Helping New (and newer) Nurses
LEARN, CONNECT, and GROW
I help decrease the stress experienced by new nurses in their first years of licensure and set them on a pathway for GROWTH!
Hey There! I'm Scott!
I started PeerCheck360 in early 2021 to bring awareness of the struggles faced by healthcare and first responder professionals across the United States and the globe. Having worked in the healthcare community since 2006 and in public safety as a firefighter/EMT since 2005, I have a unique first-hand perspective around these struggles and understand the need for wellbeing support.
As I began working with nurses across the United States of America, I realized something that I had previously forgot.
Being a new clinician is hard. Like really, really hard.
When I began working as a new nurse, I felt like a fish out of water because school teaches you one thing…how to be a beginner nurse. It doesn’t teach you how to communicate with providers, rock an interview, or how to think critically when managing 4-8 patients.
There is no reason why you must face these situations alone. Through courses, an awesome facebook community, and other methods, I want to show you that it is possible for you to be AN AMAZING NURSE (new or seasoned)!
Let me show you how!
Are you a healthcare employee that is burned out, frustrated, and ready to quit?
You pursued a career with the best intentions...
School gave you a perception of “Wow, this nursing thing is really cool.”
And then you were hit with the realities…
You wanted to make a meaningful difference in the world. You had visions of yourself being awesome. But the realities of your career are much different than you expected.
Between the high-stress environment, the inflexibility of your schedule and the unrealistic demands of healthcare, you feel traumatized and disappointed with the system.
You keep wondering….. can I really keep doing this for another year? How about another 20 years?
I get it!
“Yep, I’ve been there, too.
3 years into my career I cared for a patient that emotionally impacted me in a way that I questioned my entry into this profession. “Amanda” (name changed intentionally) was a 29 year old wife and mother of 2 who was involved in a head-on vehicle collision. She was also 40 weeks pregnant. Unfortunately, after 3.5 hours of intense resuscitative efforts and a c-section in the emergency department our efforts were unsuccessful. Her 30 year old husband and 2 other children received the tragic news that mommy was not coming home ever again.
This case taught me so much about clinical skills, disease processes, and emotional needs following tough events. This hit me hard. I was a new emergency department nurse and had only been in healthcare for 3 years. This event impacted me in a way that I didn’t know was possible.
This event changed my life and set the stage for the support I expected throughout my career.
After approximately a week I was told that “I would just get used to it because it is just part of the job.”
Talk about a rude awakening in my healthcare career. Little did I know that what I experienced after this event was a normal response to an abnormal situation.
Perhaps you haven’t experienced a tragic event such as this, but…
Your story is YOUnique!
I want you to know that you are NOT ALONE.
Would you agree that…
You feel overworked and undervalued by your employer or the healthcare system as a whole.
You are constantly pressured to see a high volume of patients and do it with less and less resources.
You can’t keep up with all the charting.
You feel totally unappreciated. No one recognizes how hard you work. Patient’s never care about what you do.
You are mentally exhausted.
You are never fully present with your family, and don’t have motivation to pursue personal interests outside of work.
You are having difficulty in finding satisfaction in normal and routine skills that you once loved? (Remember when you actually enjoyed patient care?)
You are watching your peers leave to pursue agency work, start side hustles, and more to “avoid burnout”?
You often question if “this” can be prevented? Can this be reversed?
It is 100% possible!
Through a few ways I can help you succeed!
Who do I help?
I work with new and newer nurses who are wanting to enhance their skill knowledge, connect with other new (and seasoned…not salty) nurses, and GROW into excellent clinicians. If that is you, I want to support your GROWTH and help you become that nurse that you wanted to become. It is possible. After all, you passed the hardest test ever (hello NCLEX!) and you will be an excellent clinician. Don’t believe me? Well, I didn’t believe it either when I first started (back in 2008 as an RN) and it is possible!
I also want to help you improve your wellbeing. Work-lifre balance is a misnomer. I like to think about work-life harmony instead and it is possible to have it if you want it. Turnover, secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout are all too familiar terms in healthcare. I want to help you not become part of the “statistic”.
How can I help you?
LEARN (Training) As a new nurse, it can be uncomfortable. We are taught how to be good entry level nurses, but some things are left for you to learn on your own such as how to communicate concerns to a provider, how to interact with disruptive family/patients/peers, how to interpret an EKG, and so much more. I want you to be set up for success! Through courses, videos, the Facebook group, and more, you will learn how to confidently enter the workforce!
CONNECT (A FREE facebook community!) The New Nurses Grow (formerly Break Free From Burnout) Facebook community is dedicated to helping new and newer nurses learn, connect, and grow in their first years after licensure and then those same nurses become mentors to the new nurses entering the group. This type of peer support is stronger and better than anything I could ever develop on my own. Its success is totally the result of an amazing community! Join the New Nurses Grow group here!
GROW I mentioned how being a new nurse is uncomfortable (but it isn’t impossible. Remember that you took one of the hardest (if not the hardest) test of your lifetime.>.the NCLEX. If you are still getting ready to take his exam then you know how uncomfortable it is to study for this beast of an evaluation. If you have already graduated, taken and passed your boards, and are entering the workforce, then you know some of the anxieties that you are experiencing. I want to help you grow through this time. Through courses, the community, videos, and other tools, you will continue to gain confidence (and competence) during this pivotal time in your career. BUT…learning will not stop here. Your growth will continue to happen throughout your career (and past retirement). I want to help support this knowledge and help you become the AMAZING NURSE you wanted to be. It is possible!
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