Hello to my dear darling followers. I know I’m a bad blogger and I haven’t posted anything in ages BUT, hear me out, I have a good reason (or twenty)!
Over the last few months I’ve been writing my dissertation, which is now complete (!!) and may actually get published (!!!) so I can finally relax!
Wait, wait, no I can’t, I’m a final year student nurse. The word “relax” doesn’t get spoken much at this stage!
So now that my dissertation’s done, I’ve just started my final placement ever, which will finish at the end of July. This one’s particularly scary as you’re basically considered a staff nurse now, give or take a few months. To illustrate, on my first day last Tuesday, I thought my mentor was kidding when she said “Take that bay, off you go”. She wasn’t. No other help, no other support. Just, get in there and get on with it. Stressful? Yes. Overwhelming? No. Amazingly I did manage to get on with it and at the end of the day all my patients were alive and well! Huzzah!
So as well as that, I’m also now applying for jobs, which is scaring the bejeezus out of me. I’m having a mini-crisis regarding exactly where and in which department I want to work, as the general consensus amongst all my nursey friends at the moment is “APPLY EVERYWHERE! JUST GET A JOB! WORRY ABOUT SPECIFICS LATER!”
So that’s fun.
How are you all doing?