Yes, I'm a nursing student. Before, I don't want to be a nurse. I HATE the idea of me becoming a nurse. I feel like people taking this profession are only doing it for the sake of money, not cuz they truly want to help out those who are sick. On top of that, everyone in my family is a nurse. I've always wanted to be a doctor but my family brainwashed me into taking nursing FIRST, then afterwards possibly pursue the career I've always wanted. So I just said "YES" to them... possible the hardest thing I've done in my life. .
What changed my perspective is what I went through the past 3 years of schooling. I'm telling you, this is the hardest thing I went through my school life ever. Not saying I'm a smarty pants or anything, but the pressure, expectations and such sometimes feel like beyond realistic. Like you gave everything, but its not enough...and it's crushing sometimes. Quizzes every week from 5 chapters and only 15 items on the quiz?! ARE U KIDDING ME? Knowing every single information about medication (class, food interaction, side effects, action, half life yada yada yada) and typing them all and NOT HAVING THEM GRADED AT ALL. ARE U FOR REAL?! After dealing with all those stuff I have to go through in this program, I can't help but to admire and respect the nurses in our society. Thinking of my fellow filipinos/filipinas taking nursing and leaving there family behind to go abroad so they can earn some money is such a difficult decision and you can't help but look up to them and see how determine these people. Now, I absolutely love what I do and what I will become one day :) *crosses fingers, hehe* I guess its an advantage how I always wanted to be in the health care field, so it's not so bad afterall.
Getting ready for tomorrows orientation. Lavender Stethoscope FTW :D
Tiny Haul. Back to school stuff.
Yes, we need a watch for our clinical. We use this to count HR and if someone has a seizure. (hopefully I won't encounter that) It's freakin cute! 10 bucks from walmart :D
I hope those post-it flags are enough...
I'll try my best to post something from time to time. I love having a blog and share these things with you guys ( I love all of you!) I have a couple of things I need to put up still (Zoe's tag and Review) annnnnd possibly a contest soon (woot!) To those of you who are Registered nurses already, I SALUTE YOU! Any tips on passing NCLEX? haha... I'm doing Med-Surg III and we're going to be heavy on ECG readings. HELP :/
Take care and stay pretty everyone xoxo