for you.
Rise Up. Try Again. Be Resilient.
Set your eyes on the prize; always remember that nothing comes easy in life. If it were to be easy then everyone will have it and it wouldn’t worth that much.
What is the goal that you want to achieve at this time; stay focused, have the strong will and gently find available resources.
Other things will happen at the same time, life has to go on and these things may appear to stand in your way. Try not to pay too much attention to distractions. Stay focused. A person does not fail until they give up. Never give up!!!
We all have goals of what we want to do or become in life. The interest in what we want to become is highly important. The goal will not achieve itself but the joy that comes into our lives once it is accomplished is usually what keeps us going. The first step is developing the motivation to get there, then do something every day to refresh the motivation; this becomes a habit and it will get you there!
It is a brilliant idea to want to do something or become somebody (become a Nurse). Nurses are heroes, nurses are the best, nurses are awesome; and you want to be the best, you want to be a hero, you want to be a nurse! So don’t wait to accomplish your dreams, you’ve started school, congratulations, but you have to push to graduation!
Here is what’s important; how motivated are you to do this? You are really motivated to join one of the best professions in the world; be motivated to finish. You cannot allow the flame to die too quickly after you’ve started. To become a hero is hard but it’s worth it at the end. You will do a lot of work and a lot of studying. It will be hard but you have to remember what prompted you to start, the goal that you have set will help you to develop the habit that will keep you going.
Don’t give up!
– Rophem 🙂
Congratulations!! You have achieved those things that you really wanted – you’ve finished nursing school, passed the NCLEX and now you probably secured your first job as a nurse or you are waiting to get one. So what’s next, how ready are you for the tasks ahead? There are challenges ahead and most graduates feel overwhelmed and unprepared; as a matter of fact, some new nurses find it hard to keep their first job past their orientation time.
I remember when I finished nursing school, honestly, it was a great achievement to become a nurse but then the reality of this lovely and wonderful profession can be shocking. As a graduate or new nurse, you really do not know everything; yes, you passed every test but you are still learning and now you learn where you work. Note that as a new nurse, you are not expected to have answers to every question. So here are some ideas to help get through your first year as a Nurse.
- Be Patient: Remember you are still learning, you don’t know everything, and there are some questions you may not be to answer right away. Give yourself time to learn and you will surely get there. The same thing applied to the unit you work, it will take some time for you to know all the policies and get used to the unit in general. So do not be harsh on yourself. If there is anything you don’t know, don’t feel bad because it is okay. Be Patient; take one day at a time.
- Don’t be afraid to ask: one of those things that will help you to learn is asking questions. This is a sign that you are ready to learn, and that you do not want to make mistakes. Making assumptions when you don’t know what to do will only lead to mistakes. Remember you are a nurse, and that you are taking care of people – mistakes could be bad, so ask questions. Protect your practice.