First-Year Nurse

First-Year Nurse

Advice on Working with Doctors, Prioritizing Care, and Time Management

Beth Hawkes


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An Indispensable Guide for First-Time Nurses on Working with Doctors, the Joys of the Night Shift, and Facing Mistakes!

You've completed the necessary education, passed the exams, and you're finally ready for your first year as a professional nurse. But there is still trepidation, accompanied by many unanswered questions.

A true first year of nursing 101 guide, this book covers topics like managing feedback, working with doctors, working night shift, and recovering from a mistake. Writer and nursing professional Beth Hawkes draws from her own experiences to offer expert tips for first-timers venturing into this important discipline. Writing in a manner that's digestible and including illustrative anecdotes along the way, Hawkes will put readers at ease with her clear advice and directives—many of which can be applied in professional settings outside of nursing. She offers rookie nurses sample questions to help guide them on how they should be communicating with preceptors and colleagues, from morning to night. 

The perfect gift for nurses just entering the field!


Beth Hawkes:
Beth Hawkes is a nurse who operates the blog Hawkes also writes the "Ask Nurse Beth" column at She works as a nursing professional development specialist and does work with the American Nurses Association, the Association for Nursing Professional Development, and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses as a column editor and content developer. Hawkes resides in southern California.