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10 Things You Should Stop Complaining About in Nursing

Adam Starr | NursingLink

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So you’re super busy managing too many patient cases, totally tired after a 12-hour shift, and ready to freak out. Too bad, so is everyone else. You are not a delicate snowflake. You are not a precious miracle. You are a paid nurse and but one member of a busy team. Complaining about having too much work, while cathartic, is not going to inspire confidence in your colleagues.

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Instead of letting that pile of work overwhelm you, make lists of attainable goals and stick to your deadlines. Eliminate distractions and plow through your to-do list. Save all that energy you spent complaining and focus it on getting things done. You’ll avoid burnout and be a more productive team member if you do — we promise.


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