Monday, May 25, 2009

Two preceptor days to go...

Yep, tomorrow, then Thursday, then DONE ta DONE DONE..........DOOOOOOOOONE!

CANNOT wait! I'm telling you, I'm feeling darned giddy. A week from Thursday is our pinning. Again...cannot wait. And then? My focus will change again, hitting the books and studying like heck for NCLEX.

My preceptoring has gone pretty well in mother baby. It has been a drastic change from med/surg. Not just the medications or patients, but the PAPERWORK! OY!!! There's a big book and small book for the mom, then a big book and a small book for the babe. And yes, you do charting in all of them! That has been the hardest thing to keep straight and to keep up on. And you don't have CNA's to do a lot of the work they do in med/surg. We do all the bed changes, all the vitals but the 8am's, removing trays, getting towels, supplies etc. And the vitals? You can have to check them every hour for one patient, every four, for another, every 8 for another. And then the same variety for your baby's! It has been tricky to keep straight, let me tell you! Thennnnn, if the mother is nursing, or sleeping you can't bother them, if the baby's nursing, can't bother them so then all those vitals hours gets screwed up, I forget, I get behind, then it all piles up, urgh! Whew! Thanks for letting me vent, I feel a tad better. It's not difficult nursing just busy. I made up a new report sheet to help me stay better organized, and I think it's helping a bit. So that's what I've been up to.

How 'bout you? How's school, work or your family??? Do tell!


LivingDeadNurse said...

wow...i can tell by your post that your happy or over I am glad your almost done....I wish I was there already myself...good luck!

KLS said...

Ok, so it makes me nervous but at the same time, excited. How sick am I??

Congrats on your last days as a student nurse!

maggie said...

Wow! You are almost there! Congrats!