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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!!!!!  I mean seriously, I can't even fathom it.  Of course then we have the dreaded summer, where hopefully we won't lose everything we've just learned this semester.  Have I mentioned the fact that I hate that we don't go through summer? 

Anyhoo, I talked to another nursing student who works at my hospital here in town & she was telling me that since I'm done with my 2nd semester of nursing school that I don't have to have my CNA certificate now, but that I can still get a job as a pct at the hospital.  Not exactly sure what pct stands for, but I'm assuming it's like a CNA?  That's good, b/c I am thinking that once I'm done with medsurg that I'm going to go ahead & start looking for a job.  She also said that b/c one of the nurses at that hospital used to teach at my school that they're really good at working around school schedules.  Soo, once again, God is looking out for me & I am hoping that by the time I'm ready that there will be an opening for me at either that hospital or the one in the town over.  I have to work this summer, otherwise I will feel like a rusty nail come 4th semester. 

Ok, enough blabbing.  Is everyone else ready to return to school?  I can't say that I'm totally ready, but I'm getting there!!

Hope you all have a great weekend!


  1. Hey, I think PCT is patient care technician, which is basically a CNA, like you said. Good luck!

  2. I am so ready to go back to school! That is awesome that your almost halfway I am so jealous!

    1. Girl you've got much bigger things going on than school. You just take care of yourself & that little peanut!! Everything in due time!!

  3. Patient care technician. You work like a CNA/MA combo, but depending on the department you work in, they might train you to do some procedures. It is a good way to go.

  4. Ha! Thanks for the clarification on the whole "pct" thing.

  5. Med/Surg is the best learning opportunity of any placement

    1. I'm so excited about it! I can't wait to actually be in a hospital working....scared, but totally excited!!

  6. YAY!! I love medsurg. I'm pretty sure that is what I want to do starting as a RN. I also have OB this semester ;) Working through the summer is an awesome idea, and it will also make you more comfortable working with pts. We went straight through summer, and I'm very glad we did. Good luck friend!!
    Have fun learning new stuff!!

    1. I can't wait to start my clinicals so I can finally get the feel for what I want to do. I think I know, but how can I really until I've actually done it? I can't wait to get started!!


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