Sit the last one out? Mulling this over.... - page 3

by NurseDaddy2006 | 2,206 Views | 26 Comments

I have not missed any clincal days. Others in class are talking about which day they're calling in because they never missed a day either. One professor actually said she does not mind when students don't show, because it makes... Read More


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    Quote from ZASHAGALKA
    I'm glad you decided to go.

    I think this was not so much about a 'mental health' day as it was about having the extra insurance available, and so, using it to ensure that nothing could go wrong.

    However, I think this is also an issue of getting back up on the horse.

    From a confidence point of view, you are better served facing each and every clinical and overcoming.

    I think, in the long run, you will have more pride in yourself facing and surpassing each and every clinical in this replay. That in my opinion, far outweighs the alternatives. Don't ever feel like you need to strategically time your days to ensure success. This isn't the last time. This is this time. You are a different person and a better person for it. Respect yourself and go in there with your head held up high.

    You've earned it.

    Good luck. You know we're all rooting for you.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
    As for the insurance theory: BINGO. Give the man a prize.

    As for the rest of the post: Thank you. You understand, Timothy.

    Thanks all for all your posts.

    ND
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    I'm happy that you decided to go to the clinical. Timothy did get it right after reading more of your posts, that it really wasn't about taking a well-deserved mental health break. (People can flame me for that if they will, but I am one of those who rarely gets sick but sometimes has to taake a mental health day off to get my act together. Call it lazy and unprofessional, but I do it once every couple of years. LOL) Best wishes!
    Last edit by Tweety on May 1, '07
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    Insurance = peace of mind = better mental health. But I'm still going.

    ND
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    ND,

    I think you've made the right decision. I agree with Timothy on the getting back on the horse too. I've followed your posts sonce last year and yeah, you've had a tough path to travel so far, but you're focused on the end result.

    Go get 'em.
    Last edit by emtb2rn on May 1, '07 : Reason: fixin' a word here or there
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    I had an OB class last semester that I thought about skipping the last clinical just because we never did anything. The last day we were there we seriously sat around for 6 hours and did absolutly nothing. I'm not being sarcastic. So if it's that kind of situation, go for it. I ended up not skipping though. But if you're lucky enough to be doing something worth while, don't skip.
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    Quote from Tweety
    I think you know what you're going to do. You're going to take it.
    If you're going to be guilt ridden about it and not enjoy it forget it. Otherwise, take the day and relax and enjoy if that's what you want to do. Nothing wrong with that in my opinion. But I think your mind is really made up to do it.
    I agree with Tweety (when do I not? ) You ARE going to take it, so why are you wasting everyone's time with this thread? As you can see, ALMOST EVERYONE thinks you should bite the bullet and attend that last clinical.

    I agree with them.

    Barring the odd emergency, I can't think of a single thing you might do on that day that you haven't done a thousand times already, or will do a thousand times in the future.

    Step up to the plate and quit whinning about it.

    Michael
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    Quote from msdobson
    I agree with Tweety (when do I not? ) You ARE going to take it, so why are you wasting everyone's time with this thread? As you can see, ALMOST EVERYONE thinks you should bite the bullet and attend that last clinical.

    I agree with them.

    Barring the odd emergency, I can't think of a single thing you might do on that day that you haven't done a thousand times already, or will do a thousand times in the future.

    Step up to the plate and quit whinning about it.

    Michael
    Michael,

    I've been on this board, sharing my story, airing my issues, and pouring it all out for a long time. Anyone knows that I'm certainly one to step up to the plate and beyond. Whine? Me? Nah. Well maybe. Everyone's got their crap to go through, and everyone deals with it differently. But there are those that care, and those that dont. This post was replied to by a few that care. That's why I posted it. I knew I could count on hearing from those that care. Simple. I don't think I'm wasting anyone's time. Most people who are not interested skip the post and move on to the next.

    Yeah, I'm going to the last day. I also know there won't be anything I have not done before, and if there is, I'll ask someone for assistance... even the professor. But that's not what my concern was, and I'm not gonna go into what the underlying reason was all over again. Timothy gets it. Tweety gets it too, I know. They've been here with me since the beginning, lending support. Thats what this board is for, support, not needling. But I'm still going.

    ND2007
    Last edit by NurseDaddy2006 on May 7, '07


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