Sunday, May 31, 2009

Nurse extern

Tomorrow is my day of orientation for the nurse extern program. I am so excited to get back into the swing of things. Tuesday is my very first official day in Labor and Delivery and I could not be more excited. I am definitely looking forward to having a patient that is not elderly (no offense, I am just looking for a change and I LOVE babies!) I feel like this is a mile stone in my career as I didn't get into anything maternal in my previous experience in LPN school. That was my main reason for going into the healthcare field in the first place. When I graduated high school, I was a computer freaking boring is that! I ended up quiting school and having a baby and decided to return to school as a practical nursing student. I quit that after a year (i was almost finished lacking 3 mo.) and had another child. That along with other circumstances which I will not divulge into on here kept me away from my dream. To make a LONG story short, I had one more child, moved, changed the way I lived and started my journey to becoming an RN. It has been a long time coming.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


Mary Virginia Wright
Oct 12, 1935-May 10, 2009
I just wanted to say few things about my grandmother. She passed away on Mother's Day evening. I will miss her wittiness and her kindness. She was a very special woman and she was the only one who really understood me. I couldn't get anything past her. She knew exactly what was going on in this crazy head of mine. I am thankful for the last 6 months that I have had with her. My kids got to know her and will have some good memories of her. R.I.P Nene, I will always love you.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


I passed my HESI with a 978!!! I am sooo glad that is over. The exam setup was just like what was in the little HESI book, but it was easier. I was making 50's and 60's on the one with the book. I am glad that I passed the first time so I don't have to take the written final.
Well, today is Mother's day and we are supposed to have a BBQ, but guess's RAINING. I guess we will just have to cook it all indoors.
I hope everyone has a GREAT Mother's day!

IV pics

Saturday, May 2, 2009

IV check offs!

I did it. I did my first IV perfectly!! I am so excited! Maybe I do have what it takes to be a I will post some pics of IV check offs as soon as my bestie Kim uploads them.
Meanwhile I am finishing up on my Pharmacology class and studying for the Mid-curricular at the same time. I am getting anxious. I so badly want to pass it the first time.
I hope I get to find out soon exactly where I will be "externing" this summer. I do know that I will be rotating through OB and ER. OB is where my heart is I think. I can't wait to know for sure if I like it. I think the ER will be fun cause I am I think that is where I will get the most skills. Everybody who comes to floor already has an IV and a Foley cuz they got one in the ER.
Anyways, Im stoked about this summer!