There is a wide variety of “typical” days. I am a radiologist. The nurses that work in my department spend their day with patients getting diagnostic procedures. They receive the patient from either the day surgery unit or inpatient nursing unit, evaluate the patient and prepare the patient for the procedure. They administer sedation medications and monitor the patient for complications during the procedure. Finally they monitor the patient during the immediate recovery period and prepare the patient for the return to the day surgery unit or inpatient nursing unit.
I wake up early, and make sure I participate in some sort of self-care activity so I feel ready for the day.
When I go to work I recieve report, and make sure to look up and validate orders and patient information.
I assess and chart a lot.
I do discharges and admissions.
I eat lunch.
Then I give report on night shift and say good bye to my patients.
Shower, go to sleep, then wake up and REPEAT!