News Bulletin VO. 25 NO. 5

Ask a Nursing Advisor

There are new colleagues I would like to support, and I don’t have a lot of time or energy. What can I do?

Supporting a new RN colleague can sometimes require simple actions. Sometimes, it's the simple gestures that make a significant impact:

  1. Offer Guidance and Advice: Be approachable and available for your new RN colleague. Offer to answer questions, provide guidance on practice setting protocols or local practices, and share your experiences to help them navigate their new role more smoothly.
  2. Create a Supportive Environment: Foster a welcoming and supportive atmosphere. Encourage open communication, actively listen to their concerns, and validate their experiences. Simple acts of kindness, like inviting them to join lunch or coffee breaks, can make them feel more included and supported.
  3. Share Resources and Insights: Offer resources you've found helpful in your practice. This could include the CRNS Nursing Advisors, CRNS website, study materials, functional websites, or tips for managing workload effectively. Sharing insights and lessons from your experiences can be immensely valuable to someone starting.

These small yet impactful actions can create a supportive foundation for a new RN colleague, helping them feel more confident and empowered in their new role in Saskatchewan.

Nursing Advisors are available and happy to answer your specific questions during regular business hours by emailing practiceadvice@crns.ca or by calling 306.359.4227 and leaving a message. Your call will be returned within one business day.

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