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Nursing, Betches.

That’s right, guys. The sass is back in action. It’s 0330 on my night off—> real talk coming atcha.

So, a lot of shit has happened since my last post. Let’s catch up.

I took a new job! SAYYY WHAA?! No typo here. You are reading the blog of a new medicine ICU RN. Suck it, nurse recruitment. I still made it. (If you’re lost by that reference, I’m pretty sure I told you all about being forced into my current position. See that post here.) I start my new job in 2 weeks, right after I return from vacay. That was also not a typo. I finally got some vacation time! Here I come 2 patient load…all day, erryday. Oh, except for when they’re singled.

*Fist bumps self*

photo credit: someecard, google.com

 

Even though I’m obviously very excited about my new position…my heart is breaking to leave my nursey family. I was able to convince one of my work wives to come with me. So, that’s awesome. But…the closer it gets, the more anxious I get. What if these new people hate me? What if they think I’m dumb? What if I really do turn out to be the stereotypical nurse that my unit produces — according to the rest of the hospital, that is?! FREAKING OUT. Also, it kinda sucks to start allll over again. That means, working all the holidays, more weekend shifts, etc. Let’s stop talking about it. I took this job to get my sanity back. At least, that’s what I thought.

My “new nurse blues” have calmed down a bit. I still sleep a lot. Just a part of night shift, I guess. And, I  don’t find myself getting as angry with the residents. Bless their little hearts. However, I have a sneaky suspicion that come July, my frustration will return. Let’s all just hope that doesn’t happen. For my husband’s sake.

Let’s see, what else is new? Oh, yasss…I’m currently awaiting my acceptance (or denial?) letter for an acute care DNP program. I’m going to go with acceptance. Positivity is the key to life, right? Or some other kind of “Confucius say” shit. Whatevs. I’m supposed to find out sometime this week. Next week by the latest. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. I seriously think I’m losing it. (Hello, Rach? Remember nursing school? You cried every.single.day. of second semester. Do you want a repeat? Did you really love having no free time for friends, family, and fun? Then go ahead. Go back to school, but don’t say I didn’t warn ya. Dammit, Taylor! Always there with your catchy lyrics.) Sorry, I had a moment there.

Internet, I hope life is treating you well. To the nursing students who follow my blog…hang in there! The semester is almost over! To those getting ready to graduate, stay strong. You can do it! Let me know what’s up by leaving a comment. I love to hear from you guys!

-Rach

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*Cough* Is this thing on?

Hello, World Wide Web!

I’ve been debating on whether or not to join the blogging fad and I’ve finally given in. Until this point in my life I felt like I didn’t have anything interesting to talk about. Well, that’s all about to change. I just got accepted into the clinical rotation portion of my bachelor’s degree nursing program! And who doesn’t love a good story about blood, guts, and poop? I’ll try to stick to the main theme of nursing school, but I can’t promise that I won’t wander into other territory. I’m hoping to connect with other nursing students, those thinking about becoming a nursing student, and those who are already nurses!

About my nursing career so far:

I am a Senior student with 2 years of school left. Yes, that means 6 years of college total. I took the scenic route, ok!? I avoided choosing the nursing major right off the bat because I considered it cop-out major. It seems that EVERYONE chooses nursing. At the time I didn’t know that EVERYONE doesn’t make it through nursing. When I finally gave in to the notion of nursing, I absolutely fell in LOVE with it! This is the calling that God has given me and I thank Him everyday for that! Anyway, my future goal is to work ER/ICU and eventually get into flight nursing. I like to live on the edge.

I guess that’s enough for now. Who knows if anyone will even find this blog. If you’re out there, let me know!

-Rach

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