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.