Thursday, January 20, 2011

Nursing Nonsense:: Week Two

Well, this week has been anything but nonsense. It has been more CHAOTIC, to say the least. We didn't have school on Monday (Martin Luther King Jr Day), instead I worked. Tuesday was just a normal boring day, and all fury broke loose yesterday. In one day we managed to go from 0-60 in less than five minutes. In other words, we recieved our clinical and preceptorship schedules. My preceptor is on the PEDIATRIC floor at the local hospital. I AM STOKED. Let us not forget, it starts TOMORROW. So every other Thursday-Sunday (minus today) I will be precepting. Our classes are on Monday and Wednesday, and we have clinicals every Tuesday. My first one is in the TSICU (trauma surgical intensive care unit). Have you soaked all of this in yet? I haven't either. But I have a huge sore smile, because I can't wait. Sore, because yesterday I went to the dentist and had a root canal. OUCH is an understatement. Also, I must have won the lottery because I get all four wisdom teeth cut out next. I know, I know, I am pretty lucky gal. However, I am just grateful that this can all be fixed and managed, because there are so many things that aren't as fixable. Enough about the dentist, which by the way, is ABSOLUTELY terrifying. I now know how my poor little pup feels when I take her to the vet. She starts violently shaking, scratching, and crying for me to leave. That is EXACTLY how I felt walking into that office yesterday. HORRIBLE. I know that it can be worse, and it turns out, all the people/workers were ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL, FANTASTIC, SPECTACTULAR. I told them they have almost lessened my fear of going there. HA. Well, my second week into semester five is long from over.


  1. Congrats on getting the root canal behind you, but more so for the pediatric preceptorship! So cool! Have a great night, pretty lady! You'll do great tomorrow! xoxo {av}

  2. HaHa! I love this post! Too funny! I have not soaked it all in either..this is absolute craziness. I'm not ready, but somehow I need to kick my rear into action.

  3. Yuck to the dentist.
    Glad you are getting it all taken care of though :)

  4. oooh let me know how you like the trauma unit! and good luck with your preceptor-ships :) have a great weekend!

  5. Ahhhhhhh, congrats on the pediatric preceptor-ship!! That is awesome!! I loved pedi when I did it in school.

    I stumbled onto your blog somehow...and I love it! I graduated from nursing school about 3 years ago, so I definitely remember all the craziness and stress of nursing school!! Ahhh! Good luck! Let me know if you have any questions!

  6. I have lots of dentist stories considering I'd braces for 2 years and had my 4 wisdom teeth pulled out on the same day. Please do me a favor? EAT, EAT, and EAT anything and everything before you get them pulled out. I lost 10 pounds during the healing process bc I couldn't eat at all.

    No a different note, congrats on the pediatric preceptor, keep up the good work, it will all pay off for the dead neurons and unnecessary stress.


  7. wow, sounds intense! but congrats on the good work you are doing :)


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