Saturday, March 13, 2010

Die...........eeeeen..



I have NEVER worked so hard in my life, and continue to be behind. One step forward, 3 steps back! On Friday, I worked until 10! I cannot believe I worked a 15 hr day! It's all that damn charting! It is absurd! Okay, I know it's important, but couldn't they break it down so it's one linear document, so you don't have to bounce around here then there, etc! My new preceptor is great, and VERY patient with me. I went to a full load (4) of patients and it went okay, but I was always behind, and my preceptor was picking up my slack. I was lucky too, that I didn't have any discharges or admits, or i reeeeeeally would've been behind. I am loving being with these older people, they are wonderful (well, you know, mostly), but I still have SOOOooooo much to learn.


On the other hand, it's still sooo strange to get a paycheck. I mean, I EARNED that baby, but it's still so strange. We are paying off a bunch of debt bit by bit, so I am totally thankful. As of right now, I'm working on Easter which is a drag, since I've ALWAYS been here for holidays. I knew this was coming but it is still very hard. At least I'll be home for St. Patty's Day which is big around here. Irish stew? Bread pudding? I absolutely can't stand corned beef.

Hubby and kids are doing well. K is gearing up for graduation and definitely struggling with this transition of more responsibility and the unknown. The boy is doing well and enjoying high school, and will soon be getting his goat...or sheep I can't remember. That will be loads of fun.

So...how is everyone else out there in blog land?? I am lurking at least. Have a great week, and good luck to those of you who are readying for nursing school graduation!

5 comments:

DV said...

Sounds like you're having a great time. I can't wait to finish school and actually get a steady paycheck as well. I'm sure you'll get faster with more experience.

Lorie said...

So glad to hear from you!! Sounds like work is coming along great.. don't worry about being behind... the more you work the more of a routine you will create to help you get through your day on time. Sounds like you are at a great place that is willing to mentor you through this "new" nurse adjustment. I bet you are doing great! The one downside to nursing is a hospital is open 24/7, holidays and weekends... I have been lucky as far as holidays go the past 13 yrs but there have been those holidays I have had to work.. and it is no fun but it is time and a half lol...

12 weeks at a time said...

It sounds like you're doing great! I can't wait to start. I'm going to be on a neuro ICU unit too!I'm so happy for you, please keep us updated on the progress!

KLS said...

Funny, as we're ending our journey a couple of my friends and I were studying today and I said something about feeling like it's one step forward, two steps back.

I can't wait to earn a paycheck!! Woohoo for you!!

As always, thank you for the support here and on FB, my California girl!!

KLS said...

I meant to say, not a big fan of regular corned beef here either. I was thinking of making corned beef hash, because I do like it. And so simple!!