Friday, April 5, 2013


no really. I meant it  I am seriously SICK of school ... akkkk! 57 days and counting I think that's 7-8 weeks

It's seems a little surreal especially when my graduation dress, nurse pin are all ordered -- I honestly don't feel prepared for the real world LOL

but as many nurses say, the huge chunk of learning never stops and most of it is learned on the job. I'm currently rotating in ICU --- it's exciting and a bit intimidating well at first anyway... But as the week went by it wasn't as bad as I initially thought.. you learn soo much and that's one of the things I love about this rotation.

my clinical instructor is nice.. but she's menopausal lol.. I only say this because she's nice and joking around at one point then switches to scary-I'll bite your head off kind of deal. Not to me specifically, but I hear stories from others. So it makes me feel intimidated when I work with her. She's seems nice to me, but I'm always on my toes because I never what to see the scary side.

I figured whatever. I'm here to learn and I'll take it as that

What else.. I did better on the exam 2 -- barely. lol I'm sooo not out of the woods just yet, so I'm consistent in busting my ass in studying. My mom always tell me to relax and take time to rest. But I don't think she understands the intensity of nursing school.

I feel bad sometimes because the stress gets to me

I bark.. growl.. and snarl at people in my house.. my hubs and the doggie. And I feel guilty because I know it's not fair to them

I honestly can't handle anything else but school right now. and it sucks.

I guess it would have been even more difficult if I have kids. And it's amazing how others how juggle school and kids manage all of that.

Well I didn't plan on making this a mini novella titled whiner's corner: life of a nursing student.

Sorry for not updating [for those who follow my blog --- thank you all <3 ]  I have been living under a rock and numerous piles of textbooks. I was actually in spring break..

but what nursing student EVER have a spring break? To non-nursing students are like.. yay! spring break I'm going to the beach!

the nursing student would say, yay! spring break -- I can finally catch up on studying...

how crappy is that?

Anyway, was given the opportunity to get my ACLS certification for dirt cheap -- but I didn't take it cuz I needed to just concentrate on studying. so there.

Quite honestly, I did took advantage of sleeping in and sleeping early, so I don't feel as "tired" but I'm sure that will all change again on Monday

Anyway, diet is just as crappy. I haven't been to the gym or exercise for a LONG time and I'm feeling it

Anyway, I hope everyone is having a good week :)


  1. UGH. So close yet so far! But it's ok, Gertie, you'll get there! You're at the 'final leg' now and you've GOT this! Please, post a pic of you in your grad gear! PLEASE!

  2. wow!! I know I tell you this so many time, but I totally feel you when you mentioned the whole stressed part! To be honest, I am feeling it right now. stress really really mess with your emotion and make you one grumpy person.

    I cracked up when you start joke about the title "whiner's corner: life of a nursing student" hahaha! I tend to do that a lot for my blog.

    But either way, I love reading about your progress. Even it meant listening to you talk about your hardship. We all have that, so please share. I think after reading about your experience in nursing school, it make me feel happy because I know I'm not alone in my studies. It kinda nice to know someone is going through the same type of stress.

    Thank you so much for sharing. I think nursing school is extremely hard. I have a friend in it right now too. But, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Yoou willl get there and you are going to make a difference in so many people life.

    I been volunteering in the hospital and I realize that the nurse sometime have the hardest job, but at the same time, they tell me it is the most rewarding. I know what you are working for is worth it! so keep at it!! :)