Nurse Betty BScN (cand): EXAMS!!!!!

Nurse Betty BScN (cand)

I am a 36 year old mother of 2. I entered university in 2005 for the BScN program but had no idea what a roller coaster ride it would be. My other interests are boating, cottaging, gardening, sitting, doing nothing, vegging and of course hard core belly button contemplating.

Sunday, December 03, 2006


Exams are upon us! First is research then patho, then psych, then theory. Luckily I didn't take an elective this semester so I don't have one of those stupid distractor exams to worry about. I am worried about the research and patho of course, psych and theory are hit or miss, doesn't matter how prepared I am for those exams if I can't read english that day then I am sunk.

I had my last day at the hospital on Friday. Miss B is very sick, one of the nurses said her doctor said she will probably only be around another couple of weeks. Very sad, she has 3 kids and is only 2 years older than me. I am sad that I won't be in the hospital again until January. I still don't know where I am being placed. That frustrates me to no end. Why can't they be a little more timely with that info?

Anchors have started the countdown to School holidays! I have to admit, so have I. I am really looking forward to a nice relaxing holiday. Well, no holiday until I get these exams out of the way so back to the books.


Blogger hoosier student nurse said...

I've gotten my med-surg assignment for next semester, and while it's not the very, very nicest hospital, it's my favorite and my CI is incredible. I'll bet your kids are hopping from one foot to the other. Fingers crossed for all A's!

8:36 p.m.  
Blogger Too Fat 4 Ponies said...

We are DONE! And I bet you did great.

Enjoy the time off and take advantage of the daycare I know you are paying for to treat yourself to a couple of days of "me-time".

Too Fat, SN

10:52 p.m.  
Blogger Wendy, S.N. said...

Hope all your exams went well. Have a great holiday.
W. :)

8:43 a.m.  
Blogger hoosier student nurse said...

Hey!! Where have you been?

2:14 p.m.  
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