"if he really loves me? I say a prayer with every heart beat" ok I couldn't resist. I wrote the title & then the song just came to my mind. Of course any youngun's won't even know the song, lol.
So, I've been reading my fav blogs (Adventures of a PICU Nurse Practitioner) being one of them & I am just wondering, how will I know where I really want to be when I graduate? As it looks now I am looking at 3 more years of schooling after my RN for my DNP & so I am wondering, how will I know where I want to spend those 3 years? I have always said that I didn't want to do Med/Surg, but really how will I know? I am so excited that next semester is my CC & Peds rotation, but really that only gives me four real rotations that I've had. Well five if you count the SNF, but that's not even a consideration. So, by the time next semester is over I'll have had Med/Surg, L & D, Peds & CC. Wait, I think we have a psych semester too at some point, although I'm not 100% positive about that. But really how does 12 weeks of a clinical tell me that that's where I want to be for the next 3 years? And also, it leaves so much that I HAVEN'T experienced. How do I know if I want to work somewhere if I haven't ever experienced it? Am I putting the cart before the horse? Should I just stop wondering & wait until I've had my next 2 semesters to decide? I also hate that clinicals aren't a TRUE representation of how it's going to be when you graduate. Well, at least it hasn't been so far. But I'm thinking next semester will be better b/c we have a chance to follow a preceptor & not an instructor. I SERIOUSLY hope that I get a preceptor.
Anyhoo, summer is dragging along & I've been working as much as I can, that is when I don't get put on call. Can I just say that being put on call kind of sucks? I swear there are days when I PRAY that I'll get that phone call at 5:00 am (& of course it never comes) & then there's days like today that I WANT to work & of course the phone rings at 5:00 & here I am making $1.25 an hour while not being able to go over 30 minutes away from home just on the off chance that I get called in to work (hasn't happened yet).
What about you guys? What are you doing for the summer? Oh did I also mention that my daughter is in California until probably after the 4th? I mean that child is my shadow & I haven't been without her by my side for more than 5 days since she's been born & now she's over 2000 miles away without me for a month!! Sheesh, this doesn't help the summer to go any faster, although I have to admit I have been having a blast with my boy. Lots of fishing this summer so far :D
Hope everyone else is having a great beginning of their summer!