Wednesday, March 09, 2011

The Middle

In three weeks,there is a plan. That plan involves 80 new white-jacketed,scrubs & gear clad nursing students to be unleashed among 7 healthcare facilities for the long-awaited "clinical" setting.

Frightening, I know. But before we get there,we have 2 classroom tests, 2 "oral competency head to toe assessments" another math test,an online test,and a week of Spring Break to survive. Quite frankly it feels like a lifetime away because if you fail at any step in between you can't go to clinicals and flunk ze course. The oral competencies must be completely memorized (you're doing an actual physical exam in front of the instructor) and the whole situation is a step beyond test anxiety.(multiple choice tests just don't compare) If you go blank,you're good and screwed.

But if you survive,you're awarded with a 1.3 week long "Spring Break" (some of which will be spent studying,still,it will be nice).And when you come back,get involved in real live patient's just a hop and a skip away till May,& you'll get a break for good.(for a few months)One Semester will be done...3 more to go.

I can do this.

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meanderings said...

Yes, you can do it. We're counting on you!

Caro said...

You can do it! Good Luck!

Simon said...

Hey Heidi
It's been a real privilege to follow your progress through Nursing School.
Congratulations on what you have already achieved and best wishes for all that is ahead. I'm sure it has been said before but I will say it again, you will make an outstanding nurse and you are a fantastic person

Scott K. Johnson said...

You can totally do this. :-)