First of all I want to say that I didn't mean to sound negative on my lasts posts. I was and I am still having a hard time with everything required to do in my first quarter of nursing school in such little amount of time. I love challenges and whether I feel overwhelmed and I have days that I think I don't have what it takes to be a good nurse, but please know that I am not a quiter! I am doing this and I plan (will try) to be the best I can be. So please stick around. I will survive! I promise!
I am taking a minute to reflect on my 2nd week of nursing school...and yes, it has been one crazy week...
Let me start by saying that It is true when people say that nursing school is hard. Yes it is hard -for me anyways-. It is so challenging in many different levels. It is challenging at school, at home, and it does affect your personal life/family as well. People say that at the end, all my hard work will be rewarded, and that nursing as a profession is a very rewarding career too, but I am already thinking when is this going to be over. I know it is wayyyy to early to feel this pressure but all I can say is that for me this is becoming to be a little stressful. On a good note, my husband is my greatest and most amazing cheerleader lol, he really keeps me going.
I don't know where to begin. This first week of nursing school has had a lot of ups and downs. I have met all my professors for this 1st quarter. My favorite one is the one who teaches Assessments (lecture and lab). I really like him and the best thing about him is that he is super funny and extremely knowledgeable. The other 3 are females (Pharmacotherapeutics, Fundamentals and Critical thinking for nurses). They are nice too.
My first day was very interesting. Within the first 5 minutes of me being in my first class the professor says something like this: "I don't text so get over it! so just email me or call me / You need to get to know your classmates fast because you are going to be touching each other often / Now turn your head to your right and left....chances are you wont see that classmate at graduation / You think you like your uniform, just wait till
Today while I was sitting outside my daughter's school, I was talking to other moms about my first 2 days of nursing school. One of the moms asked me how am I going to be able to deal with blood and needles. I told her that I wasn't sure because I haven't experienced it yet. But I am sure I will be fine. Then I told her that I was more worried about going to nursing homes in January. I have heard a lot of crazy stories about not only projectile vomiting but also projectile diarrhea, which comes with changing adult diapers too. I heard