Resources >> Browse Articles >> New Nurse

Resources >> Browse Articles >> On the Job


10 Words of Wisdom for New Nurses

Jo, RN | Scrubs Magazine


5. Honesty is the best policy.

If a patient asks you how long you’ve been a nurse, be honest. You’re not fooling anybody. If you don’t know something, say so, then vow to find out the answer. This, too, happens every day.

6. Don’t volunteer information.

I say this not because patients are stupid or mean. I say this because if you give somebody too much information, it can be truly overwhelming. Stick to answering the questions you’re asked, like “How long until I can shampoo?” or “When will my stitches come out?” Don’t go into a dissertation on possible side effects that only occur in 0.1% of the population. This is a lesson I learned the hard, hard way.

7. Fake it.

Act confident and friendly, even if fear makes you want to throw up and pass out. Eventually you will feel confident and friendly. In the meantime, nobody else will have to deal with your vomit or prone body.

Next: Crybaby >>

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    10 months ago

    1880 comments Burberry Outlet Cheap Hollister Clothes Coach Black Friday Coach Black Friday 2013 Coach Cyber Monday Coach Factory Coach Outlet Factory Coach Outlet USA Coach Purses Factory Coach Purses USA Coach Store Outlet Coach Purses On Sale Monster Beats Outlet Louis Vuitton Outlet Louis Vuitton Factory Marc Jacobs On Sale MCM Outlet MCM 店铺 Michael Kors Outlet Michael Kors Factory Michael Kors Outlet Michael Kors Factory Online Coach Factory Outlet North Face Outlet Online Polo Outlet Store Ralph Lauren UK Sac Longchamp Pairs Coach Outlet Online Coach Factory Oultet Ugg Australia Barbour Jackets Outlet Online Canada Goose Outlet Gucci Outlet Online Michael Kors Outlet Moncler Clearance Moncler Jackets Outlet Online North Clearace Outlet Polo Ralph Lauren Outlet Online Woolrich Clearance Michael Kors Factory Outlet Coach Outlet Online USA Coach Factory Outlet Online Black Friday Coach Purses Outlet Online Michael Kors USA Michael Kors Outlet USA Ralph Lauren Polo

  • Me_max50


    almost 2 years ago


    Thank you for this article. I felt like the world's worst nurse two nights ago, and this was exactly what I, as a new nurse, needed to read. So, thank you. Truly. <3

NursingLink School Finder

Save time in your search for a nursing or healthcare degree program. Use NursingLink's School Finder to locate schools online and in your area.

Get Info

* In the event that we cannot find a program from one of our partner schools that matches your specific area of interest, we may show schools with similar or unrelated programs.