Kronos Nurses “Letters to Self” – Clint Hurt RN
Clint Hurt RN is currently a Solution Consultant at Kronos
You made it. You are a nurse. You have a BSN. You have a career that can take you anywhere you want to go. With this career choice you have made, comes responsibilities that you will not know what to do until that time comes. What they didn’t teach you in nursing is real life experience. How will you react to a code, someone choking, or bleeding? Also, how will you react to your first death? Will you know how to comfort the family members of the deceased? Will you know how to console yourself? These are essentials that you will need to figure out on your own during your career as a nurse.
Nursing is a career that can take you many places. Are you ready for the journey? In Nursing, you can be a Staff Nurse, Charge Nurse, Assistive Manager, Manager, Director and so forth up the chain to CNO. Are you ready for the long hours and missing events of your life and family? Nursing is a choice that you accepted. You can now choose what position you will take along the way. You will even get offers outside of the Hospital setting. Are you prepared to handle all things that come with nursing? With each event that you are involved in will get you trained for the next level. Keep expanding your knowledge and role in Nursing. The know you more the better you will become as a nurse and as a person. Don’t just settle for the first opportunity that comes along. Research it and make an educated answer like what they taught you in the school of Nursing and you nursing job. Ask questions, listen, and watch what others are doing in each situation. That will be a good way to learn. I know you are going to make it. Remember, this is a journey. You will get out of it what you put into it.