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
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
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!
I have recently had a few questions about why I am no longer writing about nursing school. The deal is that nursing school has been, well, hell. It has been a miserable experience, only made livable by the fact I have wonderful classmates, a supportive spouse, and a dog who lets me cuddle her whenever… Continue reading Why I Stopped Writing About Nursing School
I thought it might be interesting for those of you who are thinking about nursing school to see what a day in nursing school is like – with lots of emphasis on food. My days in class are varied but the general gist is that I usually am in class except for clinicals twice a… Continue reading A Day in Nursing School
I am almost finished with my second session of my accelerated nursing program, so I thought I would give an update about how this session is going. This session I took Med Surg I, which is basically adult nursing I. I will have four of these courses in my program. During this session, we began… Continue reading Second Session
If you’re curious about what your schedule looks like when you’re a second degree nursing program, I am happy to share my experience. Now, I am incredibly blessed that I am not working currently, so I can focus totally on my school work. Not everyone is blessed to be able to do that, but the… Continue reading Schedule for Nursing School
Goal Check in time! Big, most important goal: Get in to nursing school -Lose 20 14.7 8.9 pounds. Last update, I was down to 173.4 lbs, which was a weight loss of 5.3 lbs. Since then I have dropped to 167.6 (my all time adult low weight!). That is an additional 5.8 pounds lost, resulting in a… Continue reading 5 month check in!