This week I started my capstone experience at Fayette Memorial hospital in Connersville, Indiana. If you don't know what capstone is, it is pretty much where you are going to a facility and working under a preceptor, which in my case is a nurse. It is almost like on the job training and it really helps develop skills and you become more independent and competent as a nurse. My preceptor works on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6:00am-6:00pm. I have never worked a 12 hour shift in my life, and my first day was just shadowing. So although i was excited about being there, 12 hours seemed like an extremely long time to watch someone do something! I did get to see and learn a lot of different things, and next week I get to advance to taking care of 1-2 patients on my own.
This experience has my eager to graduate and find a job and start my career! I can't wait to have a schedule like my preceptor has. Work three days and have the weekends off?! That sounds pretty amazing to me after 5 years of crazy schedules and school.
In other news, we made it through week 2!!!!! That means that we only have about 13 more weeks............ Lol but who is counting? Track season is also in full affect. Our first meet is on March 16th so that gives us a good two months to prepare. I am crossing my fingers that it warms up by then because right now it is ridiculously cold outside.
Bundle up peeps!
I want to start off by saying that if you did not watch this movie over break then you are in fact missing out!!!!!
I hope everyone had an amazing break, I am not going to lie, I have been ready to come back to school. I am only ready to start this semester because it is my last one...so that adds different motivation for me. Over break I was able to spend a lot of time relaxing, sleeping, visiting with family, eating, working and working out. The snow fall was crazy over break and hopefully all of you enjoyed it in some way!
My schedule this semester is going to be extremely hectic, and the first two weeks of nursing school are always the worst, so cross your fingers that I make it through :/!!
Here are some picture that sum up my break
Start the semester off with a bang, and it will be spring break in no time!!
Xo- Kait3 Comments
Oh finals are complete, and life is now good until January 14th!
I hope all of you completed your semester with a bang and are ready to enjoy break! I can't wait to start baking and getting into the Christmas spirit. I will be starting my shopping this weekend, better late than never right? I am very excited to spend time with my family and have some time off work
To kick off the start of break my nursing class and I all went out and celebrated. We themed the celebration "Ugly Christmas sweater" party, it was funny to see all of the ugly sweaters and the whole class having fun! It is crazy to think that when I started this program 3 years ago that all of my classmates were strangers, now we all have become close and it is almost like a little nursing family!
I do also want to say, that my thoughts and prayers are with those involved in the Connecticut tragedy. And that I am very proud of our president showing such compassion and reminding people to cherish each an every day that they have.
Ahh we have finally made it to December! Although, it doesn't quite seem like December or Christmas time for that matter because there is no snow, and I have been so busy. As I have become older I don't really look at time by months or days, I look at time by when my next assignment is due or project etc..so quite frankly this whole semester has gone by and I don't feel like I have had time to celebrate anything adequately So I am glad that this semester is finally coming to an end and I will have plenty of free time to enjoy the holiday with my family, relax and prepare for my last semester of college.
Since I am a broke college student I have found that the easiest way to please everyone is to bake a bunch of goodies. For the past couple years I have been doing this and it has gone over very well. Pinterest is definitely helping this year with so many good and new ideas. It will be hard to not want to eat the goodies myself!! Lol Hopefully I will remember to take some pictures of all the festitivites
But before I can truly relax I have to get through another week and a half of school Two finals and a final check off are standing in my way. So I will be studying from now until December 17th!
That being said, study hard and finish up this semester strong!!!!!
But i will be at the movie theater getting ready to watch the last part of Twilight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Read More
Lol a little bit of nursing humor ^^^^Read More
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