Why did I go into Nursing?


There are nurses who have some amazing, incredible, inspiring stories of why they decided to become a nurse. I am blessed in the sense that I have not had a life changing event that dealt with my health or someone near to me that introduced me to nursing. There was never a turning point or difficult time that lead me to my current position, but it was just a burning desire to care for others that’s always been in the back of my mind.

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The Night Shift.


Ever since I’ve started this new life as a new grad nurse, my schedule has been completely messed up. I’d have no idea what day it was if it wasn’t for having to ask my patients every day at work. On orientation, they try to give you the most experience on all shifts as possible, and so I could be working straight days one week, nights over the weekend and sometimes evening shifts throughout.

This week, I worked an eight-hour day and am now switching to 12-hour nights tonight and Thursday. Staying up last night didn’t go so well… I have been having random migraines weekly and it left me exhausted. I woke up around 2am sitting up and the lights still on. Tonight will be interesting to say the least.

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