Dear God!!!!!!!!

  1. Hey folks

    Just finished my first clinical orientation for this year. Professor is a doll, and will be a lot of fun to work with. The class is Rural Public Health nursing. LOTS of reading already, which I expected, but after spending 7 hours in orientation, and having my mind absolutely PACKED with info, I still have another 1.5 hour class today. Feeling overwhelmed too, which is natural (we all feel that way sometime or another). Need to take a breather, so that is why I am posting right now. Just wanted to come SCREAM!!

    Not to mention that when I got home after a long day, I got a long email from another student nurse who was pretty pissed at me for something I had posted a while ago. Its ok though, I apologized for my previous opinions on this board already. Those of you in the student support group that night we talked were ok, and know the situation. If someone chooses not to accept my apology that is their right. I cant make them take it, but atleast I offered it. I value her opinion regardless of whether we agree or not.

    Its not that I mind debate. I actually love to debate, and love playing the "Devil's Advocate" to spark something interesting. But isnt it odd how even after someone has apologized for not being as supportive as they should have been, and someone who you were trying to apologize to (not her personally, just ADNs in general) choose to send emails that attempt to but myself, and my nursing program down? I attempt to be supportive regardless, but after a long day, the rude email was NOT what i needed. Its ok though, Im a tough one, and a survivor Those who appreciate me, thanks, those who don't, its ok I wont hold it against you

    Hope everyone had a good day, school is a lot to take in! You can do it

    BrandyBSN
    Last edit by BrandyBSN on Aug 29, '01
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  3. by   CarolineRn
    Brandy, thanks for sharing your experiences with us! I had my first clinical orientation today, and met my clinical instructor. I was so nervous, expecting some uptight, anal retentive person with little to no personality. What a happy suprise to meet Karen, a lovely lady with a great sense of humor, and a reassuring presence. She has many years expericence, and is willing to share as much as she can. What a relief! I had heard nightmare stories from some of the upper level students about some of the clinical instructors at my school.

    Anyway, Have you had a chance to put any thought to the idea we had the other night for the chat topic shcedule? Let me know if you need some help!

    See ya!
    CarolineRn aka TrippinAphrodite
    Last edit by BrandyBSN on Aug 29, '01
  4. by   BrandyBSN
    Hi there! and YES!!! I have thought a LOT about the chat topics, but as of yet, no one has emailed me anything they would really like to talk about. I am thinking of adding a page to my website, since my URL is in every post I make with Topics that you all send me, and thought about making it a question and answer type of page, so that even those who couldnt make it to our chat sessions would be able to read what we talked about.

    I am free most nights, and will soon have an NSA (nursing students association) meeting every other monday, but that shouldnt cut into the time a whole lot. I was thinking that after a week or two, once everyone is sure of what their schedule would be, and the times that they will have free, we would be sure to set everything up. This week is a little stressful for me (ok, i lied, its a lot stressful right now), but I am still open to suggestions!

    Let me know what you all from the Group think, Ill try to do anything I can. Its always better to get too much support than not enough!

    Thanks Trip!
    BrandyBSN - the one who can be found up to her ears in homework right now
  5. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    "I'm wondering what kind of woman (especially a nurse) would use a name like that" (Caroline)

    "her username promotes the objectification of women, as well as well as being degrading to nurses" (Brandy)

    Allow me to introduce myself...

    My name is Heather. I am an OB nurse currently working on fullfilling my hours to become a childbirth educator and lactation consultant. I am happily married with a son who starts first grade tomorrow. I am a member of the PTA, work (voluntarily) in the school library one day a week, and am on a first name basis with most of the staff at my son's school. In the free time that I have, I have a little side business of cake decorating and candy making.

    That's the kind of woman who would have a username like that. If that didn't clear it up for you, feel free to email me.

    Heather
    ONEHOTRN@AOL.COM
    Last edit by OBNURSEHEATHER on Aug 29, '01
  6. by   kewlnurse
    Saw the "Dear God" title and thought you were writiing me, oh well.
  7. by   wanna B an RN
    Brandy, unfortunately that private message was to be just that, private. Disagreeing with someone is one thing, but pointing her out infront of others is obviously not what she was trying to do to you, so why are you broadcasting it?

    Please don't take offense, I'm not trying to fight with ya, just trying to open your eyes a little.
    Last edit by wanna B an RN on Aug 29, '01
  8. by   BrandyBSN
    wanna b, your point was very well taken I removed the user name, and i would NEVER have posted her domain or email address just for confidentiality reasons. But you are right Sometimes when you have a long day it is hard to respond, not to react. (as Scooter told me), I am still working on that Be patient with me I'll working on the whole anger management issue


    Heather,

    doesnt your email address ever give people the wrong idea about you? I wouldnt dream of asking you to change it, but it does seem a little degrading to me. Not to start a fight, just wondering why you picked it.

    Trippin,
    I edited the user name out of your post, hope you dont mind! I shouldnt have posted it in the first place, my bad, not yours, Like I said, I need to respond, not react

    Thanks!
    BrandyBSN
    Last edit by BrandyBSN on Aug 29, '01
  9. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Brandy,

    Yes, there are people who get the wrong idea from my screen name. I set them straight pretty quickly. Fortunately, these are people whom I don't know so I can honestly say that I don't care what they think. The people who know me find it humorous and are neither offended nor degraded by it.

    I sat down in front of a computer for the first time 1 year ago and was having a hard time thinking of a name for myself. My husband finally said "hey, I know..." I find no shame or degradation in being a fine looking woman. I'm comfortable with it, and complimented by it.

    I've been reading in your posts that you are working on anger management "issues". I hope you are successful with this, and with your schooling. I know how stressful this last year can be.

    Heather

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