New RN Wish List

If I’m not mistaken, I noted I received a new position as an RN at a pediatric hospital. I’m extremely excited about this position, and I start in less than two weeks.

Since I’m transitioning to this new position, I have a small wish list. These are items that I find fitting for my career; for, they will be beneficial to keeping my patients and myself safe, organized, and cute 🙂 Read More

Being Enough…Thoughts of a New RN

Being a new RN is hard. It’s often said the first three months on the job is hell, and I believe it. Although I enjoy what I do, the transition from nursing student to Registered Nurse is tough. You have to learn the protocols and procedures of your institution, attend classes and training specific to your unit, and undergo training with a preceptor. In addition to all of this, you’re now working under your own license, so if you mess up, that’s your ass. Read More

Fabulous Friday, 3/20/15

Hello! I hope all of you are enjoying this first day of Spring. Here in Southern California, the weather is beautiful! It’s 82 degrees, the sun is shining, and the sky is a pretty blue with white clouds. I know it sounds very “picture perfect,” but its the truth. Spring is one of my favorite seasons (fall is the other), so I am loving this time of the year. It brings me back to my childhood when the dogwood trees surrounding the house would have pretty white and pink blossoms. Hubby is currently at work, and I wish he was here to enjoy with me, but hey…we have bills to pay. He will be home later, and we have plans to enjoy the rest of the day together.

I’m elated to have a day to myself today. This week has been filled with many meetings, orientations, physical exams, and drug screenings. If any of you work in healthcare, you know  how that is. They want to make sure you can do the job and not getting high on any illegal substances. I have another orientation meeting tomorrow morning, and I’m sort of looking forward to it. I don’t like meetings on the weekend. I like my weekends to be easy breezy, but healthcare doesn’t work like that. O’well.

Anyways, here is my list for my Fabulous Friday. I’m thankful for: Read More