We all belong to tribes.
Our race. Our sex. Our marital status. Our religious and political affiliation.
And I'm guessing most of you reading this belong to the tribe of nurses and nursing students.
Some of those students got kicked out of the tribe recently when their school closed down, and they were left with nothing.
This loss of tribe identity can be bewildering and frightening and painful.
But you are not alone.
YOUR CHALLENGE, SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT
Nurses utilize their resources. If you are in pain, find someone to help. Find someone to listen. We are all around you. Friends, family, Facebook groups, coaches, therapists, doctors. If you are angry and need to vent, there is someone to help you. If you are confused about what to do next, there is someone to help you. If you are struggling to function, there is someone to help you.
Do not be a martyr. Get the help you need, because that is what nurses do.
Do not make permanent decisions based on temporary feelings.
You are not alone. You never were.