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My turn to be interviewed!

Online Nursing Degrees is doing a series of interviews on nurse bloggers.

To learn more about how nursing students mature into seasoned healthcare providers, we studied popular nursing bloggers to see what they had to say on the subject.

We found the voices of dedicated professionals with intelligent conversations and compassionate stories illustrating what is happening: in hospitals, classrooms, organizations, public health, state-run or federally sponsored institutions, private hospice care, and more. These are nurses (some currently students themselves) who intimately understand the questions, concerns and the feelings shared by many nursing students: they embody the statement, “Been there, done that.”

You can see the whole series here (we are at the midpoint now, each day another link will go live).  My interview was posted today.  Enjoy!

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Wonderful interview. Congrats and thanks for sharing such great advice for Nursing Students.

From your interview.

“I don’t know why this is, but when I was training, I felt as though I was supposed to already know everything. That’s very counter-intuitive, but I felt that if I didn’t have the right answer all the time I was going to look stupid…When you’re new, that’s the absolute perfect time to ask stupid questions.”

I remember feeling this way and still do at times. Only after a few years on the floor are these feelings becoming obsolete. This is a great reminder for the rookies that its ok to not know everything, or much for that matter.

Great interview. Thanks for posting it for others.

I found your blog! I love it!!
I’m a spanish nurse. I work in a surgery room.
In my spare time I sew sugery caps.
I will follow you

i am a nursing student right now and i am really inspired with your interview. wonderful interview.

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  • profileI am Gina. I have been a nurse for 15 years, first in med/surg, then CVICU, inpatient dialysis, CCU and now hospice. This blog is about my experiences as a nurse, and the experiences of others in the healthcare system - patients, nurses, doctors, paramedics. We all have stories!

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