Days Off

Since I've been a nurse, I've learned there are a different types of days off. I've also learned that each type is necessary and completely validated. Type 1: The Recovery After working my weekend (or any three 12s in a row, for that matter) I typically have this day first. I don't set an alarm. … Continue reading Days Off

Thick Skin, Strong Heart

A nurse's schedule is deceiving. Only working three days a week. Granted, they are three 12-hour shifts, but still. Only three days. A lot happens in those three days. Heck, a lot happens in twelve hours. My last shift was emotionally draining. I experienced polar opposite patient encounters depending on which room I walked into. … Continue reading Thick Skin, Strong Heart