One thing that we are often asked here at Three Q is how to advance your career as a staff nurse. This month we are celebrating Three Q’s 19th birthday, so you know that we have years of experience in helping Staff Nurses to advance their careers. You may love your job as a staff nurse, but sometimes you may feel like you have more potential than your current position.So without any further ado, here are our top tips on how to advance your career as a staff nurse.
Do you want to help Three Q to celebrate nurses across Ireland? Here at Three Q we have CSR Policy that is really important to us. In line with this policy, we dedicate ourselves to help improve the professional lives of others. This includes some free initiatives which help people to improve their professional opportunities. We are passionate about people and believe that giving back to our local community is important.
As part of our CSR Policy, our sister company www.nursejobsireland.com features a charity every month on their website as part of our CSR policy which our staff has input in. We strive to create a company culture that strives to give to others, and isn’t just focused on personal gain.
Another of Nurse Job Ireland’s campaigns that we are proud to be part of is the #CelebrateNurses Campaign.The #CelebrateNurses began its life as an internal CSR project of Nurse Jobs Ireland in 2012 – since that time it has expanded to become a nationwide project which we at Three Q hope to try help spread internationally.
#CelebrateNurses provides a space is for the public to leave thanks for nurses who have touched their lives. Nurses are then able to read and feel appreciated for the amazing work that they do. Three Q has years of experience in recruiting nurses. We know just how amazing nurses are,and how much they give to the community around them. With over 19 years of experience in working with nurses, we have met the most giving individuals who work long hours, and whose care is taken for granted. #CelebrateNurses is a campaign close our hearts here at Three Q. With the main aim of giving back to nurses, and thanking them for their work, we also strive to promote nursing as a career choice and for safeguarding the future of the nursing profession.
We’ve been collecting all of the kind comments that patients have left for their nurses, and we’ve created an ebook containing the comments for nurses to read. As well as this, during International Nurses Week May 6th to 12th annually we collaborate, facilitate and partner with our companies, community groups and employers to #CelebrateNurses and to create greater awareness of this global celebration of Nurses.
May is a long time away, however the platform is accessible 24/7, and we are currently collecting comments for our 2018 #CelebrateNurses week. If you want to leave thanks to a nurse that has helped you or a loved one, you can click here to get invloved, or tweet us using the hashtag #CelebrateNurses with your comments and suggestions.
Preparing for your first job as a nurse can be daunting . Here at Three Q, we’ve been helping newly qualified nurses to get their first job for years, so we know just how nervous of a time it can be. Although it may seem scary, with team Three Q, you’re in safe hands, and you’re sure to get off to a great start. If you’ve just graduated from your nursing course and are about to start your first shift as a nurse, you should be feeling equal parts excitement and nervousness. The best way to combat your anxiety while your waiting to begin your first job is to prepare for success. Here at Three Q, we’ve put together our list of the most important things to remember as you begin your new job as a nurse in Dublin.
Communication Skills are Essential for Psychiatric Nursing – 3 Reasons
When you think of Psychiatric Nursing, communication skills may not come to mind. But communication is an essential part of the job. Psychiatric Nurses must speak effectively to patients on a range of matters who all require tailored communication styles. Psychiatric Nurses must be able to tell that their guidance has resonated with their patients. Furthermore, they require excellent communication skills not just for their patients, but also for their family members. One of the roles of the psychiatric nurse is to impart instructions to the patient’s family. Here is a list on some of the key roles communication plays in a psychiatric nurse’s daily job:
Dealing with Patients in Distress
Of course, dealing with patients in the psychiatric ward will pose some difficulties. Some patients can become distressed, threatening and aggressive. Psychiatric nurses deal with tough situations by staying calm themselves. Psychiatric nurses have a consistent ability to treat patients that convey a variety of emotions. This ability is an indication of their level of compassion and empathy they have for their patients. Psychiatric nurses will continue to communicate calmly and effectively to put their patients at ease and guide them towards returning to a more stable state.
Communication is a two-way street. Both nurse and patient listen and respond to each other. People in psychiatric nursing do just as much listening as instructing. A psychiatric nurse must diagnose mental disorders in their patients. This involves taking in information from their patients. Nurses provide a comprehensive mental health service ranging from supportive counselling to delivering medication and in each of these responsibilities they must engage in effective communication with their patient – be it by understanding their mental distress or providing supportive guidance and remedies. Another element to this area is knowing that they understand the message being sent. Psychiatric nurses will ensure their patients are taking in their medical support.
Instructions for Family Members
Family members often visit their loved ones in psychiatric units and when they do, psychiatric nurses are great at informing them on their patient’s progress. The nurse will share information on the disorder, the patient’s recent behaviour and information on the medication they’ve been taking. When a patient is ready to return home, the psychiatric nurse will provide instructions to the family regarding medication schedule and other advice on how to manage the situation.
Clearly, a lot of the work that psychiatric nurses do relies on and trains communication skills. They become skilled at dealing with a wide range of situations with different parties. Treating their patients, dealing with patients in distress and talking to their family members means they will speak and listen in a variety of ways throughout a single day. Many positions that are more associated with excellent communication skills wouldn’t have this versatility that psychiatric nurses have. I hope I’ve communicated my appreciation for nurses effectively.
If you want to communicate your appreciation for nurses or see what others have said, you can go to: https://celebratenurses.ie/
We can all agree that nurses work hard enough as it is! So why do some nurses take on extra work to make the shift towards becoming a theatre nurse? I’m going to list three reasons why nurses in different fields take on extra training and education to get into working in surgery as a theatre nurse. Although the salary isn’t to be ignored, these are some of the most appealing non financial reasons why different types of nurses take steps towards becoming a theatre nurse:
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