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MedSurg - Ortho Floor....

Ok can we say TOTAL snooze fest???  Today was our first official day on the MedSurg floor, but unfortunately since the professor figured we might be overwhelmed with over 15 pages of clinical paperwork due in one night, we weren't really able to do much (meaning no passing of meds).  We were basically put into the PCT roles.  So, pretty much it felt like last semester's clinical all over again, a bunch of elderly people, except for these ones have total hip replacements instead of just being old.   And let me tell you I can say with almost 100% assurance that working on the Ortho wing of the MedSurg floor is NOT where I see my future nursing self.  I mean maybe it was just my perception, but I saw the nurses basically in the same role as they were in the nursing home.  Going from patint room to patient room passing meds.  BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I hate that we don't get an ER rotation, I REALLY think that I would like that much more, except that as a new nurse I just don'…

Holy Hungry Batman!!!!!!!!

Don't have much time for a long post since I have TONS of MedSurg paperwork to do, BUT I must mention this.  Today was my first day of clinical (techinically it was only half clinical & half orientation) but I still had to wake up at 5:00 am & get out the door.  That was all fine & dandy except for the fact that I didn't really take into account that I wouldn't get to eat for another SEVEN & A HALF hours!!!!!!!!!  Can we say STARVED by the time lunch rolled around?????  I mean whoa, I was seriously ready to gnaw off my own leg!!  And let me just say my beloved Noosa (best yogurt in the world) did NOT hold me over!!  Tomorrow my pockets will be filled with beef jerky & cheese in a sandwich bag, because my diet cannot afford another day like today!!  Whew! 

Ok back to regularly scheduled programming.  :)


Two more days...

Two more days until my 3rd semester starts.  I can hardly believe that the next time I start school in January will be the semester that I GRADUATE!! 

So, I may have mentioned that I had to take an orientation "class" for the hospital that I'm going to have clinicals in this semester, and it was fine, except for one thing.  I do NOT feel prepared to work in a hospital.  I know I won't technically be working there, I mean my teacher will be with me, but jeez louise, when I was going over the EMR I was thinking, goodness gracious, when will I learn all this stuff???  It seemed like so much information that I don't think I know at all.  Pretty scary. 

For this first week of class we have skills lab where we're learning about IV infusion therapy & stuff like that.  That's all fine and dandy EXCEPT for the fact that they want us to wear "business casual" clothing to school.  I mean seriously??  Why in the world do we have to dress up to go to f…

Got my badge!!

So excited to get my badge today for the hospital where I'll be doing my clinicals this semester.  It makes me feel so official! I can't wait to get started.  I have a FOUR freaking hour orientation that I guess I should start.  Plus I'm supposed to read one chapter before class AND go over a 40 pg power point & take notes on it.  I mean seriously, four hours people?? Your hospital is NOT that interesting I'm sure.....  

Got my assignment...

So we got the email today letting us know whether we'd have medsurg or OB first this upcoming semester & I am happy to say that I have medsurg first.  Medsurg is the hardest part (well I say hardest, but maybe I only mean more time consuming) of the semester in which they've divided up into 2 clinicals.  Since I am more fearful of medsurg I wanted to have that first, hoping that the things I will be doing will actually be what we're learning as well & that will help me.  I pray that that's the case.  Also, some of the people who had this last semseter say having medsurg first is helpful b/c then you have OB at the end (which is less days) and therefore it's easier to study for finals.  I hope so.  I am sooo nervous about this semester.  I know that this is it, I have got to step up my game this semester, no slacking like last semester.  It's so hard to believe that by the time spring break gets here that I'll be HALFWAY done with nursing school!!!!!…