Well my spring break started off good by celebrating the hubbies birthday with some friends. We had a great time but now it's back to the grind.
School is boring though so how about that health care reform thing? Yes I said THING. What is your opinion on it? I myself am worried about it. I'll be the first to say I am the most unpolitical person you'll meet. I find it boring and full of big babies. Politicians are babies and of course my hatred for confrontation could have something to do with it. Regardless this is something that will affect us all.
OK. Here are going out pics. Enjoy!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Posted by Sandi at 6:57 AM
Saturday, March 13, 2010
I had a huge "test" that I had to pass yesterday. I put that in quotes because it is actually called a proficiency and it involves a series of hands on tasks. I had to learn how to do a focused cardiac, abdominal and respiratory exam. Then I had to learn a basic exam on top of this. Then when I went in I would choose between the three focused exams blindly, not knowing which I would get, then I would perform that exam on a fellow student with my teacher watching. If I failed I would have to do it again after two practices and have a teacher watching and possibly video taping it. Then the teachers would all confer together and decide if I should pass. If I didn't, I failed the class.
SO you can understand this was a stressful freaking week for me. My friends and I have been crazy this week. I have been giving exams to my pillows!!! I tell you, it's very difficult learning all of those from start to finish IN order. But I did. Yep. You heard me.
I PASSED!!!! I ended up drawing cardiac, the one I really wanted. I started practicing it first and it's the one I wanted. I have been so nervous because at the end of the actual exam you did the full basic exam too, then you have to the write up an entire report based on subjective material, the objective material including results of the exam. Like what heart sounds are heard where and where they are loudest, if you hear murmurs etc. But I did it. I passed and yeah I am freaking out.
Spring break this week and I am soooooo partying tonight!!!!
Posted by Sandi at 10:37 AM
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Literally they are flying by for me. I have so much to do. I am really busy with school these days. Sometimes I feel like I can NOT do this. I must be insane. Other days I am really excited and feel this is exactly what I want to do. Things get hard, but I guess that is life. I don't want everything handed to me. I want to prove myself not just to others but myself. I need to do this.
Today was busy and tomorrow isn't looking different. I have class then a Meds practice and then a Health Assessment practice. My dad will begin at 8 a.m. and end around 5:30 p.m. Well, the class part. Then I come home, study study study, homework, etc. I have to do so many things that I won't even bother trying to explain it.
Eventually this blog could turn into "Advice, From Nurse Sandi" Ha!
Posted by Sandi at 7:09 PM