Preceptor promises…
When a family calls multiple times in one hour…
Swear to god, my friend’s exact reaction when I told her she may have been a little too harsh with the intern…
When the family keeps asking to come back to the room when we’re doing a sterile procedure…
When you hear things out of left field from a family…

The Evolution of the New Nurse: Transitioning off orientation and working without a preceptor…

Greeting new nurses like:

Half of my interactions after a successful procedure:

Maternal history:
Alcohol: denies
Smoking: denies
Illegal Drug Use: denies //

Infant History:
Spontaneous vaginal delivery RT abruption
Dysmorphic facial features consistent with FAS
NAS score = 14

Those rare and awesome moments when someone thinks that being a NICU nurse is the best thing ever…