On Friday I set foot in a hospital for the first time this semester! Even though it was a day of orientation and there was no patient contact, I still feel that it was a step in the right direction. This hospital does things very differently from the 5 other hospitals that I have done clinicals in -- and it seems like its all for the better! It will be difficult to learn some new policies and procedures, but a lot of what they do really makes sense. There will definitely be some transition time for me to get used to these new things, but I am looking forward to it! And guess where I am going to be???? Wait for it. . . .
THE EMERGENCY ROOM!!!! I am beyond excited as spending time in the ER has been one of my goals since I started Med/Surg last fall. I am anticipating a great experience and I can't wait to do my first rotation next Friday. Woot woot! I'm sure there will many tales to tell after this stint -- I'm hoping to see some things that I have never seen before. I am just hoping that my preceptor is good and happy to have a student - otherwise things can go downhill quick. We shall see. . .
In other news I was able to finish my legislative paper which was a feat in itself. A politician I am not, but I do think this experience has made me more politically aware and more able to navigate my state's legislation. Now that I am aware of some large health and safety related issues in my state I can better follow them and stay informed of where our little state is heading!
So two weeks are done -- only 13 more to go! I am using every spare moment to prepare for HESI and NCLEX so there is not much downtime even though my classes aren't all that demanding. I guess that is why they keep our course load light -- we can really get some good exam preparation in. Eat. Sleep. Breathe HESI and NCLEX! I joked to my husband that I am going to just leave a book in each room, that way whatever room I am in will tell me what book to read. It started out as a joke, but now it is starting to sound like it just might work. All of this means that unfortunately, this also rings true. . .