Thursday, August 30, 2012

Look Ma I made it!!

Nursing Blog Day 4:

I cannot believe that on the 4th day of class we have already read over 12 chapters in at least 7 books  many books and today learned about dosage calculations and injections.  So soon! I ended up really enjoying the math and especially syringe calibrations.  The hands on aspirating the syringe and drawing saline from a vial was the high of my day.  I know it won't be that way for long, but I am just enjoying all my firsts.

Everyone in the class received their lab backpacks stuffed full of fun stuff like PPE, tubes, and catheters. YAY!

On the way home as I passed mom and dads house I thought how happy mom would be that I am in nursing.  How she would just devour all my nursing books and fight me over who got to read which book first. I know she'd be the first person to call me and ask what I did at school today. Then it hit me, all over again, why I started nursing school in the first place.

It was all for you mom, I wanted to save you, but look ma, I made it!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Nursing Blog Day 3

The major excitement was getting coffee while waiting in line with
the whole class to get new I.D.'s This is time to socialize and find my buddy
that will be my skills partner and clinical partner for the rest of the semester.

Getting up early, taking kids to school, attending school myself all day and then
putting in a few hours at work is taking its toll on me.  I didn't get home til 8pm.
Dinner and THEN I can begin the tons of homework reading.

I'm averaging using ten textbooks a night. yuck!

I watched my first medcom video, I only fell asleep 8 times! Not that is was boring,
I'm just so exhausted. If it weren't for the excitement of actually being accepted into the
program and attending, I'm not sure if I could keep up this pace.

peace out

Don't forget your name badge!

Nursing Blog: Day 2 First Semester

Because of HIPAA and Ethical practices there doesn't seem that there is much to
blog about specifically....But I CAN say that if you are not wearing your name badge....
you may go home and find it, NOW please!  So note to myself, find a way to never EVER
leave my name badge behind, EVER!

High standards, strict rules, I can handle it.


The color of the uniform (basic Landau scrubs in hunter green) is my color season or my
personality type #3 according to dressing your truth makeover tips.

Family atmosphere, already created on the first day by swapping
phone numbers and social media sites etc. It's apparent that we will need each other.
In a typical semester I usually gain one good friend each semester of school. I have gained
40 good friends in just ONE day and getting to know at least 5 people much better each day.

First two days are done, off to work, daycare, dinner, enforcing that the kids take care of the pets, put all to bed to begin HOMEWORK!

Still overwhelmed!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

BE TERRIFIED! I am very scared......

So much has happened since I last blogged.  I don't even know where to begin so I will not even try to catch up.  I MADE it FINALLY into nursing school!  I am terrified and so excited! At first I thought I would keep a diary, then I thought no, I am going to do like Captain John Luke Picard and do a Captain's Log, Star Date etc....

So here it goes.....

(This could be good or this could be bad in the end)

Nursing Log, Day 1:

I made it through the book buying process severely maimed with the incompetent person that helped me to check out.  I only ran up and down the stairs to the student center 4 times, and all for poor reasons.  Finally, after $1495.36 dollars later in uniforms, books and patches, I checked out with the manager and lost my keys!!!!  After freaking out (on the inside), guess where they were?  Behind the counter right where I was standing for hours buying books!!

Hmmm, customer about to freak out over lost keys, out of sight in fact, clerk can see keys behind her station and doesn't think they COULD POSSIBLY BE MINE!!!!! ARGH!!! (Thinking the lady doesn't have kids or this was her first day on the job). My ranting is over, really I'm over it and feel a little guilty.

My latest picture of my 31 textbooks.

Anyhow, I made it to the first day of class and found parking along with 40 other fine classmates.  A major accomplishment in my TEXTbook.  I feel..... OVER-FLIPPIN-WHELMED!  The highlight of the day, another box of ATI books.

I have really gotta change this whole North Pole look on my page.....soon!