Crying in the elevator. The practice of resilience in nursing

The staff elevator door closed and the flood gates opened.  Tears openly flowed for my patient and his family. Tears flowed for my work family and all who had learned to love him and his family during their many hospitalizations.  Tears flowed for the jokes we all laughed at as he walked the halls pushing […]

Why I said “No” to overtime my first year at the hospital

If you are looking for permission to say ‘No’ and NOT feel guilty when asked to work overtime shifts, here it is. You have my permission to say “No” to working extra as a nurse. Especially in your first year. And if anyone asks you where you got the idea, just tell them you read […]