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Welcome to Alert and Oriented!

“Alert and oriented” is a phrase used in medicine and nursing to evaluate a person’s level of awareness and orientation. If a person is fully oriented upon assessment, they are aware of their name, the date, their current location, and situation (what happened to them). By writing in this blog, I hope to remain “alert and oriented” as I embark on my journey in the medical field.

My name is Charlene and I am currently a new graduate registered nurse in the critical care unit. I created this blog to share my experiences and lessons learned as a new nurse in the hopes of supporting other newly graduated/hired nurses. In the process I aim to promote nursing and relevant health care topics.

Besides critical care, one of my passions is community health. My goal is to increase awareness of the importance of community health as well as our own individual health and wellness.

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Charlene, RN


Disclaimer: The content expressed in this blog are the author’s opinion alone and do not represent the opinions of the author’s employer or any other organization. Medical information presented in this blog is for informative purposes only and should not be constituted as legal or medical advice. Readers should consult a licensed physician or appropriate health care professional for specific medical concerns.

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