Thursday, November 10, 2011

What a month!

Well it's been over a month since I posted on here. School has been crazy busy, lots of new material, and several projects. I'm enjoying it, though I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that I have less than 6 months until I graduate. It just boggles the mind. I've been in school for so long that I don't know what I'm going to do with myself when I don't have to study.

I worked my first graveyard shifts for peds last month, which was an interesting experience. One night isn't hard, it's when you have multiple days in a row that kick your tail. It was very educational to say the least. I learned that peds might actually be a viable place for me. I know I certainly enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Of course, getting to be precepted at Vanderbilt Monroe Carroll's Children's Hospital didn't hurt my feelings either!
They have some wonderful nurses up there and it was an honor to be there with them. And the patients! Lot's of sweet kids up there.

This month is Critical care in Lebanon. 6 nights (all 12's ) between now and Thanksgiving. I'm really looking forward to the experience, however I will be a very tired student when it's all said & done. Thank goodness break is just around the corner!

175 days left....I don't know whether to be excited or terrified. Success is a scary thing, it means that all those pipe dreams I've had over the years now have a very real chance of becoming reality. Guess it's time to be careful what I wish for!