Clinician Meet, Career Advice For Nurses With Vixony Vixamar
We are pleased to feature Vixony Vixamar, working with DirectShifts as a registered nurse with 10 years of experience in healthcare industry under his belt. We asked him to share some of his achievements, experiences, and challenges faced as a nurse with our readers. This will be a source of learning and great career advice for all the new and aspiring nurses and healthcare professionals in 2022.
What do you love about working as a registered nurse?
I enjoy working in healthcare. It gives you a great opportunity in others' lives because you will be able to make a difference in their lives. It is not just a career it's a calling. Those who work in healthcare often feel called to help others in need. That is the basis of my nursing career.
What advice do you have for new and aspiring nurses in your field?
Tips for a successful nursing career by Vixony:
- The first step is to enjoy what you're doing because this journey will be unlike any other you've taken.
- No one walks it alone. Always prioritise teamwork and consider the people around you as a support system.
- There will be great successes and significant challenges and struggles along the way. But remain open and care for those around you, while allowing them to do the same. You will both learn from this and find you are sustained by it.
- Treat your patient just the way you would love yourself or a family member to be treated, because today your patient is on the bed, and tomorrow it could be you or your loved ones.
What was the best part about being associated with DirectShifts?
I am so thankful for the experience. To be honest, I had never heard of DirectShifts before, and this has led me to some thoughts before accepting the offer. Now I have no regrets, and if I had to choose again, it would be DirectShifts. I love the team, they are spoiling me.
A closing message to your readers
The best career advice for nurses throughout their career will be to Always treat your patients just the way you would like to be treated. Because the same way you treat people is the same way they will treat you back.