Perceptions of Nursing and Midwifery

5 top tips in nursing by Lynsay Ward

5 top tips in nursing...

1. Self care - take time for yourself whether that is a 10 minute break or a two week holiday. Make sure you nourish yourself, especially hydration! And talk to someone if you have a bad day or experience. You can't look after others without first looking after yourself.

2. Never stop learning - There is new cpd and evidence published all the time, make sure you keep up to date and learn new things, it's what makes us a great profession!

3. Always treat other staff as you would want to be treated - HCA's, students and all other staff are amazing, take care of them and they will be your back bone in this work.

4. Never dismiss a patient's worries - they know their own body better than you do, often they can pick up that something is wrong long before it clinically shows.

5. Enjoy nursing - despite all of the negative press, it is a great career and you can change so many lives in your job.

Lynsay x

What inspired you to write this blog?

The Transforming Perceptions of Nursing and Midwifery 30 Day Challenge

 

What is your role?

Community Nurse, Edinburgh Napier & QMU graduate, RCN Lothian NQN branch exec.

 

What are your nursing and/or midwifery qualifications?

Community Nurse, Edinburgh Napier & QMU graduate, RCN Lothian NQN branch exec.

 

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