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7 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Nursing Career

Georgia Price / NursingLink

Have a happy and healthy work life!
When you first become a nurse, it’s easy to believe that you’ll always love your job. But there will come a time where burnout, frustration and boredom take their toll. While you can’t avoid every pitfall all, there are some mistakes that you can veer around.

Make the most of your career as a nurse by avoiding these seven mistakes.

No. 1: Rushing Into Becoming a Nurse >>


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    SarahBella

    almost 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Great Article!

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    Account Removed

    almost 5 years ago

    im nclex passer and a philippine educated nurse. i wanna go to USA ASAP.

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    oldshirt

    almost 5 years ago

    4 comments

    nice article, I'm a new second career RN and I feel the advice here is sound. I would like to add for us new nurses, seek out a trusted mentor and for those experienced nurses nurture your proteges. This, i believe will go a long way in reducing carer mistakes.

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    JimF

    almost 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Great article! Nice to see this advice here so it doesn't have to be learned through the 'school of hard knocks.' It's great to switch things up to experience the range of specialties out there, but sticking with particular specialty to gain experience is valuable too. Don't forget about long-term goals when just trying to get your foot in the door! And definitely give travel nursing a shot. -Jim http://www.advantagenursing.com

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    sueshell

    almost 5 years ago

    2 comments

    great advice, thanks guys, Ill definately pass this on to my friends.

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    EMILYHAJ40

    almost 5 years ago

    2 comments

    good advice, I am an LVN working on my RN , finally taking some time for me. Wow it is hard sometimes, to say hey my family and career goals come first and someone else can do the extra shelf stocking, etc... etc... Lets all remember to care for ourselves today!! (me included)

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    mandersoto

    almost 5 years ago

    6 comments

    I am still trudging through nursing school and love seeing the worthy advice that is given on this site. Thanks for everything.

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    BlackDyamond

    almost 5 years ago

    52 comments

    After being in the nursing field for several years, i can definitely say that all of these seven mistakes are very much true....from burnout to back-bitting. Be the best, do not talk about things that don't relate to nursing, and always check your steps.

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    Bridge_4_the_People

    almost 5 years ago

    44 comments

    I have just taken my NCLEX-PN and anxiously waiting for the result.
    Great Advices!!
    I will make the frame with these golden advices for the rest of my nursing career.
    Thanks to you all for the wisdom of life.

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    TracyC

    almost 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Thank you for sharing those comments for nursing as I plan to start school in spring of 2012.

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    Emmatol

    almost 5 years ago

    186 comments

    I surely will benefit from this and I will spread the message to other nurses.
    Thank you very much, 'Nursinglink crew'

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    md2nurse

    almost 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Great advice! I am a new nurse and wasn't sure how long to stay with one specialty. The article really shed some light.

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    hmcunglesbee

    almost 5 years ago

    2 comments

    I have already made most of these mistakes . I wish someone told me before that they were mistakes.yeah and there should a nine don't let agency and travel nursing dilute your ability to prove the experience you have and stay versatile - experience can outdate like a loaf of bread at the supermarket depending on who's evaluating it .

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    Belabor

    almost 5 years ago

    4 comments

    There should be a #8: NEVER leave your nursing career to care for a loved one. Even if you take a refresher course most job posting state 1 year recent experience or experience within the last 5 years. Doesn't matter what you know, doesn't matter if you've taken a refresher course, doesn't matter if you have a Master's Degree, Management experience...you won't even be asked to interview. I know because I was interviewed and taken on a tour, told a panel interview would be set up...THEN someone noticed I'd been out of nursing longer than 1 year. Even with a letter articulating two clinical procedures discussed at interview, and no question that my management skills were excellent, there was another reason given and the job recended.

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    vivjohn

    almost 5 years ago

    6 comments

    Great article! I could relate to all of it as I have been a RN for 32 years. I could not have suurvived without those tips. I am currently working on my BSN then MSN.
    I will continue to use the tips described in the article. Thanks for the refresher for us, the old nurses and thanks for the "heads up" for the new nurses.

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