October 16, 2009

Life of a Nursing Student.

As predicted, this term is an absolute doozy ! We are three weeks in, and I still haven't had a chance to stop and catch my breath. I took the first month off from work to focus completely on school without distractions. I told my boss I would be back mid-October, but the way things are shaping up, if I do return to work it may only be for one sad shift a week....and hell no, it doesn't make ME sad at all.

I plan to post any interesting events that happen throughout my clinical rotations however. I mean, I realize this is a waitress blog and all, but you KNOW you'd rather read about old man testicle gunk, or my incontinent coma patient shitting on me while I was changing his bed. After all, that's real entertainment. No more "Oh, table 3 is being a bitch" or, "that asshole didn't tip..." lets get down and dirty with the stuff life is REALLY all about.

In the mean time I plan on changing the title of this blog. Also follow me on Twitter for more frequent updates (though probably still uncommon). And make sure to not go anywhere! I haven't forgotten about you. I will post when I can, and will regularly update throughout school breaks.


Also, if you've ever taken any medical courses and worked with a SimMan or a mannequin, this video is sure to have you laughing your ass off!!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your waitressing comments were great, but as a cancer survivor who's been in the hospital alot more than I like and who has permanent problems due to a doctor's screw up (but not enough to sue him, unfortunately) I really have to say that I think nursing is maybe not the career for you. Nurses need to be kind and caring.....and you seem to be angry at and bitter about these people's conditions. Trust me, they hate what is happening to their bodies way more than you ever will. Please reconsider going into medical research or something where you will not need to interact directly with the patients.

Wendy said...

The father of one of my closest friends is a lab tech - in a small town where he is the only one & deals with all the doctors, the one hospital in town, and the nursing homes.

His stories are a HOOT. So danged funny.

My favorite? The guy in the emergency room trying to make up a plausible story about how a door knob got wedged in his butt. RIGHT. At least his wife was there with him, being supportive.

The Veteran Server said...

Well, good luck with school! My husband is in school right now and I know it can be tough juggling everything. Good choice on a profession, medical personnel will always have a job.

Marrock said...

Ok, I saw the post title and my first thought was "Wait... nursing students are allowed to have lives?"

G.H. said...

Anon- You are absolutely right that I hate people's condition...when they are self inflicted.
Also, don't forget that this is a blog, and the point is entertainment.

G.H. said...

Marrock- Good call!! How about the (Un)Life of a nursing student...

Ex-Restaurant Manager said...

Just know that we miss you and will be waiting until you can resume your writing. My weekly intake of sarcasm is sorely lacking!

Ribeye of your Dreams said...

I already held a ton of respect for you just because of the part time waitress gig honey, but that respect has quadrupled because of the nursing school - nurses have so much to do that they deserve more respect by a thousandfold than they get! Good for you!

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reverend atman said...

hay!

you still there!

should I delete you rss feed!

hay!