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!
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.
But, I’m ready for pinning and the beginning of my nursing career! Merry christmas to me.
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!!
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!!
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!
“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!”
This is what is trending on facebook right now. Thought it applied! :)
Well, it’s been a while. I’ve been super busy. I had my cardiology exam. I passed the theory part, but failed the pharm (tele/CV nursing is NOT for me). So, I had remediation for that.
Today, I had the Renal/Shock/Burns/MODs exam. Passed both theory and pharm this time! Woo! Certainly helps that I had a acute renal failure/septic shock patient last week!
We also got our order forms for our Nursing Pinning ceremony. They are $50…whaaaat!? I don’t think so. I’m ordering a generic one that says “RN” on it because I can’t justify paying $50 for a pin that I’m only going to wear for one ceremony. :P
Please, let me know if you, my dear followers, have any questions about nursing school/content. I might be able to help explain some things in a way that’s easy to understand.
Tomorrow is my student charge rotation. This involves me knowing all about the 12 patients my fellow students are assigned. Tomorrow I will go around with the doctors to those 12 patients, I will inform my fellow students of new orders, check to make sure all meds are given and all assessments/procedures are done, and assist where need be.
I hope I can keep organized. :)
Had my ER rotation! It was very neat to see how nurses prioritize care in the ER. There weren’t any traumas that came in. As a student nurse, that would have been awesome. I’m sure the nurses were very pleased that there weren’t traumas.
Today was our scheduled cardiovascular exam. Our online testing server was down, so they postponed the test until Wednesday. Totally throwing me off. More time to study and stress, I suppose! :P
I am currently in the process of getting my application and background checks to take my NCLEX.