Yesterday was the last day of my first clinical and I can say with 110% assurance, that LTC is NOT where I want to work. Basically all the nurses did ALL day was pass meds. I mean seriously? I honestly feel like working in that environment that I would lose just about any real nursing skills I had learned. And not to offend anyone in that field, but really what good is going to school to learn ALL of this information to then just stand at a med cart & hand out meds all day? Uh, no thank you!
I am so happy to have that part over & done with, and not because I didn't enjoy it, clinicals are actually my favorite part, but just because I am ready to move on! Next semester is Med/Surg & OB & I can't wait to be in an actual hospital, doing real clinical stuff. I am totally going to feel like a real nurse at that point (well 1/8 of a real nurse)!! I'm so excited that there's no break in between!
So the countdown to the end of my 2nd semester in nursing school is on. Here's what I have left to do by December 11, which is our last day:
Critique 2 articles (1 quantitative, 1 qualitative) for Research (11/24 - Got a 10/10!)
Turn said articles into a group project poster
Present our group pharm project (Ugh) (Went swimmingly!)
Make a concept map based on one of our clinical patient's dx (11/24 - Got a 10/10!)
Take our finals
That's not bad right? I am SO excited that I am almost through with my 2nd semester! Next semester I'll be halfway DONE with nursing school. I can't wait!!!!!! Of course I'm kind of nervous too b/c next semester is when most people drop/flunk out. It's our main "weed out" semester, & it kind of has me slightly terrified....
Oh well, all I can do is just do it!
Hope everyone has a great weekend. My fam & I are heading to Tuscaloosa to watch Alabama play, ROLL TIDE BABY!!!!!!!!