Gotta vent!!!

  1. [font="comic sans ms"]i am in school hell! whew! so...i have made many poor choices related to my education and now i'm paying for them. i have an msn in management and leadership. went back for a post-msn as an adult health cns and graduated in may 2006 and have been working in a nephrology practice since then. however, the economy stinks as we all know and i'm the only mid-level in the practice that can't see kids so since i'm 5 years from my msn if i was returning to school, i had to do it now. so...august 2009 i started a peds cns program. i'm slated to be done in july. clinicals are absolutely doing me in. we have to do them inpt and there is only one hospital that has peds and its of course the large teaching hospital. have been doing clinicals all week. i just walk around, last in line with the med student, junior resident, senior resident and attending and we traipse into rooms and out of rooms, i'm lucky to even see the child!

    i have another 200 hours to do but am going to beg to do them elsewhere. i'm thinking of going back to an er setting where i at least have a chance of seeing children! doesn't help that i am used to being very independent in my practice.

    okay - thanks for listening - i feel better....
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  3. by   Whispera
    Doesn't the hoop-jumping make ya wanna hurl? I'm sending you warm fuzzies and support that this too shall pass and you'll be DONE eventually and able to do the work you want to do. Keep on keeping on! Go TraumaRUs! You can do it! You ARE doing it!

    (going back to the ER is probably a good thing too, if you're not getting experience that's worth your time elsewhere)
  4. by   traumaRUs
    Thanks for the show of support....another day of walking around not having a clue where we were going or who we were going to see!
  5. by   Dixiecup
    I feel for you! I literally felt like clinicals would never end! BUT, they did. Hang in there, it will all be worth it.
  6. by   pedspnp
    warm fuzzies to you and maybe a zhu zhu pet would help they skitter around with out a clue where they are going it would give you company
  7. by   traumaRUs
    LOL - thanks.

    I'm lining up my 192 hour summer clinical now and then I'm slated to be done in July!!!

    Woo hoo!

    Two post-MSN CNS certificates....