I can’t believe that January is half way over as well as this school year. The more I think about the few months I have left, the more excited I become. Each day has its trials filled with thoughts that school will never end. I am so proud of my friends and I. This journey has been one of the hardest things mentally and physically that I have ever had to do. Making time to balance life, marriage, motherhood, and school is such a huge feat for me and I am trying to embrace this opportunity fully with thankfulness instead of stress. Although, stress tries to grab a hold of me most days.
Clinicals are a lot of fun now that we are able to do most of everything that the other nurses get to do. I can’t say what all we get to do but I have worked and/or observed in: the ER, on a med surg floor, OR, women’s clinic, and radiology. I can’t wait until next month when we start OB and pediatrics (OB is what I am going into).
The workload is more. We just finished pharmacology and had a really big test to pass. The Board of Nursing requires us to pass a competency test with a 95% or above before we can move on in the program and administer medications. You are able to have three attempts or you are out and can reapply for the program next year. Thankfully, this week I crossed that bridge and passed. What a relief. The thought to come so far and not pass that exam was enough to break out in hives and cause stomach ulcers. Literally.
I’ve been so blessed with a supportive family and the love + strength through Christ to make it thus far. I am so excited for the next few months with a lot of new things to learn. I’ve been counting down the days until I can work in L+D/nursery. A dream of mine.
Thank you for following along with this educational and future career journey of mine as well as all of the love and support. :)