Skip to main content

Last day of Peds....boohoo

 
face, crying



So tomorrow is my last day of Peds clinical......While I am VERY happy to have a little break from clinical to breathe & get caught up (and not have to get up at 4 am), I have to admit I am TOTALLY going to miss this clinical.  I wish I could just skip all the rest of these classes & get to working in pediatrics already!!  I am so happy to have found my niche.  I have to be honest.  Up until this point I was kind of wondering if I had made the right career decision. 
Of course I never wanted to be a floor nurse anyway, but even so I was really worried that I had made a bit of a mistake by choosing nursing.  Up until this clinical nothing has really sparked my interest & I had just been waiting for this clinical from the very beginning of nursing school.  I kind of knew that I would like it, but I never thought that I would fall head over heels in love with Peds.  And the cherry on top is that there is a fabulous Pediatric hospital in my favorite city around, Chattanooga!
Seriously, who wouldn't want to live here?
 
 
 
I would love to move to Chattanooga once I get my nursing license and work there, but unfortunately it's a little far away and they're an hour ahead of us.  That means instead of having to leave at 4 am to get there in time for the start of my shift I'd have to leave at 3.  Um, no thank you.  BUT we'll see.  It will all work out how it's supposed to and God knows my heart and He hasn't led me wrong up until this point. 
 
So I guess I'd better get to bed.  4 am comes REALLY early, especially when you're still up at 10 pm.  Don't know what I'm thinking. 
 
Goodnight
 




Comments

  1. Congratulations on finding your niche so quickly! Sometimes it takes years and multiple jobs before a nurse finds her true love.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! I also love psych. That's my 2nd choice if I weren't to go into Peds. I just know that I don't like taking care of adult, so this was a natural fit. :D

      Delete
  2. Peds and psych are my top two choices as well. Of course, I am just starting the same path that you are already on. I'm going back to school to become a FNP, but I have to become a nurse first. Not looking forward to that part (or nursing school), but I am looking forward to being a NP.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

MedSurg - Ortho Floor....

Ok can we say TOTAL snooze fest???  Today was our first official day on the MedSurg floor, but unfortunately since the professor figured we might be overwhelmed with over 15 pages of clinical paperwork due in one night, we weren't really able to do much (meaning no passing of meds).  We were basically put into the PCT roles.  So, pretty much it felt like last semester's clinical all over again, a bunch of elderly people, except for these ones have total hip replacements instead of just being old.   And let me tell you I can say with almost 100% assurance that working on the Ortho wing of the MedSurg floor is NOT where I see my future nursing self.  I mean maybe it was just my perception, but I saw the nurses basically in the same role as they were in the nursing home.  Going from patint room to patient room passing meds.  BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I hate that we don't get an ER rotation, I REALLY think that I would like that much more, except that as a new nurse I just don'…

Frazzle Razzle RN guest post...

One of my first nursing bloggy friends was Rachel and today she is guest posting on this here little 'ol blog.  If you read this blog you probably already read hers, but if not then head on over there.  Again without further ado here is my 2nd guest post:

Hello everyone, my name is Zazzy and I'm an avid reader of Candi's nursing school blog and I'm honored she's chosen to have me host for a day while she's out relaxing in the sun having fun! (I wish you would have taken me in your suitcase CANDI :D)

I have two more semesters of my own to complete before I graduate this May from nursing school, and I also have a fun blog detailing my journey. You can read more at Frazzledrazzlern.blogspot.com

In the meantime while going to nursing school I've been gaining experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and I finally figured out a system that works for me. I was pretty disorganized when I first started and felt overwhelmed with not knowing what to do when a…

Introducing Candi Kinney, FNP-C!!

Yep that's right people, IT IS DONE! I know it's been three months since graduation but hey, I've been decompressing!! Actually I still am. Last night I was laying on the couch with my daughter watching Christmas movies & I looked over at her and said, "I'm so glad that I'm not doing homework right now" and she goes, "Yo


u're still not over it huh?" hahaha!! No I'm not!! 6 Six (APA wouldn't let me type the number 6 haha!) years of nursing and nursing practitioner school still has me traumatized!!

But I digress. Let's talk about NP school. So here goes with some tips and insight that I promised.

1. Every semester you get the syllabus and trust my you will FREAK!! Now trust me again, STOP IT. The syllabus ALWAYS looks worst than what it actually is. Yes there are 50 bazillion due dates, especially if your school was online like mine. Can we say weekly discussion boards (that are so worthless). Just remember, you finished last …