I Love Nursing School

  1. Usually after clinical I feel drained and tired, but today so many things for me just "clicked". My patient told me that this was the best care she received ever at a hospital and she said that it was because of how I cared for her. I was so happy that I could do that for her. I was able to put in a NG tube, a Foley Catheter today and give some IM and Sub Q injections. All in all it was such a productive day that I was just groovin in the car on the way home from clinical-so energetic and all. When I got home my two babies were happy to see me and that just put me over the top happy. We have to put together a portfolio and I was just looking over the papers. It is amazing how far we have come. To think that I was terrified of taking vital signs just makes me laugh now. In retrospect, freaking out about the medication competency test was a good thing because it got my butt in gear and made me learn it. I passed that test with no errors b/c I took the approach as one error=harm or death to my patient. I know that there is so much more to learn (this is only the first semester) but I am so excited to learn and to be able to do more. A big thanks to daytonight and vicki and everyone else who makes allnurses such a wonderful place to be!!
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  3. by   LeavingTeaching4RN
    I'm happy for you. As a pre-nursing student (start Jan '08), it's good to read positive nursing school experiences. I hope you have many more positive encounters.
  4. by   nurz2be
    Quote from reidesert
    Usually after clinical I feel drained and tired, but today so many things for me just "clicked". My patient told me that this was the best care she received ever at a hospital and she said that it was because of how I cared for her. I was so happy that I could do that for her. I was able to put in a NG tube, a Foley Catheter today and give some IM and Sub Q injections. All in all it was such a productive day that I was just groovin in the car on the way home from clinical-so energetic and all. When I got home my two babies were happy to see me and that just put me over the top happy. We have to put together a portfolio and I was just looking over the papers. It is amazing how far we have come. To think that I was terrified of taking vital signs just makes me laugh now. In retrospect, freaking out about the medication competency test was a good thing because it got my butt in gear and made me learn it. I passed that test with no errors b/c I took the approach as one error=harm or death to my patient. I know that there is so much more to learn (this is only the first semester) but I am so excited to learn and to be able to do more. A big thanks to daytonight and vicki and everyone else who makes allnurses such a wonderful place to be!!
    CONGRATS on your successes. Just hold on to today, because those harsh days come and go. The successes far outweigh the bad. Also remember it is those not so pleasant days that make us appreciate the great ones even more.....
  5. by   locolorenzo22
    It's a great feeling when things "click'. It's nice to know that YOU are remembered for your care, your responses, and your help in the hour of need. Bad days happen, but never get cocky. Remember that your great day can turn around halfway through shift! I'm in OB right now, and I'm SOOOOO nervous cause I feel like I know nothing! I'm just kind of there! TG my instructor is sooo supportive of me and what I'm going through, she is nothing like the old boot camp instructors.....
  6. by   catzy5
    Quote from reidesert
    Usually after clinical I feel drained and tired, but today so many things for me just "clicked". My patient told me that this was the best care she received ever at a hospital and she said that it was because of how I cared for her. I was so happy that I could do that for her. I was able to put in a NG tube, a Foley Catheter today and give some IM and Sub Q injections. All in all it was such a productive day that I was just groovin in the car on the way home from clinical-so energetic and all. When I got home my two babies were happy to see me and that just put me over the top happy. We have to put together a portfolio and I was just looking over the papers. It is amazing how far we have come. To think that I was terrified of taking vital signs just makes me laugh now. In retrospect, freaking out about the medication competency test was a good thing because it got my butt in gear and made me learn it. I passed that test with no errors b/c I took the approach as one error=harm or death to my patient. I know that there is so much more to learn (this is only the first semester) but I am so excited to learn and to be able to do more. A big thanks to daytonight and vicki and everyone else who makes allnurses such a wonderful place to be!!
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    Congrats on the great day!! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts with us! I am starting school in January and sometimes I read these posts and think yeesh I hope I am doing the right thing! This is the kind of feed back I am looking for! I hope you continue to love nursing school!

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