Dealing With Uncertainty as a Nurse

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Dealing With Uncertainty as a Nurse

August 8, 2022

Dealing With Uncertainty as a Nurse

If there’s one thing that nurses have to deal with on a daily basis, it’s uncertainty. From patients who may be suddenly deteriorating to doctors who constantly change their orders. Nurses are constantly having to adapt and respond to new situations. 

In this week’s episode of High Performance Nursing, I am sharing with you how to deal with uncertainties as a nurse. While dealing with uncertainty can sometimes be challenging, it’s also what makes nursing so interesting and rewarding.

Uncertainty is a fact of life, and it’s something that we all have to deal with on a daily basis. Whether it’s uncertainty about our health, our relationships, or our future, it’s always there. 

While some people may find uncertainty to be stressful, I actually find it to be exciting. I see it as an opportunity to learn and grow. After all, if we never faced any challenges or uncertainties, life would be pretty boring, wouldn’t it?

So how do we deal with uncertainty, especially as a nurse? Tune in to find out!


  • What is uncertainty? (00:25)
  • Recognising that life is always uncertain (04:18)
  • The circle of concern (06:37)
  • The circle of influence (11:00)
  • The importance of planning ahead of time (15:58)
  • Becoming the watcher of your thoughts (20:12)


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