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So far so good...

Second semester of graduate school is going along swimmingly. So far no snags. True to what everyone suggested, I am so HAPPY that I chose pharm this semester instead of patho. Everyone in my program that I've talked to has said that patho is a beast, and I just couldn't afford that this semester. Thankfully, I heeded what everyone said and I chose pharm, which has been surprisingly easy. We just recently took our midterm and I only missed three, not too shabby. As I said in my last post, I'm also taking research as well. Another blessing. Everyone said with research it all depended on the teacher, and again, THANKFULLY I got a GREAT teacher! Something else that's different about this semester is the time. Starting my program in the summer I just assumed that every semester would be as jam packed as the summer, but it's not. The regular semesters are nowhere NEAR as packed together as the summer semester. Of course they're trying to jam 4 months into two months so makes sense right?! Honestly, I wish every semester was a short semester. I think I would be ok with the craziness if I knew that it would be for a much shorter period, but whatever. I'll do my time and be done. So far maintaining my straight A's...hopefully that will last, I guess we'll see next semester!

On a work note, I have recently transferred departments. I went from working part time in med/surg and part time in inpatient rehab to now working full time in inpatient rehab and I have to say THANK GOD!!!!!!!!!!!! I give MAD props (I'm so old) to those hard working med/surg nurses but I am DONE! I literally couldn't do one more day of med/surg, and my last day was NO BUENO! It completely sucked and I left there and felt like a 500 lb weight had been lifted off my shoulders! You know you would think that after a year and a half that I would be less and less anxious with my job, but in med/surg I felt like I was just getting more and more anxious. It just seemed like there was a never ending stream of stuff that needed to be done and I was constantly worrying if I had missed something, forgotten something, forgotten to chart something, it was just no good. So, I am happy to report that I am now a Rehab nurse and I am LOVING it!! I walk into the unit every day and feel like I am home. Rehab is like nursing heaven!

Well, that's it for now. I'll try to update again soon.


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