February 13th, 2013

Wow.

Its been so long since I’ve blogged here. So much has changed! I’ve been employed for a year as a floor nurse on a 44 bed telemetry unit. I work 12 hour shifts and take care of anywhere from 4 to 6 patients at a time…sometimes 7 if we are really short staffed. I learn something new every single day.

Any questions, feel free to ask!

December 3rd, 2011

Finally

the semester is winding down. I have one more week of class and clinicals, then it’s finals time! So close. It’s been an amazing journey.

I feel like everyone in my class is part of a wonderfully dysfunctional, family. I am going to be sad when I won’t get to see them. 

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But, I’m ready for pinning and the beginning of my nursing career! Merry christmas to me. 

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November 16th, 2011

Procrastination pays.

My instructor just informed me that we are just going to have an observation day in the ICU…which means no paperwork. The one time I actually procrastinate, I’m rewarded. Maybe I’ll try it more often. 

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This is me when I have clinical paperwork to do…

and only have two days until Thanksgiving break.

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November 8th, 2011

hshields137:

A constitutional amendment facing voters in Mississippi would declare a fertilized human egg to be a legal person, effectively branding abortion and some forms of birth control as murder.

This is absurd. There is no way this can pass. 

That’s how I feel. What are your thoughts? As healthcare providers, we need to understand what new laws are being made that affect our practices.

November 2nd, 2011

To my followers!

I would love it if you would take the time to send me a message telling me a little bit about yourself! I’d like to get to know all of you!!

October 31st, 2011

discoverynews:

Creature from the Waste Treatment Lagoon
Flushing unused antibiotics down the toilet is leading to a growing problem of drug-resistant bacteria.
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Stop flushing those meds!


discoverynews
:

Creature from the Waste Treatment Lagoon

Flushing unused antibiotics down the toilet is leading to a growing problem of drug-resistant bacteria.

Read more

Stop flushing those meds!

(via hshields137)

Woo!

I am super excited. I got a 30/30 on my Endocrine pharmacology exam! Prior to this exam, I was failing with a 75%. Now, I am well above passing!! 

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I couldn’t be more excited!! Time to go out for dinner with my husband in celebration.

Happy Halloween, lovely followers! I hope you have an amazing evening!

October 24th, 2011

Just wanted to say hey

to my new followers! 

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Welcome. Please feel free to ask any questions you might have about…well, anything! :)

Also, if anyone is interested, feel free to follow my personal blog, too! http://hshields137.tumblr.com/

October 20th, 2011

I am a nursing student…

"I am a nursing student. I study more than I sleep. I am never "done" with my homework because there is always more to do. I cover about 500 pages of info per week and I am expected to retain and recall it all at any given time. I may only go to class or clinical a couple or a few days a week, but don’t let that fool you, I am always a nursing student with work to be done. I am giving up my time with family, friends, and myself to learn how to save other people’s lives. Please support and encourage that. If you are a nursing student or you know and love one, you know the drill - Re-post it!"

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This is what is trending on facebook right now. Thought it applied! :)