Category Archives: nursing school

oh, are you?

This week, I assisted with a major surgery I hung out in the OR. Before I begin, let’s just get this out of the way, shall we? From Rushmore:

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yo hablo español, sort of: week one clinical observations

Observation #1: The El is different in the early morning. Sleepy. The brown line train has only four cars instead of the usual rush-hour eight car caterpillars. The train rocks a bit more violently when it is empty. I am … Continue reading

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watching my language

So, yesterday I had my Physical Assessment Assessment. This is where you pair up with a classmate and perform a head-to-toe physical exam (minus examining the boy and girl parts) while the clinical instructor sits in the room and stares … Continue reading

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my last five weeks (in crayon)!

The past five weeks were pretty intense….I have illustrated it for you: But now, all has changed! This week, I have to demonstrate that I know how to give a physical exam. That’s it! Sure, I still have to work, and … Continue reading

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why wednesday was like an episode of “chopped”….

I love the show Chopped. When I am tired and want to veg out, this is what I watch. While my ever-so-patient husband will tolerate the obsession, the conversation usually goes something like this:

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