Staying Organized as a Registered Nurse 

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Staying organized as a registered nurse doesn’t have to be hard.

In today’s fast-paced world, everyone needs a bit of help to stay organized, but for registered nurses, it’s even more essential. They juggle numerous responsibilities, from the facility to patients and daily duties. We’re here to support nurses in staying organized, reducing stress, and increasing happiness.  

Get there Early 

Have you ever heard that if you’re on time you’re late and if you’re early you’re on time? Well, that is the code to live by when it comes to being a nurse, but even more so. On my first shift as a new nurse, I arrived at 5:50 when my shift started at 6:00 thinking that would be plenty. Boy was I wrong! Now, I usually arrive 30 minutes before the start of my shift. You never know what kind of craziness is going to be happening when you arrive at your facility, and it is good to get a good sense of what all your patients will be needing from you that day as well.  

Learn Prioritization 

It’s crucial for improving your organization skills as a nurse. With a multitude of daily tasks, the order you tackle them matters. Start by listing your objectives and tasks in order of urgency. Stay flexible in your prioritization, as nursing can get chaotic, and unexpected things may come up.

Stock Up 

You should always be prepared for anything as a nurse. For this, you will need to be sure you have the right equipment ready to go. A few important things you can stash in your pockets could be saline flushes, medical tape, gauze, alcohol wipes, and anything else that might come up during your shift. Just be sure whatever your role is acquiring, you are prepared and ready for anything if something was to come up. 

Know your Schedule 

It’s simple but crucial: knowing your work schedule keeps you organized as a nurse. Imagine thinking you had a day off, only to get a last-minute call from your manager, telling you to be there ASAP. Rushing, canceling plans, and starting your shift flustered isn’t the way to stay organized. It leads to stress and feeling unprepared. To avoid this, always be aware of your shifts.

Work with a Staffing Agency 

If you work with a staffing agency, you will have a team of people to help you with things like your schedule, your timing, and staying up to date on all your licenses or certificate. MSG Staffing can be a great resource for you when working on becoming more organized as a nurse. All you need to do is call us to get started. Come and get organized as a registered nurse with us.  


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