1106. A Day in the Life: What's It Really Like to Be a Registered Nurse?
“I think I would recommend that a young person who is interested in nursing today find a nursing mentor who can really help guide them through their decisions. Because nursing is such a wonderful profession and there are so many opportunities, and nursing education has changed dramatically over the years. I think it’s being set up in a way that there’s more support for the students and that the students have the ability to form stronger bonds with their faculty. I would suggest talking to as many nurses as you can, looking at the different areas of nursing based on what your interests are. Today there are so many areas to explore in the profession. I feel like you need a guide and mentor.”
Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN is a Nationally Certified School Nurse (NCSN), currently entering her 20th year as a school nurse in Camden, NJ. She serves on several national boards and is the Legislative Co-Chair for the New Jersey State School Nurses Association (NJSSNA). Robin is the honored recipient of multiple awards for her work in school nursing. She serves as faculty in the School Nurse Certificate Program at Rutgers University-Camden School of Nursing, where she teaches the next generation of school nurses. Robin writes a blog called The Relentless Nurse.
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