Fabulous Friday, 5/29/15

I haven’t done a Fabulous Friday post in forever, but I’m doing one today. I need to get back into doing these weekly posts because they remind me to be thankful for the things in my life, and they also keep me focused on my goals. This past week, I’ve been ill with the stomach flu, but I’m feeling so much better today and ready to share my weekly blessings.

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Why Pediatric Nursing?

I’m often asked this question, and I thought I would share it here on the blog.

Prior to my nursing clinical rotation on the pediatric unit, I never considered myself to be a pediatric nurse. I was always afraid of ill children; for, the thought of a sick child was mentally and emotionally encumbering. I complained about the semester before it started, and I sat in class wishing I didn’t have to complete the rotation. One of my professors became aware of my fear of ill children, and she met with me after class to inquire about my fear. I stated, “Its just not for me.” Seeing that I wasn’t able to fully verbalize the reason of my fear, my professor suggested I get over that fear by confronting it.

I reluctantly obliged.

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