I'm Elizabeth Katherine and I'm an undergrad nursing student in Boston. This blog will primarily be used to rant and rave about the ins and outs of nursing school!
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Well, it’s the first day back and I’m glad to say it was quite the success. The day started off with a 3 hour nursing assessment lecture, a cancelled death & dying class, a celebratory lunch with friends & a shortened nursing ethics class. Definitely not complaining.
The rest of the week proves interesting, but we’ll see how it goes. I have my first lab of the new year tomorrow, WITHOUT SCRUBS, score. As for professors? Not too bad. Young, not bad though. I had a lot more to say last semester, but I really have no worries so far. I’m hoping to improve my GPA by atleast .3-.4 this semester so I could be happy, but as long as I pass pathopharm I’ll be thanking the nursing gods a million times.
Anyways, must unpack my clothes, pour myself a glass of wine & continue the hunt for a new apartment!
So I just sent in my final assignment for the semester, my religion paper. I wrote about the differences in civilization today in Egypt with Islamic culture versus civilization in 1400 Egypt with Christianity in reference to religion. The paper was only 7 pages long. 9 with a cover and a references page. It took me a total of 4 days to write an outline, and 9 hours today to actually write. My only words? HORRIFIED.
I’d like to warn all nursing students to never take a religions class amidst major nursing classes. It doesn’t end well.
So I tried something to boost my grade with him, which is none of any of your business, but I’m hoping it works! Historical museums really are your friend though when dealing with an arts and literature teacher :)
So now, I’m going to bed, and starting tomorrow off with a 4 hour nursing 215 review session, a few hours of work, and some serious studying for finals. Which are this week.
So, bye for now, I’ll be on Friday night, hopefully with a tall margarita in hand.
It’s crazy how you could go your entire life without thinking about death and then one day, something bad happens and all of a sudden, it consumes your entire being, your thoughts, your dreams, your realities.
rest easy to the people we’ve lost over the years,
and to the three wonderful people we’ve lost these
past two months. never forgotten, loved forever.
Popping in to say that I passed my nursing skills med practicum on this fine, rainy morning :)
Chat more later, I have studying to do all day!
So tomorrow is my final med skills practicum, including IV hookups, wound care, foley/straight catheters, and vital signs. Now, all of this sounds easy and I’ve done them over and over again in practice and at work, but I’m literally petrified. Everyone thats taken it so far has passed, which is a good sign, I’m just super nervous and I wish I wasn’t because I know ultimately I’ll be fine.
On a side note, today I went to the head of my school literature department whom I’m her work student worker/slave (don’t get me wrong, I love her to pieces) and exclaimed how one of her teachers under her is basically screwing all of his nursing students over in a RELIGION class.. religion -_- .. we’re nursing students, we don’t care about who the cousin of abrahams mothers father is, really we don’t. Anyway, she explained to me how to outline the paper and atleast attempt to pass with a decent grade, hopefully it works.
The rest of today brings microbio “clean up” lab, leading to our microlab practicum on thursday… should be fabulous.
Thank God finals are almost here and over and I can finally relax for a few weeks during christmas break. But then theres pathopharm in the spring! wahoo!
Time for some desperate housewives, and writing this fabulous religion paper.
Went to go write a paper, and ended up here instead. It’s so funny how something that actually interests you could make you write for days, hours, years even. Yet, a religious paper about a religion I share no common knowledge with holds absolutely no appeal to me. Give me a paper on phlebitis or URI’s and I’m there.
Someone give me some motivation to write this paper, or to give my professor a really good reason why I can’t.
Write more tomorrow,
So this is the last week of classes before finals week. And here at MCP, thats nothing but stress, tears, and emotional train-wrecks. Thankfully, I’m not the only one who feels that way. I’m stressed out beyond belief. My grades right now are pretty good. One A, the rest between B & B+. I’m feeling pretty good about going into finals, it’s just the MCP hyped up pressure getting there that makes life so much worse. I made a good ending to this week purposely for myself, so I focus before and after, and have a little break. Bruins game Thursday night, Family Christmas Party friday night, and North Shore Music Theater Saturday night to see the yearly classic, A Christmas Carol.
This semester feels like it has flown by, and I’m not complaining. I’m just so thankful to get through all of these weeks, and still maintain a decent GPA, and no warnings!
Again, I’m hoping to get back into this blog as to have a place of my own to vent, and hopefully not be judged.
Good luck fellow nursing students and friends this finals season!