Archive for February 21, 2013

Busy BSN’s

It is hard to believe that we are already nearly half way through spring semester and just a couple weeks away from Spring Break! This semester has been a tough one for sure, but we are learning a lot. It seems like we are all very busy with tests, papers, journals (especially journals), and group projects this semester. It’s all very time consuming but that’s what we expected. I just had my orientation to my psychiatric rotation at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center a couple of days ago and I think it will be very interesting. The psych rotations are much different than what we are used to in Med Surge, (I can’t speak for Peds…I haven’t crossed that bridge yet). There are lots of “outside” assignments for the psych rotation, but I think it will be very informative. I have to make the most of my time because since I am at the VA during spring break, I really only get about two and a half days there. I think I will really enjoy it, even if it’s just a change of scenery. From what I have heard, it seems like there isn’t a “bad” clinical site and that everyone is enjoying theirs. This is good! It means we aren’t tired of nursing yet! Haha! Good luck to everyone on the second Integrated exam next week!

Surreal

A couple of days ago the seniors had a small showcase on the plaza level. The purpose was to prepare them for things they needed for graduation. They even had a sign that read “Congratulations Graduates!”. That whole thing got me thining. In exactly one year, that sign will be up for me. How surreal is that!

Nursing school feels like it has just begun and already I am thinking about gradutation. We have only one more clinical rotation after this semester before we start role transition. What?? It seems crazy. Will we really be prepared enough to begin role transition in just one and a half semesters? Right now, even though I am doing a lot more and using my nursing knowlege almost without thinking about it, I still feel like I know nothing. And I’m sure in the grand scheme of things, that is absolutley true. Yet, the faculty is confident that I will know enough to enter the workfork as a licensed registered nurse in just one short year.

Seeing the seniors prepare for graduation really put things into persecptive for me. Soon enough I will no longer be an Emory student. I need to take advanatge of it while I can. There are so many things offered here outside of just the Nursing School that I have yet to participate in. I haven’t even walked past the science library since our tour during orientation. With all the studying we have to do, it’s easy to forget about our surroundings. I plan to make some time to become a part of the university as a whole before I leave this place. I don’t want to miss my chance!