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Update On My Motivation!!!

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Thank you for the inspiring words of encouragement! I had THREE tests yesterday. It was a LONG DAY! Your words helped me so much. SEE!

Micro: 100

A&P (one make up test) 95 & 92

UPDATE-WORTH READING 'TIL THE END:

I took a good look at why I had lost my motivation. It wasn't catching CDiff that was making me unmotivated, it was thinking I had made a bad choice. Have you ever done a rotation in a Nursing Home? It can really affect on you.

This past Saturday, I had clinical at a nursing home. I was going to feed a resident, and it turned out to be a neighbor that had been in a terrible accident. I didn't even know she was in a nursing home. The saddest part...they treat her like she is a vegetable because she can't talk, walk, or feed herself. I talked to her about her garden and her husband. I see him walking every day. I asked her if she wanted to help me feed her. She lifted her arms, put her hands on mine and put the fork to her mouth. She didn't do this once, she did it for two meals. When I took her last tray to the food service area, I lost it. I got my instructor and as I cried like a baby. I explained I just couldn't do this. I could not work in a place where people are left alone and treated like a number on a schedule. I told my instructor that I had missed a week of school sick and that I think the underlying issue was that I realized I'm not sure I am cut out for this. She assured me my rotation in the nursing home was probably one of the worst and that my caring nature made me a good nursing student. Her reassurance really made a big difference. But, this board member's encouragement was the most inspiring. I am not the only one, and change doesn't happen in facilities or to patients unless there are caring people like us to make it happen.

Thank you for your kind words, inspiration, and SENSE OF HUMOR!!

Oh Maggie! Your story brought tears to my eyes. You made a difference for her, and I think that's so important. Sometimes I think that people forget why they've chosen to go into this field, although I realize that not everyone is in it to "make a difference". Yes, it's so cliche, but I also think it's very important. I'm so glad that you're feeling better! :kiss

Well I'm up at 2am - I have my final exam for the year in a few hours and I'm stressing about it as usual! Your story was so inspiring. Hang on tight to your dreams - to care and to make that bit of difference in the lives of people who need it the most.

Love and best wishes to you :-)

akcarmean, LPN

Specializes in Home Health Care,LTC.

So glad you found your motivation back. You are going to be a great nurse. Good Luck.

Angelia

I'm glad things are looking up for you! Not much longer til Christmas break!

Sarah

Thank you for the inspiring words of encouragement! I had THREE tests yesterday. It was a LONG DAY! Your words helped me so much. SEE!

Micro: 100

A&P (one make up test) 95 & 92

UPDATE-WORTH READING 'TIL THE END:

I took a good look at why I had lost my motivation. It wasn't catching CDiff that was making me unmotivated, it was thinking I had made a bad choice. Have you ever done a rotation in a Nursing Home? It can really affect on you.

This past Saturday, I had clinical at a nursing home. I was going to feed a resident, and it turned out to be a neighbor that had been in a terrible accident. I didn't even know she was in a nursing home. The saddest part...they treat her like she is a vegetable because she can't talk, walk, or feed herself. I talked to her about her garden and her husband. I see him walking every day. I asked her if she wanted to help me feed her. She lifted her arms, put her hands on mine and put the fork to her mouth. She didn't do this once, she did it for two meals. When I took her last tray to the food service area, I lost it. I got my instructor and as I cried like a baby. I explained I just couldn't do this. I could not work in a place where people are left alone and treated like a number on a schedule. I told my instructor that I had missed a week of school sick and that I think the underlying issue was that I realized I'm not sure I am cut out for this. She assured me my rotation in the nursing home was probably one of the worst and that my caring nature made me a good nursing student. Her reassurance really made a big difference. But, this board member's encouragement was the most inspiring. I am not the only one, and change doesn't happen in facilities or to patients unless there are caring people like us to make it happen.

Thank you for your kind words, inspiration, and SENSE OF HUMOR!!

Hi Maggie!!

CONGRATS on your kick-arse grades!! Girlie, those are some hard classes, so pat yourself on the back and give yourself a foot spa!! :p

As for your motivation update, it had me in tears as well. As a matter of fact, I had to come back to reply. :imbar To me, that proves why you're going to make such a great nurse. You care about the people in those beds, and not just about a paycheck. After having bad experiences with some nurses taking care of my Maw-Maw before she died, I was SO sure I didn't want to do nursing. However, a couple of years later, I realize there are some angelic and great nurses out there that make me get on my knees to thank God for. Also, why not become one of those nurses and just try and make up for the bad ones? So, keep at it Maggie! You're almost there!!

lil' girl, LPN

Specializes in LTC. Has 4 years experience.

Now that sounds more like the Maggie I have seen post. Keep the ball rolling girl :roll

Tweety, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac. Has 28 years experience.

Awesome! :)

jschut, BSN, RN

Has 20 years experience.

Maggie, I'm so happy that you've decided to stick it out. Being a nurse is one of the hardest things you'll ever do! But you are gonna be one of the best!

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