"Listen to the mustn'ts child, listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me....Anything can happen child. Anything can be." Shel Silverstein
"She believed she could, so she did." R.S. Grey

“What if I Fall? Oh, but my darling what if you fly?” Erin Hanson

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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 freaking school??!!  So annoying.  I mean the best thing about being a nurse is getting to wear scrubs and NOT having to dress up.  I need to go shopping soon though b/c I don't really have any flat shoes that I can wear. I'm thinking something like these

In black & brown.  Just a little flat that I can throw on with my "business casual" outfits.  Ugh!
Anyhoo, I got my FOUR hour orientation done for the hospital, took my test & made the required 84% on the first try, thank goodness!!  Then we had to look over some notes for the OTHER hospital & actually take notes on the ppt to turn in for credit.  That was pretty ok, it was only like 47 slides & it was all stuff I already knew, so that was no biggie. 
Now I just have to get my school supplies & books, but I'm waiting on my student loan to come in for that.  Oh the life of a broke student!  I can't wait until this semester is over with so that I can acutally get a job & make some money!!! Even if it is just a little, that's better than NONE!! 
Ok well I guess should jump off here & try to go to sleep a little early (even if it is already 12:30 am).  I told my hubby I was going to be sorry when school rolls around.  No more staying up until 1 or 2 in the morning & then sleeping until noon!!  Tomorrow night I'm going to have to force myself to go to bed by 10:00!!
Hope everyone is having a great week!!


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    1. Thanks! Every time I see something that seems overwhelming I just have to remind myself that if I can get through Statistics & Patho, then I can pretty much get through & conquer anything, lol.

  2. That is so exciting! I can't wait until I'm at the point where I can say that I'll be graduating soon! Here's too a good semester!

    1. It is so exciting. I mean I know I still have a ways to go, but just being so close to the halfway mark is so exciting!! You'll be there one day soon! :)

  3. I never understood the whole business professional dress code either...why can't we just come in scrubs b/c that's what we'll be wearing anyways! I think they are secretly sending subliminal messages to continue to go back to school to get your masters, which then business casual will be more appropriate. But until then, I say rock the scrubs!

    1. Haha, I totally agree. And the thing I hate the most about "business casual" is the stupid lab coats!! I feel like such an imposter having to wear a long lab coat. I feel like we're impersonating the doctors & I don't like that at all. Needless to say I won't be wearing my lab coat when I go to get my patient, I'll be wearing my scrubs.