5/7 (on 5/9) WILTW: ixchel is a cornflake girl

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vintagemother

vintagemother, BSN, CNA, LVN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, Med-Surg, Psych, Geri, LTC, Tele,. 2,714 Posts

What I've Learned This Past Week:

I wanted to post an update for sometime, 'cause I've been kinda quiet on here, so here's what I've learned:

1st God is Good!

I haven't posted in awhile, because a lot has been going on in my life.

Namely, my car stopped working about 21 days before my RN program was to be completed, which was right in the middle of my preceptorship.

Oh how I cried.

Fast forward to what I learned this week:

Keep swimming, as Dora said!

I have an A in my Stats class, heading into the final next week!

I've been doing very well in my nursing classes.

I made it through my preceptorship, and it was a great experience.

I was offered 2 nursing jobs last week and started 1 this week.

I just was very unsure of how I'd manage to get there, with no car.

I learned this week that the city bus can indeed get me to and from work.

But what I'm so happy about is that I now have reliable transportation thanks to a *gulp* auto loan in my own name.

I also learned that I have friends who are rooting for me and were willing to step in and help me.

So.....

Keep pushing toward your goals!!!

PS I also learned that a new employer cares not much about your desire to attend your graduation and has scheduled you to work that same day. Business needs, I assume.

vintagemother

vintagemother, BSN, CNA, LVN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, Med-Surg, Psych, Geri, LTC, Tele,. 2,714 Posts

I'm still here & I hate being an adult. We're super broke & have no way to pay our bills. It's getting scarier & scarier.

I feel ya, Chaos! See my post above. I lost electricity last month for a few hours until a person I know bailed me out.

Best wishes to you, Chaos!!

NotAllWhoWandeRN, ASN, RN

Has 10 years experience. 791 Posts

I know what a typewriter is Far I'm 31 not 13. I had one too.

I'm also 31! At one point when I was a kid, we upgraded to this newfangled thing called a "word processor." Mom held on to the record player for quite some time, though.

WILTW (Part 2, because I learned it since I first posted):

My request to go part-time has finally been approved and processed! I am so relieved. Mostly. The income reduction makes me cringe, but I'm not up to full-time nursing physically or mentally right now.

Edited by NotAllWhoWandeRN

aeris99

aeris99

490 Posts

I'm also 31! At one point when I was a kid, we upgraded to this newfangled thing called a "word processor." Mom held on to the record player for quite some time, though.

I have a few record players and a sizable collection of albums. Nothing sounds better than vinyl!

I just learned I'm older than you and Far and that struck me as Really funny!

Farawyn

Has 25 years experience. 12,646 Posts

I have a few record players and a sizable collection of albums. Nothing sounds better than vinyl!

I just learned I'm older than you and Far and that struck me as Really funny!

Not oldern me. I'm in my 40s. I'm just very immature.

calivianya, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU. 2,418 Posts

I can sometimes be that know-it-all in class when questions are asked (my apologies to those of you who have had to deal with an unsufferable, know-it-all). I don't purposely do it, but I like to participate in class because it helps me learn. I'm trying to keep my mouth shut a bit more, though.

I'm an insufferable know-it-all too and I'm not afraid to let people know it. ;) My coworkers have discovered that I like sharing my opinions! Loudly! To anyone who will listen! So, when they need a second opinion on something about their patients, they've started coming to me. It's great. I get validated as a Resident Smart Person, which strokes my ego quite nicely, and they have someone to come to who's not going to roll their eyes when someone asks them a question, so everybody benefits. Being a know-it-all is awesome.

I learned once again how awesome my full time job is, because I was reminded of how much my PRN job sucks. I would really like to take each and every one of the people who complain about how "terrible" my full time job is to shadow with me at my PRN job. There's nothing like walking into an assignment with two patients and an empty, and discovering one of your patients is such a horrible stick he has a 22g in his left ANKLE, which is blown the first time you flush it, and a 22g in his forearm, which is massively infiltrated with vancomycin less than 15 minutes after the start of your shift, leaving you with no access on an ICU patient. Almost everybody has lines at my full time job. Everybody. I would estimate less than 3/30 patients only have peripherals, and everybody and their dog has peripherals at my PRN job. I hate peripherals. Hate hate hate. Every single time I work at my PRN job I come in to at least one infiltrated peripheral.

WellThatsOod

WellThatsOod

897 Posts

I'm also 31! At one point when I was a kid, we upgraded to this newfangled thing called a "word processor." Mom held on to the record player for quite some time, though.

WILTW (Part 2, because I learned it since I first posted):

My request to go part-time has finally been approved and processed! I am so relieved. Mostly. The income reduction makes me cringe, but I'm not up to full-time nursing physically or mentally right now.

Never had one of those. Our Smith Corona was thankfully new enough that it had the ability to "backspace" so I was lucky. We got our first computer in 1999/2000. Encyclopedia on a disc was horrible. Still spent 99% of my paper writing at the library looking through book index.

Nonyvole, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency. 419 Posts

If you think that somebody might be sabotaging you...there is a very good chance that they are.

This makes three jobs that have gone from verbal offers to "sorry..." after they've contacted my current boss. And considering my reviews from said boss for the past few years (very good)?

Or I could just be paranoid. But one verbal offer turned into a written offer and oh gosh I'm leaving a place that has become more than a little hostile, isn't paying what I need to survive, and that has just become all around bad juju. I'll miss some aspects of it, but in the long run this will be a good move for me.

Purple_roses

Purple_roses

1,763 Posts

Guess what I just learned?

I'm graduating after all!

Professor allowed a retake for half credit on an assignment. It was enough to put me over the cutoff. I'm graduating!!! [emoji23]

Congratulations!!!!!

Purple_roses

Purple_roses

1,763 Posts

I'm still here & I hate being an adult. We're super broke & have no way to pay our bills. It's getting scarier & scarier.

I hate that all this is happening to you OC. :(

ixchel

Specializes in critical care. 5 Articles; 4,547 Posts

Need an OP for Saturday! It's been another week where the only nursing-related stuff I've learned is stuff that I really need to not share.

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Jensmom7, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice. Has 36 years experience. 1,907 Posts

I have a few record players and a sizable collection of albums. Nothing sounds better than vinyl!

I just learned I'm older than you and Far and that struck me as Really funny!

Heh...I'm older than ALL y'all!!