Hiya! Nursing student here. Oops I mean nursing student who hasn’t been in full time school for five years. A few things have changed.
I get to wear jammies aka scrubs to school. LOVE IT!
Digital books. Don’t like.
Digital books. LOVE IT! No need to carry 18 textbooks to class everyday.
Online homework assignments that take for freaking ever! Don’t like.
The inability to focus on 800+ pages of reading a week. Don’t like.
Class DIVERSITY! Love it.
Different backgrounds. Everyone in my program has a Bachelor’s degree. It’s really awesome to see the strengths of everyone; we help each other in different ways. For example, the engineer in the class created a digital schedule with all of our due dates, etc. Thanks. We have a few Pharmacology experts who were Pharm Techs before starting the program. The class also has at least two AMAZING (cough) Health Educators with direct patient care experience. Holler atcha girl for the Health Promotion modules.
The first week of school was a HUGE slap in the face. We received the biggest work load I’ve ever had in my life. Not a problem because I’m super organized (I plan on sharing that process once I find time). The problem lies in the fact that our work is ALL OVER THE PLACE. What does that mean Lura? Well, it means that we have about 18 textbooks. Each of said textbooks are supposed to have an access code for online access to questions, videos, etc. Some of the class received those codes, some did not. Which means we can’t access the work and it means that I’m freaking out slightly. I keep telling myself that there isn’t anything I can do about it so don’t worry. Doesn’t work. It just means I care right?
Thankfully the professors are understanding and the due dates have been extended but it’s week 2 and I still don’t have an access code for one book…aka not having access to 17 online quizzes. Lippincott & Wilkins please get your mess together. If you are affiliated with that publisher and you have stumbled upon my site via google, please email me. I would love to have a conversation with you about a few things.
Anywho, If you can’t tell, my mood has been all over the place.
For starters, the ENTIRE first week I questioned why the hell I went to nursing school. I’ve never said I can’t do it but to be completely honest, I’m not sure exactly how it’s going to happen. We have exactly 325 days until graduation but who’s counting? ME!!!!
I’ve been happy. I’ve been excited. I have NOT cried yet. Stay tuned.
I’m remaining positive because negativity isn’t going to get very far on little sleep.
Note: I also feel that it’s important to remain positive in front of my fellow students. Negativity only kills the mood of others. We are all in the same boat. Let’s face it. It’s hard. Nothing in life worth having is easy.
What the?? I’ve said that about a million times. I had no idea nursing involved so much writing.
All of week one, I had NO IDEA WHAT WAS GOING ON. Yesterday, everything finally clicked. I think.
We start clinicals next week. My first rotation is Psych. We had our orientation today. To be honest, I was really nervous before we got there. The leader made a good point when he said that we are safe. We are surrounded by those with mental disorders all over the place. In the psych hospital, almost everyone is compliant with taking their medications. Not the case on the streets. Think about it.
I know this post is all over the place. That’s synonymous to my brain. I will leave you all with a few things.
I knew this year was going to be super hard and at times I would have a hard time remembering why I want to be a nurse. To keep me motivated, I had my stethoscope engraved with a hybrid quote (two of my favorite quotes mixed to meet the 25 character maximum to fit on the bell).
Dare to make a difference. + Be the change you want to see in the world. =
Dare to be the change.
Adios readers. As always, thanks for stopping by.
Oh! I almost forgot. This weekend is the Burn’s Supper. Remember from LAST YEAR?? Follow along on IG, if you want to see the dress I chose this year. It’s gorg!