Sunday, September 09, 2007

Life is good....

Yeah, I continue to have a great experience at my new college and L & D clinicals. Me and my fellow transferees are constantly in awe at what we hear from instructors, and what is required of us. An absolutely positive experience. I am very overwhelmed however with our IV book. I swear i'm reading russian. I get how to run the IV machines, but the IV book so far is a lot of chemistry which i never took. We will have our first exam in a wk and a half, and from what I hear, most of the questions will come straight from the texts. I'm good with the mother/baby text, but I worry about the IV one. I will go to lab tomorrow, to see if i can get some help.

Last wk was amazing as I actually got to watch a real live baby get born! It was pure magic. Just completely amazing seeing one born from that angle. I tell you i could not stop smiling. I also got to observe up close an epidural being administered. What made that so interesting is that the anesth. was completely teaching/explaining to me personally each and every step. I've never seen a Dr. want to help out a student, me, before. It was great. I did get to be up close through the whole delivery, and after. By far the best day I've EVER had at clinicals.

Tuesday I will give my first Foley. I'm up for it!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update!I am so glad that your new school is a good fit. As a pre-nursing student, everybody is sure to let me know that NS is sooo hard and that hell is a better place to be. I am glad to know that the right school can make the difference.

Nursapalooza said...

sad... but true. It can be total hell. I will never forget how many girls I watched crying from the stress, and the one girl puking in the middle of an exam. Ask around find a good one, even if you have to wait to get in. So, T, I guess you are not someone I've met? Thanks for visiting!