Monday, March 1, 2010

Since my last blog post, I've started to work a lot. I'm grateful that I'm employed, and that the money I make covers my bills. It is a lot though. I don't really have a lot of free time, but it helps the days go by faster til I graduate. I work in an assisted living facility, and I really do enjoy going to work every day. I take care of two residents that were nurses for 40+ years a piece. I am honored to care for them. To dedicate your entire career to the care of another. They come from a different time in nursing though- they will tell you that. It's really interesting to listen to them speak about all sorts of stuff they use to do. It makes me really proud that I chose the profession that I did. 69 more days!

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Monday, February 15, 2010


Well, 80 days left until graduation. That's it! I have 45 hours of precepting to do, and I get to do that in ICU. I'm proud that I have gotten this far. It has been a very long hard road. A lot of stuff has happened since then. I have seen people die, held their hand while they passed, and then comforted their family. I made friends with Bill, moved out on my own, and started going to the gym. I have learned to respect myself again. I have learned a deep respect for my profession. I look back at the last three years and I am not sure where all of the time went. I am glad that it went fast. Nursing school about drove my ass crazy, but it's almost over!

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

New semester!

Clinicals started on Tuesday. I'm at a different hospital this semester, and it is totally different. There are papers MAR's, a totally different floor layout, and different policies. I love it! They've started really layin it on us that we are about to graduate. I am starting to come to that realization too. I've started on my resume, and I am going to apply for some out of town jobs. I have seen a few jobs with move bonuses.

Time to put my big girl pants on!

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Eight more days til school starts and I haven't studied one thing.

So I'll leave you with this ridiculous picture of my roommates cat instead.

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

A very long time

It's been so long. Five months. That's a long time not to update a blog. A lot has happened. This last semester was a struggle. It wasn't just a struggle for me, but for everyone. We are all burnt out, and feel as though our heads are as full as possible.
I will tell you though, the profession that I have chosen for myself makes me so happy. I truly look forward to graduation. Some of it's the money, but a lot of it is because I just want to be able to touch a person's life just for five minutes. Honest medical information is hard to come by, and I want to know that each day when I go to work I have been as genuine as possible. I see nurses at clinicals that are great examples and some that are very poor examples. I take what I can from both and then move on. One day I hope to be a great example.
I have had some stuff going on in my personal life also. I have rekindled an old aquiantance that I am very excited about. I have started trying to help and support everyone I meet, instead of tearing down. There is a lot of "I" in this blog entry, and I'm trying to work on that too. The door is opening on a lot of new stuff right now, and it'll be interesting to see it play out

This got cheesy really fast.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Goodness- this has been an adventure. I started this blog to record the funny things that have happened in nursing school, but it seems as though it has been pretty serious this last semester. Everyone is tired, there are only 2 semesters left, and we have all been at our wit's end. Also, I have been worried. There has been a hiring freeze at both of our local hospitals with lay offs at the hospital in the next city over- it makes me scared. I know that eventually it has to fix itself, but that doesn't stop me from thinking about how I am going to work after school. I can barely afford to eat right now, and I might have to move at graduation. Goodness.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

It's been a Very Long Time

Sorry everyone for slacking on the blog homefront. Clinicals and school has resumed for the summer semester, and let me express my enthusiasm for being in class three days every week for the entire summer. Granted, the teachers did give us a four day break for the 4th of July. Thank God.

I began this blog to document my way through nursing school, but things have become more and more mundane. However, I did get to an ER rotation last week that peaked my interest. ER is really what I want to do after I graduate. As it was during the day, it was slow in the ED, but I did get to see an OD patient come in. I got there just in time to do his catheter. YAY! This was interesting experience, cathing this IV drug user while the RN's are pushing narcan and watching his O2 sat. This man was 34 years old, but you couldn't tell he was that young. He looked 40+ easily. What kind of sad things happen to people that they end up like this? I am not one to pass judgement, and I believe that if you are, you need to get the hell out of nursing. Intellectually I know that that man couldn't hear what any of us were saying, but one of the RNs says in front of everyone, "What a waste of resources, this is just someone with drug habit that is probably going to end up dying anyway." My face did this: D:

I am an optimist. I believe that people can be pulled from a very deep pit of addiction if that person is willing to work. No one gets better with peope saying shit like that. It is okay to think those things as long as your standard of care isn't effected, but its hard to say whether or not you can think those things and still provide the best care that you can possibly give. It makes me sad that a nurse, especially in the ED, could say that out loud. I am almost positive that the family could hear her. I mean, come on lady, go work on a med surg floor with a bunch of old people if you can't do anything but judge someone during a drug overdose. That's a major part of ER work, is dealing with all sorts of people.

It just chafes my ass.