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Nursing First……everything else will follow!

So what does “Nursing First” mean exactly? When a nurse or member of the nursing team is educated, motivated, mentored, and inspired, everything else falls into place. The focus on nursing education should be at the forefront of health care. We must begin to place an emphasis on education of the new nurse beyond traditional schooling. Programs should be offered to prepare the new nurse with the tools to succeed in her first year. “How to Survive Your First Year in Nursing” is a workshop designed for the new nurse and the nursing student. It provides the participant with answers to questions that so often go unanswered. Everything I wish I was taught in nursing school but wasn’t is packed into this 6 hour workshop. So if the question is “how do I survive my first year in nursing?” The answer is simple……education, motivation, inspiration and mentoring from seasoned nurses.


Sylette DeBois, RN

The Image of Nursing

Nursing is “The Most Trusted Profession” according to the Gallup survey of public perceptions for 2011. Yet we continue to have so many negative images in the media that plague our profession. Most trusted profession? Tell us what you really think? Would you trust the “naughty nurse” to start your I.V.? Or would you trust the nurse who commits adultery and steals drugs from patients to give you health and wellness advice? I am sure you would answer no to these questions yet this is the image of nurses in the media today. I am honored that the public has voted our profession as the most trusted. It says to me that what we do every day, one on one, with our patients does not go unnoticed. So, why doesn’t the media portray the same image our patients have of us? What is the solution to the negative Hollywood image that makes us appear as doctor’s pets and doctors as life saving professionals? Truth is, the best doctors could actually be nurses 🙂

Nurses….we need your support! Join our movement to ensure that the “Most Trusted Profession” is respected in the media! Visit and sign up TODAY!

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Nursing First is the official newsletter for SD Nurse Consulting & Associates. Our company is dedicated to the development and education of the healthcare team. Please join us weekly as we post wonderful ideas and resources to help you grow. Visit our website to check out all of our products and services……..