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Guess who is finally a senior?????

That's right, ME!!!!! Monday was the start of my senior year.  I can hardly believe that it's here.  It seemed so long ago that I started this program & now it's finally getting close to the end!!  I can't wait to get finished.  And of course I'm super excited that this semester is my Peds rotation.  It's also my Critical Care rotation, which I'm not to thrilled about.  I have come to the conclusion that I really don't like sick adults that much.  Not personally of course, I mean I want them to get better.  But I am thinking that I don't really want to take care of them. Speaking of which, I am also changing departments at work.  I'm moving out of Med/Surg & into Gero pscyh.  Med/Surg doesn't have night techs & I have found that I really like nights a WHOLE lot more than days.  So I'm moving to a dept. that allows me to work evenings & nights.  I can hardly believe that I like it the way I do, but I do.  Alas, I'm sure I have more things to tell you but it's late & I have an early class tomorrow that I'm actually dreading.  We have to take a dosage calculations test & we have to score 100% on it in order to go on & as you might remember if you're a long time reader, I am TERRIBLE at math.  I get total anxiety & my stress level goes through the roof.  So, if you read this before tomorrow, or tomorrow, please say a HUGE prayer that I can pass this test!!

Ok, will blog more soon I promise.


  1. Good luck in your final year of nursing school!

  2. YAY for the last year!!! So exciting! And can't wait to hear about your peds post...I'm hoping you LOVE it (but I guess I'm biased!) : )


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