What are some things I should expect as a registered nurse and a beginner in the medical field?
I am a student at Tulsa job corps. I am studying to become CNA to begin my journey as a registered nurse.
I'm glad you are finding your path. At first, there will be a time that you feel like you are an imposter (imposter syndrome). Make sure to find someone- on your unit, a mentor, a previous instructor- that you can talk to and ask questions. Make sure there is someone on your unit that you can ask questions. Some say that nurses "eat their young" and some do that still at first. It's a good idea to also find a way to unwind or self-care, as mentioned, already. Being humble and mindful.
Congratulations on your journey!
Being a nurse is hard work but I feel the most important thing is to find a place you like to work. This includes finding a unit with people that you like to be around. If you work in a toxic unit then you will not be happy at all. When the nurse is not happy they will give poor a patient experience.