Nursing school diary (journal)

  1. are there any among us who is/will be keeping a journal while on this journey through nursing school?
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  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   SusanRN2004
    I am doing that...I even copy some of my posts and replies to it. I keep the Journal on the computer...(micro soft word program). I started this summer and have about 5 single spaced typed pages.
  4. by   Vsummer1
    No journal... but I am wondering what the basis for keeping one would be? Is it required at your school?
  5. by   AppyHorseFan
    Actually, I have been keeping a journal for the past 4 years...since the day I left my ex-husband. I don't write in it every day or even once a month. I write in it when I feel there is something significant I want to remember. For instance, and not that I COULD forget this, but I took my first nursing exam on 9/11. I not only wrote how I was feeling about the events of that horrific day, but also how I felt about the exam. When I go for an extended period of time without writing in my journal, I try to catch up on events that have taken place since the last entry. I also keep my on the computer (and have a back-up disk copy).

    I just want to wish everyone the best of luck this semester.

    Shonda
  6. by   GPatty
    I didn't keep a journal, but I did keep a memory box. With my first surgical mask, the wrapers from the first meds I passed, my badge, and other stuf like that...
    It's about the size of a shoe box, one of those that's plastic with a lid, and it stays right under my side of the bed.
    It's kinda cool to look back on something you've done....
    I'm too lazy to keep a journal. Wish I wasn't, I've always wanted to.
  7. by   delirium
    We're required to keep a clinical journal, so I do that.

    Other than that, nope.
  8. by   hcnursesoon
    We were required to keep one last semester as part of the psyche content---This year it is more of a clinical journal(also required). As far as a journal for myself, I don't even have time to sleep, much less write in a journal.
  9. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by susanrn2004
    i am doing that...i even copy some of my posts and replies to it. i keep the journal on the computer...(micro soft word program). i started this summer and have about 5 single spaced typed pages.
    susan that is ! i am trying/want to do one, but all the studying has not allowed me the time, yet. i will start from the time i took the net (may) to get in.
  10. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by vsummer1
    no journal... but i am wondering what the basis for keeping one would be? is it required at your school?
    hi, val!

    no, it is not required, i just think it would be neat and it will help to count down the days to (for me). i want to add it to my web site.
  11. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by appyhorsefan
    actually, i have been keeping a journal for the past 4 years...since the day i left my ex-husband. i don't write in it every day or even once a month. i write in it when i feel there is something significant i want to remember. for instance, and not that i could forget this, but i took my first nursing exam on 9/11. i not only wrote how i was feeling about the events of that horrific day, but also how i felt about the exam. when i go for an extended period of time without writing in my journal, i try to catch up on events that have taken place since the last entry. i also keep my on the computer (and have a back-up disk copy).

    i just want to wish everyone the best of luck this semester.

    shonda
    shonda, hi!

    does writing about the day you left your husband gives you a sense of closure? i felt closure when i put out all the things that my estrange didn't have time to get out of the house.

    all the best to you too!
  12. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by julielpn
    i didn't keep a journal, but i did keep a memory box. with my first surgical mask, the wrapers from the first meds i passed, my badge, and other stuf like that...
    it's about the size of a shoe box, one of those that's plastic with a lid, and it stays right under my side of the bed.
    it's kinda cool to look back on something you've done....
    i'm too lazy to keep a journal. wish i wasn't, i've always wanted to.
    hi, julie!

    keep sakes, now, that interesting! i think those tangible things are just a precious as the written words. you still could go back and do a journal because these items will give a recall for some significant details.

    when is your nclex date? i think i am almost as excited as you are! :chuckle
  13. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by delirium
    we're required to keep a clinical journal, so i do that.

    other than that, nope.
    rebecca, is this for a grade?
  14. by   Love-A-Nurse
    "As far as a journal for myself, I don't even have time to sleep, much less write in a journal."

    I hear you!

    :chuckle

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