This has got to have been one of the longest weeks of my entire life.
Nursing school has been quite the experience for me so far, from lectures, labs, class pictures to reading and more reading.
We’ve watch video’s of HIPAA, Proper Hand Washing techniques, PPE, just basic CNA stuff to eventually check off that we have those skills learned and can perform them before we head out on our clinical sites at nursing homes in a few weeks.
Pharmacology seems like it’ll be interesting and fun, so far that textbook looks to be the most interestingly written.
We haven’t gotten our full scrub uniforms yet and neither do we have our stethoscopes but we supposedly won’t need them right away anyway. They’re expected to come in a few weeks.
We’re learning about communication and the initial interview with the patient and how to control our emotions and facial gestures when we hear of outrageous stories for the first time. They actually want us to go home and practice looking cool, calm and collective in the mirror.
Ultimately my first impression this week is difficult to put into words but I can’t help but feel like I’m still an outsider looking in this big world of Nursing. I feel like I’m a little girl wearing my mother’s dressy clothes and fancy shoes and basically just playing the part of nurse and someone will find out that I’m not right for the job. I am going to keep trudging on and not allow those negative thoughts take over my brain. Oh and also I have to say the upperclassmen are quite snobbish, they don’t seem welcoming or friendly to us lowly underclassmen and they have ugly looks on their faces when we walk by. What’s up with that?? Oh well, upwards and onwards to week 2.