So, this being my first ever real blog, I think I'll start simple.
I'm enrolled in the PN program at my tech center, and as I write this, it is only my second week of school. I knew I would need a place to channel the rollercoaster of emotions, knowledge, advice I've picked up, and all the other "stuff and things" - as my husband and daughter would say.
This seemed like perfect place.
I realized really quick that I was the only student out of 14 with no experience at all, either as a CNA or someone who works in a medical office. Made me feel inferior for sure, but they all seem pretty laid back, helpful, encouraging. It's not hopeless :)
Book smarts? No problem. Hands on? That's when my nerves get the best of me, and clinicals start next week already! I had trouble trying to figure out how to use a blood pressure cuff yesterday for crying out loud! Ahhh, well. I laugh it off and try to study as hard as I can.
And I keep reminding myself: One day, I will be a great nurse. But right now, I will be a great student.