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Hi.

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It’s been a while, yes.

But I’m a bit conflicted at the moment. I’m doing the whole RN bit, but I don’t know if this is what I want to be. I want to do more.

Yes, this is vague. But I’m still thinking about it.

When I figure it out more, I’ll be less vague. Maybe.

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Written by stereotypicalone

May 15, 2012 at 16:34

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Happy New Year

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Two hours into 2011 and I really should get to bed.

No. What I should be doing is drinking with friends. Spending time with the SO. Celebrating.

Instead I’m on the couch by the fireplace, writing this post and drinking wine right out of the bottle. Glasses were so twentyten. I suppose I’m supposed to be happy with the start of another year and all the possibilities that wait for me.

But I’m not. I’m just sitting by the fire and drinking wine from the bottle.

Tonight I had a number of people tell me that this was going to “be my year.” Because the years before it so weren’t mine. This is my year because of a certain possibility. It’s not something guaranteed… it could fall through the cracks for all I know.

But it’s there. Tangible. Possible. I’ll know next week.

‘Til then, I’m going to enjoy this.

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January 1, 2011 at 03:07

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Now that I’m an RN, what’s next?

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For the time being, nothing.

I’m not looking for a job, but I am considering taking as many certifications as I possibly can. The reasons for my delaying the job search are personal and I’m not sure if I want to share it on an “anonymous” blog. I may in the future when this is over with, but right now I’m going to say no.

On another note, my license came in a few weeks ago. It was a great feeling, opening front door and finding the envelope waiting there for me. Inside the envelope was my official license, which is waiting to be framed and hung on the wall, and the paper version that I would bring with me on interviews.

And in true fashion, I got that paper stuck on the envelope’s adhesive. But don’t worry, a few blow dryer sessions later, it was freed from it’s glue trap.

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September 20, 2010 at 19:57

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Nursing Shows

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Hi there. It’s late.

Pretty darn late. But I’m still up NCLEX studying.

And when I write studying, I mean I do mostly other things and then study. For example today- things started off well but then my mind started to wander; what’s on tv, what have I missed, remember that really good show about blahblahblah… So I went ahead and took a break and looked up things. Ait turns out, some of my favorite international shows were still online, complete with english subtitles.

Watch half an episode. Do some studying. Watch the rest of the episode. It was like this all day.

Anyways, nursing seems to be the theme of the newer shows (Nurse Jackie, Hawthorne, Mercy)… and that’s just here in the US. Back in Stereotypia, I remember seeing at least one nurse themed show in the last year. And it wasn’t very good. The show I found was done back in 2007. It’s called Nurse Aoi, and even though it’s a little silly, it was a nice distraction.

And now that I’ve let you know about that, I can get back to studying.

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August 13, 2010 at 03:38

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Bored

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I should be studying for the NCLEX.

But I get so easily distracted. I wake up late, sleep late… and the time in between has amounted to very little.

I take that back.

I did an NCLEX review class, and I signed up for a phlebotomy class and just went to a nursing conference. So I am doing things. It’s just that these things are too far apart and there’s a lot of nothings filling in the gaps.

I miss school.

School meant organization… even if that organization was at times disorganized. Attendance was mandatory, even if they may not have said it outright. It gave me something to do, even if that something was to just sit at a desk and pretend to be paying attention.

Yes, I was bored then. But it was a more involved bored. The bored now is just so… lonely.

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June 12, 2010 at 21:09

Random Study Thought

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I think it’s safe to say that I will not keep in touch with any of my classmates when we’re done.

Yeah, I’m anti-social like that.

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February 15, 2010 at 23:53

Take Note

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When you are cleaning out your patient’s puke bucket in the bathroom, make sure you shut the door to spare those walking by of the smell. Also, try to muffle the gagging noises as you measure the emesis, note the color, dump and then clean everything. The patient probably didn’t hear, but it’s still not nice.

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October 6, 2009 at 20:15