I can't believe I only have 10 more months before I graduate! I'm actually starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I mean, I now have less than a year before I become a R.N. (Real Nurse)! I am so beyond excited.
Recently I've gotten to work in a different dept. than Med/Surg and while at first I was VERY unhappy with this situation, I quickly saw the light. I was sent to work in the Gero Psych dept of the hospital where I work & I have to say, I kind of liked it. The pace was much slower there & there was MUCH less walking. And although I was very pissy when I first got there yesterday, guess who went back today & asked about picking up some shifts there? Yep, me. Guess I need to learn that lesson & not judge a unit by it's cover ;)
Another thing I did recently was, I worked my first night shifts!! 2 weekends ago I was able to work Friday day, then Sat & Sun nights. I was so worried at first that I would be too sleepy to hang, but guess what? I didn't get sleepy one time. I mean don't get me wrong, there was some yawning going on, but I wasn't falling asleep on my feet or anything. And also, I LOVED it. Not only was it slower paced, but it was so much COOLER at night, there were no visitors & no office people running around. I am definitely going to be working nights while I'm in grad school. Not only did I like it better BUT I learned that you make MUCH more money working nights. Not to mention if you work nights AND weekends! Talk about bank. Count me in! But, until then I'm definitely going to be picking up some shifts in Gero Psych. The best thing about that is that they have 4 & 8 hour shifts as well as 12 hours. So I don't always have to do the 12 hour thing. Bonus!
Still have a little over a month before school starts, so I'm going to try & work as much as I can before then. But other than working & hanging out at the lake there hasn't been too much else going on in my neck of the woods.
Hope you guys are having a great summer!