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The Nurse Dream Team (creating the perfect nursing unit)

One of the funnest things about this blog and podcast is that I get to connect with some of the coolest nurses and nursing students on the planet.

I am continually motivated by the stories that I hear from our audience and the other nurses that I connect with.  That drives me to continue my journey to improve nursing education and create a community of nurses and nursing students focused on that mission.

Recently I was thinking . . . “Who are some of the nurses I have met that would make an amazing unit?” . . . “What roles would those nurses have on the unit?”

Here is a partial list of some of the nurses I would LOVE to work with and the positions I think they could have on my “Dream Unit”

nursing unit dream team

Manager: NurseNacole

NurseNacole is a bad ass . . . (excuse the language but there is no other way to put it).  I think she would make the most incredible manager because has more GENUINE passion for nursing than anyone I have met. . . and she won’t take crap from anyone.

I felt like I had found my long lost nursing sister during my conversation with Nacole on the podcast.

Working on a unit run by Nacole would be fun . . . but at the end of the day there is no doubt that things would be taken care of, nurses would feel appreciated, and patients would heal.

Follow Nacole on Social Media:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nursenacole/

Nurse Educator: Kati Kleber (NurseEyeRoll)

Kati Kleber with NurseEyeRoll.com has a way of making new nurses feel like they can accomplish anything.  On her blog and social media accounts she provide encouragement and guidance to both new and experience nurses.

We are blood brother (siblings) because we both love the Neuro ICU.  Kati is inspiring and motivating and will help you feel like you are part of something bigger by being a nurse.

Follow Kati on Social Media:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nurseeyeroll/

New Nurse Preceptor: NurseMendoza

If you don’t know NurseMendoza . . . are you living under a rock!

I would make NurseMendoza a preceptor for new nurses because he is one thing . . . fired up about nursing.  New nurses need someone with fire and passion to help them transition into nursing and NurseMendoza can make anyone feel fired up and like they can accomplish anything.

Follow NurseMendoza on Social Media:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nursemendoza/

Nursing Student Preceptor: Jon Haws NRSNG.com

My role on the unit would be working with nursing students.  I LOVE working with nursing students and watching the light “go off” when they finally understand that concept they have been struggling with in class.

Precepting students is my passion.  I love teaching and sharing everything I am learning.

Follow Me on Social Media: 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nrsng/

New Grad Nurse: Ashley Adkins

Every unit needs that fresh, excited, and FIRED UP new grad . . . Ashley Adkins RN BSN is the perfect pick.

I enjoyed talking with Ashley right before she started her first job as we discussed life after nursing school.  Ashley chronicles her journey navigating her first nursing job on YouTube and brings a smile and light to nursing in each video.

Follow Ashley on Social Media:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashleylorenaadkins/

Nursing Student: NurseBass

NurseBass is my boy!  He is taking nursing school by the horns and kicking its ass . . .

Every unit needs students.  Nurse Bass would be our resident student on our dream unit for a couple reasons . . . the “perfect” nursing student is going to dive in, they are going to ask questions, and they are going to have a deep passion for nursing . . . Nurse Bass has all of those things and more which he shared with me in our podcast and which he shares on his YouTube channel.

Follow NurseBass on Social Media:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nurse_bass/

Your Thoughts . . . 

Who would you want to work with on your dream nursing unit?  Who else would you add to the list?  Share your thought below in the comments.

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Date Published - Jan 20, 2016
Date Modified - Jun 25, 2018

Jon Haws RN

Written by Jon Haws RN

Jon Haws RN began his nursing career at a Level I Trauma ICU in DFW working as a code team nurse, charge nurse, and preceptor. Frustrated with the nursing education process, Jon started NRSNG in 2014 with a desire to provide tools and confidence to nursing students around the globe. When he's not busting out content for NRSNG, Jon enjoys spending time with his two kids and wife.