It’s been a while since I wrote anything, and to be honest, I’m kind of in shock that we are nearly half way through May. This year seems to be nearly over before it’s begun, I’ve been so busy.
Today, as I write, it’s International Nurses Day, and I just wanted to take a moment to say, how awesome are nurses? I mean, if you’re reading this you probably already had an inkling, but seriously, take a few seconds to really think about it. All we do, how as a career our role has changed and developed, the fact we’ve just owned a global pandemic. I mean, I’m exhausted, but wow, I’m also in awe, we’re incredible!
Speaking of developing roles, my role has changed a little recently to. My whole career I wanted to be an ED Sister, and just over a year after getting my dream job, I’ve already moved on. In that respect, I’m a little sad about my new job, but in another I’m really excited.
I’ve always been the type of person that says yes to opportunities when it comes to nursing, that stems from my wonderful friend and colleague Laura, who told me she always says yes to any training that gets offered, as you never know if you’ll enjoy it or where it may lead. (On that advice we both signed up to do the Ebola training!). It’s for that reason however, that when this job was advertised, I couldn’t say no, even though I was leaving behind a job I loved. Anyway, I’ve moved to the Clinical Education team of the ED I work in, to be mainly responsible for the Newly Qualified Nurses that we employ in the department.
As I said I’m excited, as a Sister I had kind of taken this role on over the past year anyway, so it’s nice to be doing it full time. I’ve been doing the job a week so far and everyday something happens and the role changes, but I went into the job with an open mind and so far I’m loving the variety, although it’s definitely going to take a while to get used to.
I’m going to try and diarise the role a little as I go because as far as I know there is no job like it out there in any emergency department at the mo and I believe if it works it could be a game changer for recruitment and retention. Maybe. Hopefully!
Wish me luck, and happy nurses day!!