Friday, January 26, 2007


I got a 96 on my first pharm exam!

Monday, January 22, 2007

my mind.

Lately I've been experiencing an influx of emotions. One second I am so pumped to study and do whatever it takes to be the best nurse I can be...and then the next--I just want to do NOTHING. Last night I felt pretty low, but then in class today I got another one of my surges of : okay, I must do this. I will work hard, I am motivated, dun dun dun!!

I came home and finished all of my notecards for pharm. NOW I have Tuesday and Wednesday to actually study (and not just prepare for studying). Although, making notecards really helps the info stick in my brain. I'm one of those people who has to DO IT to learn it, so writing definitely works for me.
We've had lectures on fluid and electrolytes/ABG all of last week and then today in every class. Wow, I never want to see the word fluid and electrolyte again...oh wait, I'm in nursing school, so that is impossible!!

I definitely want to work as a tech during the summer at a hospital, but I am kind of worried about the committment. For summer, I'm pretty much open (besides summer courses), but once school starts, I don't want to work at all, so I don't know what to tell a possible employee if they ask. I guess I could be PRN, but I'm not sure.

A problem I've been dealing with lately involves negativity. However, it is not even my own negativity--I feel like everyone around me is negative. I am not better than all of them because I am easily drawn into the negativity. But sometimes I just want to be positive and not complain about every little thing or get sucked into drama, but it is soooo easy to get wrapped up in it!! How do I always end up around people who are just as sarcastic as me? I need a change of scenery.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

School has been good, but I've been exhausted from waking up two days in a row at 4am for clinicals. Besides that, I rock. Why do I rock? Well, I have been managing to read ahead, which is a miracle.
I passed my med calculations exam, so now all I have is the motor exam and then I am free to pass meds in the hospital. Watch out everyone.
My first real exam is next week--Pharm on Thursday. I'm getting ready right now to drive to the library, study for about 3 hours, and then hang out with the boyfriend.

Monday, January 15, 2007

I love 3 day weekends! Especially when they fall right after the first week of school.

The first week went well, to say the least. I already know it is going to be a rough semester. However, I feel incredibly motivated to study, learn, and be the best nurse I can be!
My goal for the semester is to truly LEARN and understand what the hell is going on. I plan to read all assigned readings for the week during the weekend. This way, I can focus on studying during the week and listening more intently during class time. I'm almost done with the reading for this upcoming week. I will say--7 more hours and I'll be done. By then, it will be time to sleep since I wake up at 4am for my second clinical day.

NERVOUS!! Last week my regular preceptor was not around, so I had a floating nurse. She was nice and helpful, but I feel like our personalities will not mesh well. I hope my real preceptor is there tomorrow and I hope she is willing to show and teach me all the things she knows, ha.
Even though we're supposed to have our own patients, etc. I feel like if someone handed me a chart and said, "Go," that I would have no idea where to even start. I can't even read half of the stuff in the chart because of poor handwriting. So, I guess that is what's bothering/worrying me the most for right now. I go into clinicals with a dreadful feeling, but once I am there--everything is fine.

Time to begin reading.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

first day of MS clinical

I had a good first day. I like this other hospital (it is technically the same hospital, but a separate facility in a different city). I am on telemetry, which is cool because I am interested in that stuff. Finally, male patients!
My preceptor wasn't working today, so I was stuck with some floating nurse who was kind of weird. She seemed angry, but she was cool for the most part. She kind of quizzed me about why we were doing certain things, which was helpful.
Tomorrow we have psych orientation at the same hospital from first semester. I'm excited because we don't have to be there until 9! Also, it just seems like a fun rotation.

Sunday, January 7, 2007

1st day of second semester

Tomorrow is the first day of semester 2 of 5! I'm excited.
I finished my drug calculations book, but I haven't began reading for any classes.

alright, I don't really have much to say, except for this, sooo yep. Pretty pointless entry.

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

school and soup stuff

HAPPY 2007!!!

There's only about 4-5 days until the first day of second semester. I'm excited, stressed, and nervous.
I still haven't worked on my med. calculations book. We have to do the entire thing--it is loooong! I will begin today once I clean, shower, and make sure everything is in order. I wish they would post the syllabus for MS1 and Pharm. Psych is up. I have about 10 chapters to read, but fortunately that class isn't until Friday 1:00, so I am not stressing about it too much.

Hope everyone is having a nice holiday break.
Yesterday I made some apricot lentil soup. It sounds pretty odd, but trust me, it is good. AND 16 GRAMS OF FIBER! WOO.

Here's the recipe: