The Interlude

So we have reached the end of our scholastic pursuit. After one year of prerequisites and two in the actual Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) program we have finished the required courses and now are ready to receive our diplomas and begin to study for boards. What are boards? It’s the certification you have to … More The Interlude

Clinicals

So now let’s talk about clinicals. I hear you wondering, “What is a clinical?” Well let me break it down for you. A clinical is when you go out of your sheltered ‘learning’ environment and go out into an actual healthcare setting. You actually do patient care and it can be pretty eye-opening.     … More Clinicals

The Grind

So our hero has been accepted into nursing school. He’s ready to learn and apply that knowledge in his chosen field. Then classes start. The first class is typical, everyone is looking at everyone else, trying to figure out where in the pecking order they will fall. For me, a 17 year old who went … More The Grind

Nursing School

Boy howdy. So I was a pretty good student. I had a 4.0 GPA in high school. Graduated valedictorian with honors, so I feel like I could handle fairly well any academic course of study. What I wasn’t prepared for was the sheer amount of busy work that gets thrown at you during nursing school. … More Nursing School

And So It Begins

I’ve wanted to find my niche and get myself out into the blogosphere for quite a while now but never could find something that “rang my bell”. Well, the other night in the shower my mind was wandering as it is wont to do and it hit me. Why not share my experiences from my time in the Emergency Department? I could also share stories from others. … More And So It Begins

Why a Nurse?

So you may be wondering, “Why would a guy want to be a nurse?” Maybe you think it’s field that is just for women. Maybe you think a guy has to be a touch on the feminine side to work in that field. Nope. Let me break it down for you. The nursing profession did … More Why a Nurse?