On Wednesday, I asked an elderly patient if he had any drug allergies, and he responded, "No, and I also want you to know that I am not allergic to cute young nurses like yourself either." Hmm…. Is that a call light in the next room? Gotta go!
Oh, did I mention that I am no longer a student nurse?! I haven’t officially graduated- graduation isn’t until the 19th, but I don’t plan on going, so I am completely done! All that is left is the NCLEX (licensing exam) and I will be an official RN with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. I thought about changing the name of my site, since I am no longer a student, but too many people still find me by googling "Confessions of a student nurse."
Once I finished my Capstone hours, I packed up my car and left for Dallas. Although I have been looking forward to graduating and restarting my life with Mike, saying bye to my parents and friends for the second time was extremely hard. My mom is my best friend, and not being able to see her whenever I want breaks my heart. And I have been spoiled by having my dad, who is a doctor, around to help explain anything I don’t understand.
On the way to Dallas, I drove by the hospital where we had our very first clinical. Seeing the building made me smile- the first time I saw it I was a scared student nurse, who had no idea what she was doing. Now I am a scared graduate nurse who still has no idea what she is doing. 😉 I started thinking about those first few days of clinical, back when even walking into a patient’s room was a scary task. My classmates and I went through a lot together- from dealing with our first patient dying before we even touched her to spending thirty minutes putting a diaper on an elderly woman BACKWARDS, we have been there for each other through the laughter and the tears. I will miss you guys.