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    Shy Student Nurse Advice...

    I have stopped worrying about this issue about 10 years ago. I don't care what people think about me. I am an introvert, always have been and always will be. I am happy with my internal-self and embrace it. There is no one else like me and for that I enjoy being me. I don't have to prove to others that I am something that I am not. I've been there and done that in the past, its fails. Just be you. If God intended everyone to be extroverts than he wouldn't have created introverts, like myself. I am confident, high-esteemed, secure within my skin, and I hold my head up high. I am not ashamed of who I am or what I am. People misunderstand me or judge me for their own reasons, it doesn't phase me. It just goes to show that some don't really know me. People always say that it is the quiet ones that you really gotta watch. WATCH ME! :)
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    Good day...bad day

    So... I got up at 0500 this morning, in good spirits and ready to begin a new week. My second week of nursing school. I hopped out of bed and headed downstairs to start the coffee and toast, plus feed my pets. Went back upstairs and ate my breakfast while I was checking email and visiting my favorite websites. I then got dressed for the day, packed up my things, and headed out the door with plenty of time to get to school. I sit through a whole day's lecture (0800-1500) listening and taking notes, as I should. After class was over, I spent an hour in the computer lab watching a video I needed to watch to complete homework for this week, then promptly left at 1600. When I got home from school, I hiked back upstairs to my computer room and plopped my heavy book bag and purse down on my desk. I finally sit down, let out a big sigh of relief to be finally home and was looking forward to relaxing for awhile before I began my nightly studies. Then, I decided to check my school's blackboard to see if any new notes, guides, or handouts were available. I clicked on my week 3 notes and my jaw hit the floor. I was now informed that I would have to print out 75 pages worth of notes for next week's lecture. My night quickly turned sour. I began searching for more information that was new and available and found more notes I had to print out for the upcoming weeks. Twenty-five pages here, 35 pages there, 15 pages here... etc. I am now depressed, cranky, and overwhelmed. I even shed some tears. What once was a good day has now turned for the worse. I have two quizzes this week and one major exam next week. I should be studying Yet, I am here blowing off steam and hoping someone can relate to how I am feeling right now. Here's hoping tomorrow will be better, at least its a new day. Thanks for listening.
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    To speak or not in class

    Speak up! Without sounding totally insensitive here because that is not my intention, but do what is best for you and try not to let what others think affect you. They may all have the same questions you do and are too afraid to say something. If you're not afraid to say something, everyone wins, especially you in the end.
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    What was the first thing to go?

    Select ALL that apply. a. sleep ✓ b. showers c. dishes ✓ d. date nights ✓ e. exercise ✓ f. sanity ✓ Not bad. 5 out of 6 apply. Do I get a cookie? I will have several of these types of questions on my first major exam in about a week.
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    What are the cases that could be done in a Day Surgery Unit

    Would plastic/cosmetic surgery fall under this too? I know some plastic surgeons (in my area at least) have their own day surgery centers. Also, is it common for new grads to get hired at these day surgery places or are they better off starting in a hospital OR? I ask because I can eventually picture myself working at a place like this in the future, after nursing school.
  6. What do you think of them? A. Yay! :yelclap: B. Nay.
  7. Tired, moody, brain-fried. Did I mention tired?
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    What shoes are you getting for clinicals?

    White ones.
  9. I like my classmates. Everyone is nice and friendly and helpful, they are great. They really are. :) But, I am not too trusting right now. It is still too soon, and still too early for me to get personal. My class has 40+ students right now and the semester just started this week. Who is gonna be here a month from now, 2 months, 3 months etc. Who is gonna pass Fundamentals and enter Med-Surg 1 in January? Who is gonna make it into Med-Surg 1, and pass? I've been down this street before, and I'm not doing it again. At least, not right now. I am polite, friendly, helpful and get along with them all really well so far, but that doesn't mean I have to get close. After Med-Surg 1, I will then see who is still here to be friends with?
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    How Do You Get Motivated?

    Graduation. That's my motivation.
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    Calling graduating class of 2014!

    Troll much
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    First day reality check

    ^ what Rainbow said. I heard plenty of this on the first day. I'm not letting it phase me. Don't let it phase you either! You gotta do, what you gotta do.
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    Should I be scared that I'm not scared?

    I start school in two days. And, honestly, I am not as scared as I thought I would be. I am totally fine and calm. I feel very well informed of what to expect this coming week. Is this normal? I like my instructors, my classmates are great, I feel prepared and ready to work, and things are just peachy. I have already started reading my texts and trying to get a little ahead of things while I can. Is this the calm before the storm or am I in for a rude awakening? Because, I just don't see it.
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    The rolling backpack debate

    I bought a roller! I have a favorite bag which has served me well for many classes, but it just can't hold up to my needs. I put all the things I needed to put in it for the first day of class, and almost broke my shoulder and my bag! Yeah.... So.... Roller all the way! I bought a High Sierra Powerglide. The thing is massive! It holds it all and then some. I have room for everything in it and its on wheels. I just hope it will last for me until I graduate. I'm not so worried about the bag itself, but the wheels. The wheels have got to last.
  15. ^^ most definitely.
  16. My day in the life will entail this: MY FIRST DAY - 9/4/2012 0500 - Wake up - Hit the snooze button once, click on the TV and watch for 15 minutes as I force my eyes open to wake myself up before slugging out of bed. No, I am NOT a morning person! 0515 - Bathroom - Guess. 0517 - Breakfast - Head downstairs to start the coffee maker and make some breakfast. Usually 2 slices of cinnamon raisin toast with coffee. Feed the cats and dog if my husband hasn't already. Then, head back upstairs and turn on the PC, eat, and surf the internet for a bit. 0530 - Shower - (Censored) - too much info 0545 - Getting dressed, makeup, and hair done. This part may be extremely shortened on rushed days. But, normally I like to take my time getting ready in the morning, or at any time. 0730 - Leave the house - I grab my book bag and purse and head out the door. I hop in the car and drive to school. Depending on how my morning is going, I may stop at the local coffee shop for an extra cup of coffee. 0750 - Arrive at school - Walk down several flights of stairs to the nursing school building. Once inside, walk down another 2-3 flight of stairs to get to my classroom. I find a seat and sit down and try to get comfortable and relax. I get out my books and supplies. I turn off my phone. I chat with my neighbor students sitting next to me until class starts. 0800 - Orientation - Apparently this is when I receive my syllabus and introductions are made. 0900 - Lecture - Today's topics are discussed. Sometime, during the day I should get an hour lunch, and 10 minute breaks are given every 50 minutes or so of lecture. 1500 - Leave school - Class is over. I pack up my books and things and head out of the classroom. I walk up 2-3 flights of stairs and exit the building and continue to walk up several, leg cramping, back aching, flights of stairs to get to my car. Now, out of breath and my muscles full of lactic acid.... I drive home. Soooo much fun parking on a damn hill! I jest. :) 1520 - Arrive at home - Walk in the door, drop my bags off on the kitchen table, head to the fridge for a bottle of water and a snack, head upstairs to the PC room and eat, relax, and surf the internet for awhile. Once I realize I'm spending too much time doing nothing, I head downstairs and bring up my bag of books and purse. I then begin to study until it is time for dinner. 1800 - Dinner - I hope its something good. 1830 - Back to studying - I study until it is time for bed, whenever that is. After I'm done studying, I pack up my stuff and get my bags ready for the next day. 2100 - Get ready for bed. Wash my face, brush my teeth, change my clothes, have a snack, and head to bed to watch some TV before falling asleep. As I lay in bed, I run over today's activities in my head, and also think about the next day. Eventually, I will fall asleep. 2200 - Sleep. You can pretty much repeat this day for all of my lecture days at school. In my third week, I will begin lab and clinicals. My schedule changes a bit but its pretty much the same thing. Now, I will have 2-3 days of lecture, a lab day, and a clinical day for my first semester of nursing school. All of it, Monday thru Friday from about 0700 to 1500.