Day 11 of the #NurseBlogger challenge! Over the course of my career working as a tech (about 15 months), I have come into contact with thousands of patients: old, young, sick, dying, on drugs, demented, all of the above. My experience as a tech working in the ER has been amazing and I wouldn't change… Continue reading Best Advice a Patient Ever Gave Me
Day 10 of the #NurseBlogger challenge! What do I eat on my lunch break? Lunch is my most favorite time of the day at work. At that point, it usually means we made it half-way through the day. At that point it means I get to take a break from the craziness of working in… Continue reading Lunch Break
Day 9 of the #NurseBlogger challenge! I work in the Emergency Room as a nurse tech. My roles as a tech are similar to that of the nurses besides the obvious, not being able to pass medications, among other things. We work together as a team in the ER and generally get everything completed together.… Continue reading What’s In My Work Bag?!
Day 6 of the #NurseBlogger challenge. What are my fears in the future of nursing? Considering I am new to the profession of nursing and working in health care in general, this one was tough. When I think of what my fears are in the profession of nursing, they are completely personal. As a student… Continue reading My Fears in my Career
Using this as my day 5 of the #NurseBlogger challenge. Clinical is the times during the semester when you get to play nurse. Many times clinical instructors are strict and expect a lot of you, just like in the workplace. You are expected to dress correctly, act professionally, and be prepared with all the required… Continue reading 5 Must Haves for Clinical
Day 4 of the #NurseBlogger challenge! What is my dream job? My dream job would be: 1. Stay at home mom. There is nothing I would love more than to stay at home all day raising and spending precious time with my little nuggets while my hubby is working hard to support this dream of… Continue reading Dream Job
Day 3 of the #NurseBlogger challenge! My favorite nursing quote is: "Sometimes I inspire my patients; more often they inspire me." Nursing tugs at your heart in so many ways. Patient stories and circumstances that seem unimaginable to you may have an effect on you emotionally and so often I am inspired by their stories.… Continue reading Favorite Nursing Quote
I decided to jump on the bandwagon and follow the 30 day #NurseBlogger challenge! 1 blog post per day for the next 30 days! Let's have a kick-ass August. This is a big month for me as I begin my *last* semester of nursing school! I'm excited and I'm nervous, but I'm so ready for… Continue reading Why “Scrubs and Swimsuits”?
This journey has been stressful, for sure, but I've actually enjoyed being a student in this profession. This picture was taken almost 2 years ago on my first day of nursing school and it's quite amazing to see how much I've grown since I started. Nursing school is very hard. I was 17 years old… Continue reading 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Nursing School