I just got off the phone with my latest orientee who finished her first solo shift today.

Her first words were “I hate you!”, followed by a laugh.  “Why weren’t you with me today?”

I listened as she described her worst day ever filled with several  sick, sick patients.  It sounded like a truly grueling shift even for an experienced nurse.

I was so proud as she explained the problems she faced and how she responded.

I know I can’t take all the credit, but it’s a great feeling to play a role in someone’s success.