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If Your Hospital was Divergent

“We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.”
― Veronica Roth, Divergent

If nurses are anything, they are Dauntless.  What if your hospital was Divergent?

 

 

This is your first day off orientation.
This is your first day off orientation.

 

bun
This is how you fixed your hair in nursing school.

 

abdnegation
Abnegation is the type of nurse you want to be when you start nursing.

 

Dauntless
Dauntless is the type of nurse you become after a few years.

 

Scoring the best assignment is like winning capture the flag.
Scoring the best assignment is like winning capture the flag.

 

This is how you feel when you realize your great assignment is not as great as you thought.

 

This is the point you decide to call the charge nurse for help.
This is the point you decide to call the charge nurse for help.

 

There is always at least one RN buddy that you can depend on when it counts.
There is always at least one RN buddy that you can depend on when it counts.

 

Charting gets a lot harder after 3 A.M.
Charting gets a lot harder after 3 A.M.

 

This is how you decide who gets the last kolache in the break room.
This is how you decide who gets the last kolache in the break room.

 

Sometimes patients just need a hand to hold.
Sometimes patients just need a hand to hold.

 

When your manager comes in early to talk with you.
When your manager comes in early to talk with you.

 

Thank goodness for nursing mentors.
Thank goodness for nursing mentors.

 

Don't worry.  We will go get  a drink after the staff meeting.
Don’t worry. We will go get a drink after the staff meeting.

 

Oh Crap!  This means paper work.
Oh Crap! This means paper work.

 

Overtime?  Yes, of course I will stay, if you are Four.
Overtime? Yes, of course I will stay, if you are Four.

 

This is you trying to beat the lunch crowd.
This is you trying to beat the lunch crowd.

 

Joint Commission is here.  Act right people.
Joint Commission is here. Act right people.

 

This is how you feel when you lose a patient.
This is how you feel when you lose a patient.

 

 

This is how you feel when you save a patient.
This is how you feel when you save a patient.

 

This is how you feel to go home!
This is how you feel when you get to go home!

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