For those of you who don’t know, I am a night shift ER nurse. I go in at 6:30pm and come home at 7:30 in the morning. I typically work 4 to 5 nights a week, typically 2 on, 1 off, and repeat. I won’t always work these type of hours, but right now it… Continue reading Nights off When you Work Nights
I did it... I graduated, passed my boards, and landed my dream job as an ER nurse. So, what is life like as a new grad RN? I think my friend said it best with this meme. Every. Single. Day. And honestly, the feelings of being overwhelmed continue to get worse as you progress through… Continue reading Life as a new Nurse
Totally upfront here, the beginning of the blog is my normal style but it gets a little heavy at the end. Feel free to skip the ending. The big change for the week is that we were dog sitting for my inlaws. That's right, there were three dogs in my house this week. The extra… Continue reading Weekly blog 5
After passing my boards, my wonderful in-laws decided to treat my husband and I to dinner. My favorite restaurant in the city is a lovely little place called Decca, which specializes in New American cuisine. I wanted to do my makeup and pick an outfit that really highlighted my hair, which I am still obsessed… Continue reading NCLEX Celebratory Dinner Outfit
Warning: I use language in this post. I apologize if that is offensive to you and would recommend not reading further. For those of you who don’t know, NCLEX is the licensing exam for nurses. In Kentucky, all new grads get a six month provisional license, which is void the moment you take your boards…… Continue reading My Crazy NCLEX Experience
The weeks before starting at my job, I was a bundle of nerves and excitement. Between frantically studying for boards, I tried to prepare myself for starting at the ER. The fun side was a little bit of shopping for some new gear, as well as getting out some old favorites and a few gifts.… Continue reading New Nursing Gear
I chose not to attend my graduation since we all know this is not my first rodeo. However, it was really important to me to attend my pinning ceremony and I was go glad that I did. It was a wonderful day! The ceremony was nice and short: We received our awesome pins: I was… Continue reading Nurse Pinning
It must have been a trend when I was in college the first time, but no one I knew decorated their caps. It was a think that sorority girls did and I was a serious lit major. Now, close to a decade later, I am no longer so serious and much more willing to embrace… Continue reading Graduation Caps
Dear Readers, I am in my final week of my final class of nursing school. My next session will be practicum. In light of that, I will be taking a week off from the blog to focus on my finals. See you next week!
I have a job. Like a legit, real job. Four whole months before I graduated... and it feel's amazing. Job hunting as a nursing student was something I have never experienced before. I went on what felt like an endless number of interviews, but I received an offer from every hospital I interviewed with. I… Continue reading Job time!