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Sean Dent: Happy re-birthday to me. The day I should have died. 15 years later. – My Strong Medicine


8 Inspiring Nursing Quotes to Keep You Going

From Inside the Orlando Shooting: Meet the Nursing Student Who Was There – Scrubs – The Leading Lifestyle Nursing Magazine Featuring Inspirational and Informational Nursing ArticlesScrubs – The Leading Lifestyle Nursing Magazine Featuring Inspirational and Informational Nursing Articles


Marina's Musings

After finally having the chance to hear about and read up on Orlando, there are some things I need to express, though I’m not sure I’ll be the most composed or well-written about it.

First, all of my love goes out to the LGBT+ community of Orlando and their families as they wait for more news of the victims going forward. I cannot fathom the personal tragedies they must be going through.

What’s important to understand at this time, though, is that it’s not about how we feel about this, so much as what are we going to do about it. This is not an issue that can be de-politicized. This was the deadliest mass shooting in US history, and one that could have been prevented. Sensible gun control is not about “the government taking away all our guns” — it’s about maybe (just maybe) not allowing untrained civilians easy…

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Sorry I’ve Been Such a Stranger…

Last day of clinicals today. So much to say, no energy to say it.

More to come…


4 Myths About Nurses

‘You want a description of hell?’ OxyContin’s 12-hour problem #InvestigatingOxy – Los Angeles Times

A Moment: The Nurse and the Med Student

She was a professional nurse at our hospital, not much older than me, and with no time during shift-work to see her private gynaecologist, she made the scary decision to come to the hospital’…

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Hitting the Ground (and Getting Up) Running

So I had my first day of registered nursing school today. Because I’m Advanced Placement,  I started with the second year students and I’ll be finished in December. In one day I experienced orientation, lecture, and an in-class group assignment.

Tomorrow, I have a quiz on leadership and management, as well as an exam on dosage calculation using dimensional analysis. Tomorrow is the second day of class. And I haven’t finished the leadership and management readings.

But I’m not complaining, because I’m grateful to be here.


So It Begins…

Class officially begins February 16, but we already have reading assignments and case studies. I’ve meet a couple of potential study buddies, organized my materials into a system, and notified all my friends and family that I’ll be unavailable until June.

A lot has changed since I was in the VN program, namely in the area of technology. I have access to three of my textbooks on my mobile devices, allowing highlighting and annotation. It also has practice questions, with links to related chapters. This means I won’t have to lug 75 lbs to class, and I have no excuse for not studying, because my main textbooks are always with me.


Where has this been all my life?