Nursing

Sharpen your organizational skills

Nurse Leader Insider, December 4, 2019

Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to Nurse Leader Insider!

Nurses who have good organizational skills can manage even the worst of days. They always look like they are in control and are never at a loss locating what they need. How do they do it?

  • Some use a clipboard with a built-in calculator. On this clipboard is also their patient assignment, as well as quick references or "cheat sheets," which are laminated and attached to the back of the board.
  • Others develop a paper worksheet that keeps them on time and organized throughout the shift.
  • Others use colored markers to organize and prioritize their shifts.

Talk to your fellow nurses and ask how they organize their workloads. They may have some unique and innovative tips for you to adopt.

Editor's note: This is an excerpt from Stressed Out About Your First Year of Nursing. Check out our latest nursing resources here.



Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to Nurse Leader Insider!

Comments

0 comments on “Sharpen your organizational skills

 

Most Popular