I'm almost finished with summer semester. I'm doing my "Adult 2" clinicals at a Family practice, but we don't really see anyone under 18.
I have to say, I'm really coming into my own. I am loving primary care, especially when you get to see people back. I have much more confidence this semester with seeing patients on my own, and coming up with a plan.
Finally, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
In August, I start peds/women rotations, and in the spring, I will start m FINAL SEMESTER of grad school.
Two more semesters.
I'm being proactive in my studying. I've bought Margaret Fitzgerald review CDs. At first, when I began listening, I thought...oh geez, her voice is seriously monotone and drab (it still is), but she's growing on me. And I love that she was an ICU nurse. Her comments at the beginning cracked me up.
I'm going to truly miss the ICU, my coworkers, the closeness with patients on a different level, just "being a critical care nurse," BUT...I AM SO SO SO SO happy with the direction my career is going. I'm not sure how pediatrics will go, but the new setting will be challenging and rewarding, I'm sure.
I'd love to start in a great Family practice. I'd love to see all walks of life, from the newborn to the elderly and everything in between.
How amazing to think that I began this blog in 2006, before I even started undergraduate nursing school. The enthusiasm is still there.
I've come such a long, long way.
FNP, here I come!!!