Does anyone have a nursing student blog? - page 2
I think it would be cool to have a "day in the life of a nursing student" blog, or something like that. I'd love to read about what a nursing student goes through on a daily basis, to help prepare me... Read More
May 25, '04Are you looking for something like:
[particular day]....and then state all the stuff you did that day? Everything/experiences that you went through? Interactions with other nurses/students, etc. etc. ??
May 25, '04I think it would be a great idea to start a thread on this and for those of us that are still preparing to start school, we could state our daily frustrations and fears with the whole process as well.
Feb 3, '05It's an old thread, but I just recently started a blog - it's about being a nursing student but also about what's going on with me. The link is in my user profile if anyone is interested.
New students - feel free to ask questions in the comments section if you want; although it wasn't that long ago that I was just starting I seem to have forgotten (blocked out?) the things that I was so worried about then!
Feb 4, '05i started one on LJ a while back. It's friends only so comment to be added. also, it's stricting.
Feb 4, '05I started a website last July right after I registered for school. I am still only in pre-nursing classes but I have a blog set up for each of the three years I will be in school. My website has an about me page, a student nurse resource page and a study resource page. Everytime I come across a website that I find beneficial I add the link to it. I created most of the graphis myself because I was bored last summer waiting for school to start. I posted a little bit last semester and I just posted my first entry of this semester three weeks late. Its kind of tough keeping up with it, but I think the person who said that a blog would be benificial as a release from the stress of clinicals is right. I am hoping to get accepted for the nursing program in Spring 06, and then I will really have some interesting stories to add. Right now it is pretty boring LOL. Anyway, if you are interested in seeing it, the addy is http://studentnursemi.tripod.com
Hope it will inspire others to create their own website. If anyone is interested or would like to know how to get started pm me and I will be happy to share. Oh and time permitting, I could create a few graphics for ya too. Free of charge of course, after all we are all in this together!
Feb 4, '05I can't blog. I can't keep it for longer than a week without getting bored with it. I've tried to do it about 3 times. YAWN. Who cares about what I do anyway? Reading other people's can be interesting...but I don't have to patience or interest to keep one up.
Feb 4, '05[font=lucida sans unicode]i have a blog at livejournal. i started it strictly forbut since i withdrew it's kinda become a boring day to day life/sometimes venting/ kinda place. but when i start back in fall i hope to keep it updated with nursing school adventures. my id is caramella27
Feb 4, '05I don't hve a blog, but I can give you a typical week. I work part time (office job) and go to school for my ADN. Second semester already!
8am-1130 work - get as much done as possible.lonker2:
12-230 - Theory lecture
3-5 work - finish anything that is outstanding, but don't work too hard. I've just sat through 2.5 hrs of lecture!:Crash:
5-bed - make a rewarding dinner, study.
5-bed - study
Wednesday - see Monday:yeahthat:
2-5 go to work. Think about why I should not work after clinicals. Think about napping.
5-bed: Care Plans and studying.
Friday: See Thursday Maybe no studying Friday night. I use that night to relax unless Ihave a test Monday. Then I do a little studying.
Saturday and Sunday: balance household chores (laundry), studying, some relaxing. I probably study at least 4 hours Sat and Sun.
I'm a good student (and humble too!), but I'm all about repetition. So I try to re read the important things as much as a can, so I can be a B+ student. I used to be an A+ student!
Honestly, clinicals can be stressful, but they are easier than theory in many ways. You can't fail clinicals unless you're careless, unsafe, or unprofessional. Follow procedure, think critically, and be organized.
And none of the theory information is that hard. A few of the mechanisms are more complex than others. But you can readily understand everything, although some people need to apply themselves more than others. The difficulty comes in the SHEER VOLUME of everything you need to learn.
[edited so that I could play with smilies.]Last edit by Fraggle on Feb 4, '05
Feb 4, '05Quote from kloneHi Klone,I think it would be cool to have a "day in the life of a nursing student" blog, or something like that. I'd love to read about what a nursing student goes through on a daily basis, to help prepare me for what my days will be like. I'd love to read more about what a typical clinical day is like for the nursing students, or what they do in skills lab, etc.
I came across this website..sounds like something you may be interested in
Feb 4, '05Hi. I'm in my 2nd semester of nursing. I'm taking Med-Surg. I go to class 2 days a week and then have clinicals at the hospital the next 2 days. The night before clinical, I go to the hospital and get my assignment for the next day. My teacher will have picked 2 patients for me to research. I have to get information about their condition and then go home to thoroughly research it, the treatments, their medications, and the nurses role in the treatment.
In my 8 hour clinical the next day, I am responsible for total care of my 2 pts (of course our instructor + the floor nurses are there for guidance). We meet in the morning at preconference and discuss what we have planned for our patients that day. Once we're set free on the floor, I am responsible for performing a head-to-toe assessment, getting a health history, getting vital signs twice, passing morning medications, simple procedures (dressing changes, injections, hanging IV medications, NG tubes, foley caths, flushing IV lines, etc), daily care (if pt unable, I assist them with eating, bathing, mouth care, etc), changing linens, monitoring input and output, maintaining patient safety, and lots of charting/documenting. At the end of the day, we have post conference and discuss the events of our days. My clinical group has 10 students and 1 teacher.
In your first semester, you'll learn how to perform the skills and get an introduction to how nursing works. You'll learn how to create a plan for the day-to-day care of a pt. You'll make your careplan the night before clinical. My advice to you, when your teacher starts talking about careplans, pay good attention to how they want you to format it.
If you have extra time, get familiar with medical terminology. Just learn what the roots of the words mean and you can decipher what most things mean. For example, there is a condition called hyperkalemia. Hyper- means above and -kalemia refers to potassium. Since you can read the roots, you know this pt has elevated potassium levels.
There's some math involved too for medication and IV calculations. You might want to brush up on cross multiplication and ratios. And learn some conversions, like grams to milligram to micrograms, oz to ml, tsp to oz, etc. If you start nursing school knowing this, it will make things much easier for you.
Nursing school is not what I expected it to be. Regardless, I still love it. Good luck to all of you.
Feb 5, '05http://www.studentdoctor.net/diary/
This is the "nursingdiary.com", unfortunately, there are only 2 people there blogging--neither of which is from a nursing student. One is from someone trying to get into nursing school, the other from a currently working nurse.
I'm sure they'd love to get some more nursing students as bloggers!
studentdoctor also has a number of diaries for other kinds of health professionals: medschooldiary.com, vetschooldiary.com, premeddiary.com, residentdiary.com, DDSDiary.com...I'm not sure whether they actually have all those domain names now...the above URL seems to be a portal to all the different kinds of diaries.