Monday is my 2nd Med/Surg test. It covers diabetes & the heart. Have I mentioned before how much I dislike the heart? I love the fact that my keeps pumping for me, of course, but the intricasies of the heart are more than I can wrap my head around usually. Thank goodness it's not about the patho of the heart, maybe this time I can get it. Everyone has told me that it takes at least a week to prepare for these Med/Surg tests but alas, I only have 2 days once again. Hopefully I can at least pull a B out of this one! An A would be great, but a C would totally suck, so a B is acceptable at this point. Thankfully once Med/Surg clinicals are done I will have much more time. In our program we have 2 clinical days for Med/Surg & it's every week, but once I hit OB I'll only have to go for one day every other week, so I'll have much more time to study...hopefully.
Spring break is coming up, which I am totally looking foward to, especially after yesterday's preview of OB. We had a meeting JUST to set up our notebooks. I mean seriously? A three hour meeting to just go over the forms we were going to need for FOUR clinicals. Yes, there were a lot of forms! Kind of makes me nervous, I mean I thought OB was supposed to be "easier" than Med/Surg?? We'll see I guess. Looks like a LOT of paperwork to me, but I'm very excited to get to that rotation.
And lastly, the other night my hubby & I were talking about this guy that he works with & that guy's wife is a nurse. He was saying how she works PRN, and that got me to thinking. The reason she can work PRN is b/c where my husand works we have really good benefits, so technically I don't need a job that offers insurance, so I could potentially work PRN as well. I'm thinking this will be beneficial to me since I'll still be in school full time while I'm working. The only thing I worry about is being a new nurse (who doesn't know anything) how hard would it be to go from place to place, or more importantly from floor to floor. For those of you with experience out there, do you think PRN work would be too hard for a new nurse? And I mean hard as far as knowledge is concerned. What are your thoughts??