Sunday, June 19, 2011

I've spent the last two weeks observing the drug and alcohol unit, adult and geriatric psyche, and the emergency department. The emergency department has been by favorite by a very wide margin. I've found the psyche department interesting but I don't think it's a place I'd want to work. It takes a very special kind of nurse to work in those units. The ER wasn't as dramatic as I imagined it to be but it was extremely fast paced. Within a few hours I got to start IV's, draw blood for blood work, and do a couple of EKG's. The nurse I was working with was amazing! She was more than willing to teach me anything I wanted to know. Despite what you may think, in the nursing world that is a rarity!
Wednesday marks the beginning of our summer vacation. It's a much needs break from the extreme pressure I put on myself. I'm looking forward to sleeping in, spending time with family, and catching up with all of you. I feel so distant from all of you since school began! I'd love to know how you all are doing!


aola said...

I've missed you, too!! I hope you get to really enjoy your break.

Sandra said...

it's been a lot of work, but it's been good!