Category Archives: Nursing Stuff

On Burnout

I’m tired. My brain is tired. My body is tired. I keep thinking that I’m getting to old for this s#*t, and then I have to remind myself that my grandmother was older than I am now when she finished nursing school. She had four children and three grandchildren to look after. I have a cat and two part-time jobs. And then I suck it up.


Just five more weeks in the semester…


I’m sure I’ve been this tired before, I just can’t remember when…


I was trying to sort the assignments I need to work on this week and my brain literally quit. I had no idea for a moment what I was even looking at.


Tomorrow is a clinical day, so I’m just going to prep for that, and maybe eat in the shower so I can sleep in my bed.

I Don’t Even Have Time for This Post Right Now

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I have my first exam on Monday but I just wanted to say hello gotta go now bye.

I See a Pattern Emerging…

…and I need to break it now.

Day one: I’ve outlined the readings, completed the written assignments, and I’m actually eager to get to class. I walk into class feeling prepared and confident.


I get home in the afternoon and take care of a few household matters, sit down to prepare for the next day…and discover I’m out of steam. I end up dragging myself through the rest of the evening, barely understanding what I’m reading, praying I’ll just pass out on my book.

Day two: What class is this? That’s due today, too? Crap! I left that on the printer! Quiz? Is she serious?


This is what happened last week, and here it is Tuesday of week two, and I’ve gone and done it again. Monday I was a rock star. Today I’m sitting in the very back trying to figure out how to salvage my shit.

But the fact of the matter is that I’ve got to keep rolling. And I’ve identified the issue early so I can fix it now. Make the appropriate adjustments and keep rolling. Because this semester isn’t going to wait for me to catch up.


I Deserve a Break Today…

This one is kind of stream of consciousness-y…

It was so nice to sleep in today.

Let me be upfront: I am a night person. So all these early mornings requiring critical thinking before the sun is properly up just seems wrong to me. Before school started, it was nothing for me to stay up until 0200 or even 0400 reading a book or watching an entire season of something on Netflix, because I knew I could, with earplugs, sleep through the morning. So this being on campus by 0730 is kinda kicking my butt. Continue reading

This Could Have Been a Totally Crappy Day

Today started out kinda crappy. I overslept because I didn’t click the right box in my new alarm app (Note to Self: No more new stuff until the semester ends!). Being late is unacceptable, so I hustled and managed to get ready (at a most basic level) in about 20 minutes. My housemate’s girlfriend dropped me off, and I still managed to be on time. I got to seminar and there was a quiz. On the second day of school. I had studied for the dosage calculation test, but honestly, I only gave the chapters on leadership and delegation a cursory glance. That will never happen again.  Continue reading

So, I’m going back to nursing school…

This one is a little long, so grab your favorite hot beverage and a comfy seat.

I could be your nurse someday

It’s a little something that I’ve been actively working on for a year now. I currently hold a license in California as a Licences Vocational Nurse (LVN). (Texas is the only other state with LVNs; other states issue licences for Practical Nurses, or LPNs.)* I earned my LVN at my local city college, and as I had also completed the general education requirements and all but one pre-requisite requirements for an associates degree, I earned that as well, graduating in the summer 2008. Continue reading

Hospital Video Interpreter | Getting On on HBO

Laughing hysterically, because I’ve been there

Just for laughs

I’m just going to leave this here…

I was going to try to list my favorites, but it’s like choosing a favorite child!


So, Why Nursing?

No idea

Recently I was listening to a podcast by nurses, and they were answering questions posed by a high school student. One of the questions was something along the lines of, “Why did you choose to become a nurse?” While the hosts were telling what led them to their career paths, I couldn’t help but think of my own. Continue reading