The way I see it

And She’s Back

For a while I was unable to write anything on the ‘body’ of my post, but after complaining about it….it got fixed =)

So many things have happened and I feel like I have failed as a “blogger” and I will do my best to update you on the most important parts.

First of all, can any of you believe that it is October third?
December 6 is my last day of JR 1, insane right? I feel like I just started Nursing school.  Time is slipping from my hands!

Anyhow,

This past week we were quizzed with Cranial Nerves.  I actually did pretty good, but I still need to do better to bump my grade up.  I am not necessarily failing the course, but I am not passing with flying colors ( which is what I am trying to do).  Cranial Nerves can be sort of hard to learn them, but I have two methods that seriously helped me remember them and I want to share them with you.
There is this amazing video that is pretty accurate (except for cranial nerve #4, it is downward, NOT upward).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqNFmBGHs2I

Also,  there is a drawing that I thought I should share with you all- that helped me the most.  I was not the creator of the drawing, I am simply passing on the good wisdom that I was given.

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This coming week I have the HEENT, hair, skin and nails competency, Neuro competency and injection competency (Subcutaneous, IM, ID).  I can hardly wait…………………………….

We practiced today our injections (on real people!) and my hand was visibly shaking.  I was most likely shaking because I couldn’t get over the fact that my instructor was right there watching.  Its weird, his presence should have made me feel better, but I kept thinking he was going to say “Stop! You’ve dug your needle way to deep into the patient!”

He did not yell at me of course.  I just tend to think of the worst possible scenario as a natural reflex, its just the way I roll.  I do have to admit that the faculty is pretty awesome.  They are incredibly helpful and they really want to see us succeed.

I am having a really great experience and I know that sometimes I complain about the work, time and school, but its nursing school so its expected, plus I’m loving every minute of it!

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