Thursday, November 18, 2010

New Job!

Yippee ... I finally got a new job! I am soooooooooo excited to get into pediatric nursing. It will defiantly be a big switch from hospital care to home care but I am very excited to finally get some real "peds" experience. I have flexible hours and can go to school to finish up my bachelors at the same time. I am very excited! :o)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Waiting on God ...

Right now we are simply waiting on God. I am not sure what he has planned but the important thing is that I know he has a plan, plans to prosper us and not to harm us.  I have to remember to thank him now for the what he will be providing for us in the future. We are in the tightest spot we have ever been in financially but I have faith that he has something special waiting for us. I also pray that we learn what we are supposed to from this experience. It is quite a crazy & bumpy road but we are not alone. Thank God!

Friday, September 17, 2010

90 + days later ...

Again, I have no idea what God has planned for my life right now but it does not include the adult ER where I was working. I know that I really have a heart for pediatrics yet ... there is nothing right now and we are drowning being unemployed at the same time. I am waiting for nothing short of a miracle at this point!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

30 days ...

I can't believe I have made it through over 30 days in the Emergency Department! Transitioning from a tech to a nurse in the ER/ED (emergency room / emergency department) has been so, so, so, oooooooo much harder than I was anticipating. I cried during my 30 day review then cried for the first time on the floor when one of our doctors got particularly grumpy. I made it about 10 steps and then the tears came, I was so annoyed that I couldn't keep the tears in! He wasn't even that mean really, I was just feeling a bit sensitive!

I like the ever-changing pace of the ER but there are parts of the ED that makes me want to run away screaming!!!! Being an ER nurse challenges everything that I am bad at. Time management, prioritizing, being thick skinned etc. I am hanging in there ... one day at a time.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Thank you Jesus! I passed, I passed, I passed! I am soooo happy I never have to take that bizarre test ever again! :o) I felt more pressure because I had a job lined up but now I am relieved to know that I will be starting my new job ... soon. :o)

Monday, April 26, 2010


Here are my last few facebook freak outs over my NCLEX-RN exam:

Dun-um. Dun-um. Dun-um, Dun-um, Dun-um, Dun-um Daaaaa! ... my test date feels like it is a predator like jaws that is swimming in for the kill one day at a time! AHHHHH!

So I ran to 7/11 to get sugar filled junk food to keep me awake so I could squeeze in the last few Q&A questions before my subscription ran out at midnight and ... I am pretty sure it expires tomorrow because it didn't kick me off. LOL, time for bed!

Just finished with 11.5 hours straight of studying (and snacking, ha, ha). My brain hurts! Thank you Becky for the company!!!!!!!!!! I have no idea whether or not it helped but I am down to 119 questions before I hit my 3,0000 question goal! Yippee!

OMG my NCLEX-RN exam is 30 hours from right now!!!!!!! Deep breath ... I think I'm going to be sick ... deep breath ... in through the nose .... out through the mouth ... you got this ... just breath ...

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Study overload

The science experiment continues ... I feel like I am losing more information than I am gaining ... sigh.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Testing .... soon!!!!!!!!!!

I am seriously considering rescheduling my test ... I don't know that an extra 5 days would really help though ... sigh.

Monday, April 5, 2010


I have felt panicked, stressed and unfocused lately. Not at all what I am used to. I am doing better now that I signed up for a program on-line to help me study. :o) The point is to PASS the NCLEX ... deep breath. Please Lord God help me, a lot.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


OMG my NCLEX-RN exam is scheduled for April 27, 2010 at 0800 in Renton!!! AHHHH!
Please dear God help me to pass!!!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010


I am so relieved that I graduated but the Washington state NCLEX-RN exam has got me a bit freaked out!

Monday, March 8, 2010


OMG I cannot believe nursing school is almost over!!!!!!!!!!! Hallelujah!!! I am not exactly feeling ready to be a nurse on my own but I am certainly over being a nursing student! I have only 1 day of class left and graduation is THIS Saturday... so crazy and weird! Yippee!!!!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010


I posted photos of our nursing class on Shutterfly at:

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Half way there ...

I am really liking my preceptorship! I am halfway done and can't believe after this I will be taking my NCLEX-RN exam (gulp) and then I will actually be working as a nurse!!! Wow!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Will I ever know what I am doing??

I have done 3 shifts of my preceptorship rotation at a local hospitals ICU. The hospital is smaller and not as fast paced as I am used to in the ER I work at (so far) . Yet, I am weak at things like pharmacology, interpreting lab values, assessments, paperwork and the flow of things. I know that most of these things will take time yet, right now I just feel lost! I feel like "Will I ever know what I am doing??” One of the nurses I worked with today said "No, a part of you will always feel incompetent" ... I don't like that mindset!

It is going pretty well so far but I have a LOT to learn!