Okay ... so two more clinical days and then a break from 3 of my 4 classes. I still have statistics next week, but the nursing gets a rest. I am so ready I can't even believe it. It's amazing how stressful nursing school is ... a classmate wondered if we could initiate a class action lawsuit. No big damages ... just want enough to pay for the zantac, tylenol, maloxx and Starbucks! No one ever factors these things into the cost of going to school!
I had my ER experience last Friday night at clinical. I know why you love the ER John! It was a great experience and I was actually surprised at how much I liked it. I really do enjoy "procedure based" nursing as well as "floor nursing" but I was surprised I liked the acuity.
I also got another job. Shhhhhhh - it's a secret (especially if you are a particular reader/blogger/nurse who works with me!) I am going to be working part time at a doctor's office down the street from my house. It will give me just a few hours a week and good experience in things like blood draws which I have never done. Wu hooooo!
I also went on an interview for my dream job (again with the Shhhhh :) There are no positions available, but it was nice to hear that I am doing exactly what I need to do to get there eventually. The nurse manager told me to stay put in my job and get as much experience as I could ... this is great news as it is exactly what I want to do. I really like my little rural hospital with it's variety of patients. I just wish we had a few more nurses to spread around ... we've been a little short lately as census has been up for a long time. I am looking forward to transitioning into the RN role here - I think it's a good fit.
Happy late groundhogs day! (Did you hear he didn't see his shadow and winter is almost over - Al Gore was so excited - turns out he's right!)