16 hours ago
Totally missed my anniversary by a lot, but let me reflect on what i’ve learned as my first year as an oncology/palliative/medical rn:
•cancer sucks. i’m not even going to lie and say that i’m one of the tough nurses that doesn’t cry. my patients shitty, unfair situations get to me all the time and i go home and i think about them, pray for them, and carry their stories with me every day.
•palliative care is the most rewarding part of the job. i literally never would have guessed in nursing school, but the end of a lifetime can be peaceful, sometimes welcomed, and a better alternative to suffering. i still cry almost every time i see what a family is seeing, and honestly, i probably always will, but palliative care is a necessary specialty in healthcare.
are to die for and my opinion hasn’t changed over the last year 🤷🏻♀️
•your nurse fam has a huge impact on your work life and stress level choose wisely.
•i drink too much fancy coffee
•i eat too many cookies
•when all you want is a one-word answer, you’ll rarely get one.
•work is more rewarding when you do it with a smile on your face—people are more receptive and open to positive attitudes and i will never let my c****y day negatively affect the people i work around/with.
•maybe most importantly: leave work at home. get a thousand hobbies, go to the gym, and do not stress about work while you’re at home.
•thank you for coming to my ted talk i hope you enjoyed this tiny glimpse into my first year of nursing.
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