Thursday, January 26, 2006


What I am afraid of as clinicals begin next week. It is not the Foley Catheters. It's not the stool. It's the politics(to some degree) and the fitting-in process........

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

The "Look"

Just wanted you to see how stylish our school is-this is our uniform: Don't they look happy? They must be done with nursing school. There is a correction here. We wear a white polo with a navy "univest" and the white pants. I guess it is not so bad. I hear other schools have a much worse color or stripe combination.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Time Management pt 1

I am sure this will not be the only time I speak of this during this semester.
  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday I work 12 hour shifts at the hospital-7am to 7pm. Fiction. I really start work with the drive into work at 6:15am, punch out at 7:23pm, home by 8:00pm. Fact.
  • "I will be able to study at night when I get home from work, no problem. I have got an hour at least."...Fiction. I arrive home from work, eat something, shower, and have just enough energy to recline the theatre seat into recumbant position for 15 minutes before heading to bed. Fact.

I had thought I could do it. I thought I could use some precious time, either at work or after, to study a bit. But, no, sleep is more important.

So, I went into today's first exam not feeling quite ready like I like to....but you know what? I was more rested. What were heat sounds S3 and S4 again? Where do I listen for Pulmonic valves, between the 2nd or 3rd intercostal space? Oh well. Can't cram now.

Silly me, there is just not enough questions on the test to get that specific regarding 44 chapters of reading! I ended up with a 96.

This begins week 3....