Student Nurse, prn

Saturday, May 13, 2006

*Beep, beep* back it up baby...Pinning Ceremony and Graduation

Oh, how remiss of me not to blog about the pinning ceremony/graduation.

It was sureal. All that anticiption, planning, anxiety then it went by in such a flash. Not unlike a wedding. I want to rewind and do it again. Partly, I think, because I was nervous that I was speaking (I hate to call it a speech) therefore I was not able to absorb and relax about the event.
According to family and freinds I did well (do they EVER tell the truth?) ...well, actually I spoke too fast in the beginning then I calmed down, realized it (had a nice internal dialog) and slowed it down to finish quite well if I do say so.

Three students recieved awards from either one of the facilities we did clinicals at or from the faculty. And then the 4 remaining were also honored by the faculty ...because they could not agree on who deserved the award the most so we all got one!

Of course we all looked like a blast from the past in our nursing hats and white uniforms. Guess I'll use mine now to either loan out for Haloween or use for adult dress up *smirk*.

Afterwards, my family and a few friends went out for a nice dinner and I stayed out to have a few cocktails with some girlfriends. A nice way to end a great day.

The future begins.............

update: pics will be delayed a few days the ones my daughter took are all blurry, currently waiting for pics other family friends took.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Schedule for Friday....

Not a damn thing :o)

(the sound you hear is the slow leak of stress from my brain and body)

oh and *pssst* pics will be up Monday and for ONLY one day, for my dear sweet regular readers

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Drum Roll, please..............

You are now reading the blog of a woman who has passed her last exam in the VN program!!!


Today went well. We took the exam. Instructor ran the scantron. Informed us we all passed.

We all went to lunch (and had a surprise wedding shower during lunch for our sole male class member who is getting married during summer) and then went back to class go over the exam.

Now I have to get everything prepared for tomorrow and the pinning ceremony. Gonna start with a manicure and pedicure while reading a entertainment magazine.

Time to........ get busy living!!!

p.s. graduation/pinning ceremony pictures will be posted soon

Sunday, May 07, 2006


Ever get to the point you are so frazzled that you become ineffectively frozen to the point that you almost can't operate?

Fear of failure should help me study more but it seems to just freeze me up.


Wednesday, May 03, 2006

My last clinical day .....

I'd say I am speechless but that would be silly.

One last day (1/2 day actually) and we get to chose a unit we want to be in (I think I'll be in ER or the OR) ....and then we meet our instructor for our clinical course evaluation followed by the traditional.... 'take-the-instructor-to-lunch' gig and then clinical is DONE.
Holy Foley!!!! (<--heheh) Pray for a smooth error free day.

Imagine, the next time I will be doing patient care will be when I am licensed.

Edit: Almost forgot the disaster drill went ok. We (the students) did great if I do say so (well the hospital staff did say so!) ...but there was a big lack of communication with the incident site (airport) in regards to the number of incoming patients and whether or not the had been decontaminated from the 'nerve gas'. All this is of course gone over in the debriefing so it can be corrected next time. Overall, it was great to get a feel what a true emergency would be like and how a nurse can contribute as well as all that is involved.