Thursday, June 27, 2013

Every End Leads To A New Beginning

I have decided to close this blog and start another that will follow through my new career as a Registered Nurse.Here is the link to the new blog: MissLoRNAdventures. Thank you for sharing these past few years with me. I hope you have enjoyed watching me grow to this point !

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Things Are Changing Around Here !

So now I am a graduate nurse.....a GN ! Yippee !

I am going to make some changes to this blog, starting with the name of my blog. After all, I am no longer a wanna be or a gonna be, I AM ! As soon as I take and pass the NCLEX, I will be changing the something. I haven't figured out what yet. Hmmmm.......

I have applied for and interviewed for a position on a cardiac stepdown/telemetry unit. I haven't heard back yet as to whether or not I will have the job. I am sitting....hoping....praying..... I will let you know when I know.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Wow! What a Day!

I wrote this post about three years ago, not sure why it never got posted. Strange.

Today was a craptastic day. (is that a word?) When I looked on the board and saw my assignment, I knew, right then, first things this morning that today was going to s-u-c-k! And it did. Totally.

I work at a hospital as a float aide. Don't get me wrong, I love my job. A whole bunches even. But I don't love the floor that I worked on today. In fact, it was the same floor that I blogged about last time.


You didn't read my last blog?

Sigh...go. Read. Now.

Back to my craptastic day. One thing I have learned is how family members have a tendacy to take over and be a pain in the rear. Today I had one of those family members that drove me crazy. She would tell the patient what she wanted, then push the call light. Let me give you an example. "Mom, you really should lay down, you have been sitting too long" (15 minutes after it took three of us to put her in the chair), "Mom, you need to go to the bathroom. Mom, you need a pain pill. Mom, Mom, MOM!!!!!!" I spent the vast majority of my day in one room. Forget the 8 other patients that needed my help. I was constantly called in that room. THAT ROOM.

And why is it that the nurse was avoiding that room like the plague? What frustrated me even more was when I got called into the room for medications and I dont even administer meds! Worse yet, the RN was sitting right in front of the room and blatantly ignored the light. I know that she was as frustrated as I, however, when I am 3/4 the way down the hall, it really sucks to have to turn around, go to that room, THAT ROOM, just to hear, "mom would like some pain, anxiety, whatever pills." Under my breath, just slightly, I one time said "so would I".

IMO, I think it would have been a decent day if her daughter would have stayed home. I am not at all above helping my patients. I love my patients. Even the crotchety ones. It's the family members I can do without. At least THOSE ones.

So that is what made for a craptastic day. I think I earned kicking my feet up and sipping some wine.

Today I Graduated....

Yes I did. I graduated with an Associate Degree in Nursing. I am a nurse. What a journey !

Friday, March 22, 2013

Almost There!!

Graduation is 6 weeks away! I can't believe it! Soon I will be CrazyRN!!

Monday, August 20, 2012

YAY!! I am a nurse. I passed the NCLEX PN! I am so excited. I already applied for an LPN position at the hospital I am working at. Keep your fingers crossed that I get the job.

If becoming an LPN feels this good, I can't wait to see what becoming an RN feels like! GOOOO ME!!!!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Wow! I'm honored!

I just received an email that states I have been nominated for a blogger award. That's pretty awesome! Thank you to whoever nominated me.

Life has been interesting. I have successfully finished first year and am moving into the second and well, not so final year. I am going to keep going after getting my ADN and work toward a BSN, then who knows, I may keep chugging along!

I took the NCLEX PN today. I'm not sure why I took it, as I probably wont work as a LPN, but the experience was worth it. That NCLEX is no joke. That's all I have to say about that!

I will try to keep you updated on second year. I hear it's going to be pretty interesting!