For awhile now, my friends and family have told me, "You really need to write this stuff down." And by "this stuff," they are referring to the many stories that I come home from work telling. Sometimes I come home from work in a great mood after a fun and lighthearted day. Other days, I spent the entire hour+ drive home crying. And still, on other occasions I come home ranting (ie: this doctor said this, that parent did that, etc.).
So this is my attempt at "writing it down." To share the many adventures that I go through daily being a PICU nurse, a graduate student and many times a home health/triage nurse to friends and family : ) I hope that you enjoy this journey of mine. I'm sure along the way there will be many laughs, lots of rants, possibly some crying....but I hope that you find as much passion and joy along the way as I do!
So who is this nurse you are "Adventuring" with??? I have been a PICU nurse for the past 5 years and have loved (mostly) every minute of it. I am blessed to work in a place that has all kinds of patients (from the demographic to patient diagnosis). This means that I am constantly on my toes, learning new things every day. And when that code button goes off, PICU nurses truly spring into action.
I am also blessed to be going to school online!! I love school....but I LOVE school on my couch, in my PJs, in front of the TV more : ) I just finished my last final of the quarter yesterday which officially marks the half-way done point!! I know that come this summer when health fairs and clinicals begin, the true schooling will start. But until then, I will continue to enjoy soaking up little morsels of nursing goodness as it comes along (however few and far between that sometimes seems!). And when I graduate (August 27, 2011...and counting!) I will be an Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Translation: ummm, no idea yet....still deciding what it is I want to do with that....but hey, I guess that's part of the adventure!