Wednesday, January 25, 2012

My head hurts

So I made it through orientation at the psychiatric hospital. I am so glad its only for 10 weeks. My exercise has been my walking or running around campus this week. My sleeplessness is starting to catch up to contacts bothered me so much today I couldn't wait to get rid of them.
Starting to feel a little more organized as I start to see what's expected of me in each of my clinicals. We'll see how Friday goes.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

You want me to do what????

Well its barely Tues morning and I am ready for the weekend....Now! Monday was pretty good, too much talking (got a little sleepy) but I think Community Health will go well. So much to do...gotta think of an infectious disease and a topic to teach teenagers. I hope our group comes up with something interesting to teach to the class at the end of the semester.
I had hoped to be done with my psych hours but no....I've got to watch two movies AND complete 8 hours of meetings. So I have 7.5 hours to go to finish the total 12 I need for the class.
I'm not even going to try to translate my Gero syllabus, I'll let the professor tell me what to do, how to do it and when it's due.
First Medical Spanish class went well. It was a highlight for yesterday.
Gonna be a long 15 weeks!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Captain's Personal Log Stardate January Supplemental

Oh my Lord! My schedule is so full I sometimes don't know if I'm coming or going. 17 units is making be feel a bit on the overwhelmed side. I am enjoying myself while working on the unit...I feel like a real nurse. Getting confident with where things are located and helping the staff in any way that I can. My diet is kinda out the window at the moment, I'm eating right but finding time to really workout is proving a major challenge. I hope once I complete the extra hours I need for Gero and Psych my life will quiet a little.
Missing the Commander and the crew......

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Captain's Personal Log Stardate January 10, 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy!
Helped out with the new nursing student orientation today. Everything went great but I am tired. Started getting emails from my new professors....must get 8 additional hours to meet my pysch nursing requirements....might try to do 2 this week. Plus on Thursday I'll be going to Kaiser for the first time....excited.
Bought a new scrub top today...$68! I could have bought myself a few items for that. At least it will look nice, wish I could have gotten the new ladies top they no offer.
Tomorrow I will be at school AGAIN, helping make a movie about sim lab. I pray other students show up and that things go well and we get it done in a few hours.
Time to rest.
Captain Out.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Captain's Personal Log Stardate January 2012

Now that orientation is over it is time for me to start to get to know the nurses on the unit. So far I am registered for 14 units but the externship is going to add an additional 2-3 units. Thankfully it looks like I'll be able to do my shifts of 7-3 on Friday and Saturday. I am praying now I get partnered with a great nurse and that I continue to be open to learning. I am so excited about coming to the completion of everything I started so long ago. It will be nice to lay down my student role for a bit to just work and take real vacations and have money again!

Great 60 minute workout today...I feel great! Got to make sure to schedule in exercise so I can stay on top of all I need to do this coming semester.

Love's Shelter is almost complete....made some major changes, thorough proofreading, taking my time. Every six months sounds like a great idea to allow me to continue my writing.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Captain's Log Stardate 010420.12

Another great day, was able to get 30 minutes of exercise done before heading to day 2 of orientation. Trying to get myself organized so I can get all the experience I need and then move forward to having a fulltime position. In less than 365 days I will graduate from nursing school AND most importantly I will be a healthier, slimmer me!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Captain's Personal Log Stardate January 2012 Supplemental

First day of orientation today. Went well, got my new ID badge, toured my new unit, and tried to remain calm at how busy I will be in the next 5 months. It was great to talk to some many students who are graduating this May. I'm going to use my time on Med-Surg to really build my skills and prepare for being a great nurse. For summer and the fall I will request postpartum since L&D is where I want to be.
Didn't get to work out since the Commander was severely under the weather and had to spend the day in sickbay. Never seen him this sick. Pray he is better tomorrow so I can get back on track. I'm going to need all the extra energy I can get.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

Captain's Personal Log:
Though I didn't get to my "usual" exercises I did complete one of my goals today....cleared out my closet. I filled up 2 large bags of clothing I'm not going to wear again and that are so out of style I wouldn't want to wear them again. My closet is now ready to receive clothing that will highlight the new me!