**Daily Chit Chat, Thursday, Sept. 15/05**

  1. Okay, my brain is in neutral right now and it's all I can do to keep from just crawling over to the couch and going back to sleep!! Yesterday I had some assignments of a different kind -- finishing up some reports from the summer. Serves me right for procrastinating.

    Other than that, let's see ... I have some Human Growth and Development reading to do .. I'm not exactly behind but I need to look the chapters through again because I do not feel I got everything out of them I should have! (and .. maybe never will lol) Yesterday I had a hair appointment and tried to read it then but since it was the first time since I really sat down to just "read" (not "study"), I felt like I was falling asleep. So I switched to a trashy celebrity magazine LOL.

    Also yesterday night was my second night of choir at the university. It was good but the treasurer was apparently mad at me for having the wrong e-mail address for him all summer long .. now what was I supposed to think since none of them bounced back and he didn't say anything? The man is a counselor by trade but I have found him very rude and annoying for the most part. Sheesh.

    So .. anyway, that's me in a nutshell for the past day!

    Question of the day: do you tend to procrastinate or always get things done ahead of time and if you are the second type of person, is the hectic pace of nursing school allowing you to do that?

    I'd say I do tend to procrastinate in general but it's more out of a stupid thought that I want to do everything perfectly and not feeling like I have to time to properly address it. I don't like the panicky feeling of never being caught up so I do my best to not give in to my procrastinative tendencies!

    Good day, everyone!! Today I have my first A&P lab!!!! Oooo
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   nursemommyof3
    What a week! I had to take a mental break last weekend, lol. Test results came in. Our first unit test I got an 88%, which I'm ok with, but an A would've been nice. A 75% is flunking, so I should be happy. We took out medical calculations test, which you needed a 90% on, otherwise you couldn't continue, I got a 100%. Plus, I passed my first skill out (position and transfer) on the first try, so I shouldn't complain!

    We did fluids/electrolytes, activies/exercise, skin integrity this week, and next week we'll do pharmacology, then it's time for another exam! EEKS!

    We start our clinicals next week, and I'm so excited! The other students on my group are great, all the more stuidious types, really wanting to be there. I'm glad for that, as I hate having to pick up the slacks for others.

    Question of the day: do you tend to procrastinate or always get things done ahead of time and if you are the second type of person, is the hectic pace of nursing school allowing you to do that?


    Hmmm, I tend to procrastinate things (like my weekly critical thinking is due each friday, and still need to do it). But things like a quick 10 minute assignment I'll do right then. I'm trying to stay ahead, especially now that we are starting clinicals, and have that paperwork/research to do!

    EEKS! LOL!
  4. by   kayel
    Quote from NurseMommyof3
    What a week! I had to take a mental break last weekend, lol. Test results came in. Our first unit test I got an 88% .......
    We start our clinicals next week, and I'm so excited! The other students on my group are great, all the more stuidious types, really wanting to be there. I'm glad for that, as I hate having to pick up the slacks for others.
    Good job on the test! That's an aweome mark! Well, I'm just reeling from a hard day of studying and just heading to do some more .. I'm definitely not used to this much thinking anymore!! Have a GREAT time in clinicals next week! Here's my day at the first A&P lab: http://allnurses.com/forums/showthre...69#post1318969 I just decided that there are people who want to rain on your parade, telling you how awful everything is all the time .. and I need a good coping mechanism to just back away slowly LOL!

    Take care!
  5. by   Momto3andNurse2B
    Quote from NurseMommyof3
    What a week! I had to take a mental break last weekend, lol. Test results came in. Our first unit test I got an 88%, which I'm ok with, but an A would've been nice. A 75% is flunking, so I should be happy. We took out medical calculations test, which you needed a 90% on, otherwise you couldn't continue, I got a 100%. Plus, I passed my first skill out (position and transfer) on the first try, so I shouldn't complain!
    Sounds like you are doing very well! On our first test, the highest grade in the class was an 86% and only about 6 that I know of passed, so I was actually pretty relieved to get a 78%. I can't believe I've gone from being satisfied with nothing less than an A to being happy that I'm passing. Quite a few students have already withdrawn. I'm still hoping I can pull out a B in this class...an A is pretty much out of reach at this point, since I'd need 145 out of the remaining 150 points available!

    We took our final in our dosage calc class this afternoon and I got 100% (we need 90% to pass the class, also.) I know of a few who didn't score a 90% and now have to repeat the class...ugh!

    We do all of our check offs in one giant return demonstration that includes vitals, physical assessment, hygiene, transferring/positioning, bedmaking. We get a make believe "patient" (our lab partner), who may have an IV, cath, right or left sided weakness, etc., and we have to do everything within an hour time allotment. I'm doing mine next Tuesday, and we have to pass to be allowed to go to the hospital (we get 2 tries). First day in the hospital is Wednesday, 9/28.

    Anyway, my point was...Great job!!!! Keep up the good work.

    kayel, I'll be watching Survivor tonight also. I have to admit, I'm a total reality TV junkie. Can't wait for the Amazing Race to start, it's my favorite!

    Enjoy your evening, and have a great day tomorrow!

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