So many good days have been happening lately. Whether it’s been amazing interactions with some of my patients or even just good shifts that genuinely remind me of why I decided to become a nurse. A few weeks ago, I had a week full of shifts that I’ll be honest, were super tough. So tough that I felt defeated and even stupid. Then I had one shift - just one - that changed EVERYTHING. .
I finally felt like the nurse I had always dreamed of being. I had helped save the life of a patient. It was at that point, I had realized that all of the bad shifts, all of the days I had spent time to cry in the break room because of frustration or sadness, all of the days I never believed in myself; they didn’t matter anymore. I had finally gained that confidence that I was lacking. Six months ago I may have become a registered nurse after passing my state boards, but it wasn’t until that day that I truly felt that I had eaRNed the title of RN. 🧠👩🏽⚕️💜