If you’re a nursing student (or about to be), you already know that you need a stethoscope, tons of pens and highlighters and a reliable alarm clock. But here are a few nursing school supplies you may not even know you need (but you’ll absolutely LOVE life more if you have them!)
Just a few months after starting my first nursing job in the ICU, I was diagnosed with a chronic form of blood cancer. To say I was stressed is putting it mildly. On top of that, in 2013 I began having issues with my joints. They were swollen, painful and made it impossible for me to do my job. I went out on medical leave numerous times, cut my hours and even quit nursing for about a year while I pondered what my future options were.
Taking care of patients with neurological injury means managing their intracranial pressure, or as it’s commonly called, ICP. And when we say neurological injury, keep in mind that we’re not just talking about people getting bonked on the head with a 2 x 4. We’re talking about space-occupying lesions, hydrocephalus, intracranial hemorrhage, subdural/epidural hematoma, even severe hyponatremia…basically anything that’s a key player in (drum roll please….) the Monro-Kellie doctrine.
Greetings, Throwback Thursday fans! As has become the tradition around here, each week I share a blog post from my nursing school days. Enjoy!
Here’s the breakdown for how my first round of exams went…the first tests are always the most stressful since you don’t really know what to expect. So, in that regard I am very happy that they are over and done with!
Well lookie here! It’s Throwback Thursday time again! Each week I share a blog entry from my nursing school days. In this post, I’m stressing big time about the application process. I just want to go back and tell myself to take a chill pill, but knowing me I would have laughed at myself and stressed anyway. I never learn.
For this week’s TBT, we look back at the nursing school application essay I wrote way back when. Awww….
My Essay, CPR and My First Nursing Gadget!
So, I thought I would show you guys my essay that I wrote for one of the programs I am applying to. Let me know if, in the words of Meredith Grey, you would “Pick me…choose me!”
Hey, it’s Thursday, and we all know what that means! A time-traveling peak back to my nursing school days. This post highlights the nursing school application process. How fun!
As part of my journey to becoming an RN one must test one’s patience and good nature by undergoing the application process. Here is what mine entails:
Happy Throwback Thursday! Each week I re-post a blog entry from my nursing school days. In this post we are revisiting the joy that is Organic Chemistry. Have fun!
So what is 2,4 Dimethylhexane anyway?
With opening lines like that I plan to be ASTOUNDING at cocktail parties. So obviously this semester I am taking Organic Chemistry, but before you start freaking out let me clarify that this is a survey course of O-Chem and Biochem…so it’s not as horrific as straight O-Chem. I’ve heard it’s actually not that bad…AND, we get to make soap! Cool!
It’s that time again! Each Thursday, I dig up an old nursing school blog post for you guys…like an archeologist of doom. Haha. Enjoy!
I will be the first to admit that I am having The Most Un-Summer Summer Ever. I am taking the second component to Anatomy & Physiology and it is surprising how things like this just take over your life. One minute I’m chatty and interesting at parties and the next I’m only able to discuss lymph nodes and afterload. Riveting.