Thursday, April 8, 2010

I was a nurse today

Clinicals started last week. FIrst couple days were orientation and basics. Yesterday, I spent the day doing CNA work . Making beds, feeding the residents, and by the end of yesterday I had been in the shower 5 times.
God bless CNA's. Their job is physically demanding and without them a nurse wouldn't get the other half of care completed. I didn't mind 5 showers. Everyone's personalities really came out in that 20 min time span. - go figure, I mean your naked with a stranger and relying on them- no suprise you get comfortable real quick.
yesterday was a good day.


TODAY I got to be a nurse. THANK YOU CHRIS ! - Chris was the RN " med man" I shadowed all day. thanks to him I got to give 2 injections. crush meds. pass a million PO meds. lots physc meds and narcotics. - took blood pressures. performed glucose checks. listened to a shunt . I did wound care on the most phenomenal wound ill probably see in my career ! We had to report a hematoma and call a doc. - lets be honest most of today I felt dumb and like a chicken with no head but things stop being fun when you stop learning. this is going to be a good job for me. I can't wait for whats next!

Today is my day of thanks.
Thank you mom for letting me borrow your car
Thank you Chris - he was patient and a good teacher!
Thank you padre for running around getting my ac installed
Thank you josh for hooking me up with my two tires.
Thank you mom for dinner
Thank you GOD for all that I'm blessed with today and everyday .


  1. This post gave me goosebumps. I absolutely love how the nursing school experience has been treating you. It makes me so happy to see you so happy. I love you! xo

  2. Yay!!! Great post. Makes me happy to see you so happy. You are going to make a great nurse. Maybe you'll be helping deliver my next baby? Wouldn't that be cool.

  3. You're doing such a great job. :) You have a wonderful attitude about learning. There's no shame in what you don't know, you just have to be open and receptive to absorbing new concepts... which you absolutely are.

    Atta girl!