Game Changing FIGS Scrubs

I have been searching for comfortable and in style scrubs for months. While on Instagram, I stumbled upon a FIGS scrubs. It is made with ANTIMICROBIAL fabric, who knew such a thing existed. Imagine the amount of hospital acquired infections your reducing. That’s a win-win situation. I always bring a change of clothes to work to change into after work so I don’t bring any of the germ, blood, urine and everything else I happened to pick up, home. Since buying my new scrubs, I haven’t been changing out of my work clothes at work. Don’t get me wrong, I still do not go around town with my scrubs on, but I get home a lot faster now.

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FIG scrubs is on the pricier side of health professional apparel, so I invested on a scrub top and bottom. I wore it to work the day after it arrived, and I have fell in love with these scrubs. I will wash them as soon as I get home to wear the next day ( I am sure that doing this will mean these scrubs will get worn out faster). I feel like it;s “international sweatpants day” everyday at work. I have invested in 2 more sets of scrubs and a sweater made by them. This is game-changing, I am not sure If I can get back to wearing plain scrubs again.

Is The Nursing Profession For Me?

Do you have what it takes to be a nurse?    Empathetic, Leader, Advocate…

I have asked my self this question before deciding to attend nursing school, during, and continue to ask my self this question as a nurse. Hate to break it to you but nursing is tough. Your dealing with death, life, doctors, angry patients and family, and a lot of paperwork. You constantly hear about protecting your licence. This is the reality of nursing.  With that being said there are amazing aspects of this career, that keep you going in a career of ups and downs.

A friend of mine who is currently thinking of going back to school due to her feeling duped about the profession. She struggled to find a job upon graduating university. When she did find a job, it was on a unit that she was not interested in at all. She was dealing with trachs, g-tubes, enteral feeding, and a lot of medical treatments she was not comfortable working with due to the lack of training she felt she had received. She has stuck with this job she hates and thinks all nursing jobs are like the one she is in currently.

Nursing has so many specialties, its a career you can find your niche in. Before graduating school there was a book a borrowed from the library with a list of specialties in nursing. Before quitting this rewarding career do some research, you may find a nursing job that pops out to you.

Senior Nurses “Eat Their Young”

It’s a phrase you most likely heard of or experienced. Nurses who consider themselves more experienced treat new nurses with a cold shoulder. They may initiate in bullying of such nurse.

I have seen nurses engaging in this behavior as a nursing student to new graduates and have experienced it myself.  It is hurtful and makes it hard for new nurses to gain confidence. Here are some reasons why I believe senior nurses “eat their young”.

JEALOUSY        

The senior nurse may feel as though the new nurse carries up to date nursing skills.

BURNED OUT

Nursing can be stressful at times. It can take a toll on nurses physically, mentally and emotionally. This can cause nurses to become cold, bitter and apathetic.

RITUAL

The senior nurse may have had experienced the same behaviors when they where a new nurse and feel obligated to continue the harassment and bulling.

Books I am reading this month:

I Wasn’t Strong Like This When I Started Out: True Stories of Becoming a Nurse

Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul

Fit Nurse