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Critical Care...

Four of five Critical Care clinicals DONE & can I just say, I REALLY like this. 
I have to be honest, between my run in with one of my clinical instructors (who as it turned out happened to be MY clinical instructor [who turned out to be super nice even after the incident]), my lackluster attitude at the beginning of the semester regarding this class & not being REMOTELY interested in critical care, I really did NOT think I was going to like this clinical. Ha! I couldn't have been MORE wrong.  Not only do I like this clinical, I'm pretty sure it's going to be top on my list to do my capstone clinicals in.  And yes, no one is more surprised than I am. 
I'm not sure where my perception of critical care came from, but I was totally wrong about it.  I thought I would be grossed out by the vent care & bored with just having two patients but I was way off.  My preceptor was so awesome.  The day of cc the first thing she said to me when I got there was "I d…

57 More days!!!

I just  have to keep reminding myself, 57 more days, 57 more days, 57 more days!!  To say that this has been the worst semester since I've started nursing school is a total understatement!  Up until this point I suppose I should consider myself lucky. I've never had any problems with any of my professors, I've made decent grades & so far I have enjoyed nursing school.  Then this semester hit me like a ton of bricks.  Between working, clinicals, class & home I am just DONE.  I have NEVER counted down the days until a semester has been over until this one. 

To add company to my misery, there have been some issues at work & my home life isn't the rosiest either.......................Why?? Why when I am SO close to the end is all of this cropping up??  Please God make this 57 days pass by without any more bumps...............

Sincerely,



Thank you Lord for this small break!

Finally a break!! Whew.  For the semester that was supposed to be "all down hill from here" let's just say that those nursing students before me either lied, or their version of "down hill" is WAY different from my version.  Of course it could just be the rotation I was handed.  In 4th semester we have CC and Peds, but what the clinical intstructors do is divide up the rotations.  So there are three rotations.  You either have Peds or you have CC going at one time, not both.  So for me I had Peds first.  Then I have CC immediately following.   Now, while this is a CRAPLOAD of stuff at the very beginning of the semester, I do have the relief of knowing that I will have NO clinicals at the end of the semester so that I can soley focus on studying for the finals.  And the way that my grades are going this semester, I'm going to need it. 
Yesterday was our first "grand rounds".  We had to do it as a group and I am SOO glad that it's over!  Unfor…