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Survival Mode

Quick update-

I did not pass my Pharmacology exam.  Consequently, I reduced my hours at work.  I am feeling much better about that decision.  I love my job, but I can’t let that ruin my future dreams of becoming a Nurse.  I was getting exhausted with the little sleep I was getting.

My sleep ranged from 4-2 hours a day because I was working and I started to fall behind on my studying due to assignments….. Nursing school was (and still is) starting to come at me all at once- I have to stop and remind myself that I need to calm down.  I start letting my brain think of all the due dates, exams, quizzes, labs, assessments and then I start to think about failing- I start having almost like a panic attack.

I guess I don’t handle stress as great as I thought.

However, this is my first week of “Freedom from Work” I will only work 3 hours on Friday and about 8 hours on a Saturday (Told you I reduced my hours).  I am just glad I did not get fired.  All I need is  money for my car insurance and gas…that is all I need.  If I cannot afford to keep a phone- I can live without one!

Changing the Subject from me being broke-

Today we had math exam (Med doses) and an abbreviation exam.  I got a 100% on that so I feel a little better.  I don’t know how it is in other nursing schools, but here you pass only if you get a 77% and above.  So if I scored an 80 % that is not a B…its still a C- which totally  crushes how you perceive your performance, but hey at least I am passing right?

Now that I am in Nursing school, I will be content with just passing….Never thought I’d say that.

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Vital Competency

So far I’ve gone through two quizzes ( which I did not do as well as I wanted) and a Vital Competency.  I was mainly worried about getting my vitals right- since we had certain steps to go by or we would fail…..

We had about 15 minutes to finish this assessment and we did vitals, safety and patient privacy and oh yes- we assessed patient pain.

When my partner asked me to rate my pain, I said 2, then she asked me to describe my pain and I said “excruciating”.

She and I both passed and that is whats important.

Now I have to study for my Pharmacology exam this Wednesday.  I shall study for as long as I can everyday untill that day!

Gosh, I really wish I didn’t have to work!

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Week 2

In college I grew up hearing “Nursing School is very challenging,” and is it challenging?

…………Not one bit.

Totally kidding!
Yes, it is extremely challenging, and it is just the second week of school.

However, it is not as terrible as I first expected.  There is tons and tons of reading, that it is literally impossible to keep up with all of it.  Therefore, I find myself skimming through it a lot and picking up some important term and objectives that have been reviewed in class.

I don’t know how it is for other nursing students, but I am feeling a bit overwhelmed, because it is so much information that I feel that I am already behind.

Working does not help my case, but I need the money and quitting is out of the question.  I would like to cut my hours even more, but I have already cut it down to less than half of what I previously did.

However, I will remain an optimist and I will pass JR 1