Top 3 Things I Wish New Home Health Nurses Understood
March 6, 2015
Being new to your career can be tough, and—no matter your field—sometimes asking questions from those with many years’ experience can be intimidating. That’s why we’ve tracked down a 25-year Home Health Care Executive Director for transparent answers to a question many new home health nurses are eager to understand.
The question: What am I expected to know up front? Her answers may surprise you.
1. Remember to breathe.
You’re not expected to know everything. It’s going to take a while for you to understand the many facets of home healthcare. Don’t be too hard on yourself. You will get it and learn to love it.
2. Embrace learning opportunities.
Carry humility and humor about being new. Don’t be afraid to admit you don’t know how to do something and need guidance. The home health educators, supervisors, and directors love to teach those new to home health. Use the Brookdale family as an opportunity to learn from a larger volume of home health professionals.
3. Listen but know your worth.
There’s a reason we were given two ears and one mouth. Listen to other nurses’ experiences, while still trusting that you have something very valuable to offer.
So new home health nurses, remember to breathe, take advantage of learning opportunities, and trust your value.Share this:
Welcome to the New Brookdale Careers Blog!
March 1, 2015
Welcome to our new blog. We’re glad we’ve found each other!
If you’ve landed here, we’re guessing you’re looking for a job and you’re interested in a career in senior living or home health–maybe both.
Brookdale is the world leader in senior living solutions. Taking care of our seniors is our top priority. It shapes everything we do. It defines who we are.
Who we are is you. In fact, Brookdale is made up of over 80,000 associates like you–experienced, passionate individuals who celebrate (and help our seniors celebrate) life every day.
What are you waiting for? Check out our jobs and get started!
P.S. Bookmark our blog and check back often. We’ll be sharing job hunting tips, profiles our recruiters, interviews with industry leaders, and posting more about our culture and the work we do.