9.30.2009

Almost a nurse...

The last five weeks I spent most of my time at TMC on the Women's Care Unit completing my preceptorship (or free internship for those of you who are like what in the world is that). We had antepartum patients on bed rest and women having gynecological surgeries. I worked with an absolutely wonderful RN named Korene who I was very sad to leave after my twelve shifts were done. She was very calm and confident in her own abilities and made me feel like I could not only be a nurse but a good one! I really enjoyed my time there and am so glad that it turned out better than I could have imagined. There is nothing wrong with being a PCT (and I have a TON of respect for those who are) but my year as a tech made me feel as though I might not like being a nurse...luckily that is not the case! Even while precepting I was able to really make a difference for my patients. Now I am done and only have lecture on Monday's and Community Health on Tuesday's until the end of the semester! Graduation will be December 18th at 2pm and I couldn't be MORE excited! Most of the hospitals will be putting their new grad programs up in November so that is when I can begin applying for jobs. I plan to apply for NICU, L&D, PICU, and ER at all the major hospitals in town. I really would love to be in the NICU right away (especially since I would like to go to grad school in two years) but there are some other places I would also love to get experience in. I am not worried about getting hired...just where I will get hired. Until then I will be working as a nanny and finishing my Honor's Thesis...I really need to get on that, LOL! Well that is pretty much all that has been happening with my school life.Brant and I are just beginning to work on this transition from college life to the real world and are so excited to see what God has in store for us! It will be so fun to move on to another chapter in our lives...our careers, babies, a house :-)...and just continuing to enjoy marriage.

4 comments:

NayNay said...

That's so exciting luv. You're almost done! I hope the little time you have left goes well. You will be an amazing nurse because you care so much for people. Congrats on almost being done!!

Mrs Salonga said...

I can't believe you are THAT close to being done! Congrats!

The Pritchard Party said...

How exciting! My mom is in nursing school right now, so I look forward to the day that she's in your position.

You will totally be a great nurse! I'm excited to hear where you end up.

Megan said...

First of all, I love the new look of your blog. And second of all, I am so happy for you! I know that you've been working so hard and soon its all going to pay off! You're going to be a wonderful nurse!

I can't wait until you can come back to Phoenix and work so I can see you more often...until then, I guess we're going to have to make more regular trips to Tucson to see you guys! :)

AND yes, I am up before 5am...I should be doing my classroom inventory that's due today, but here I am...commenting!