Sunday, September 25, 2011

My Happy Place...

This past Wednesday night, my friend Nate and I went to watch the former BYU baskeball All-Star Jimmer Fredette All-Star game.  There were 20 newly drafted NBA players all having a scrimmage against each other.  It was probably the most talented group of players to ever play on the Marriot Center baskeball court.  It was full of lots of dunks, and very little defense being played.  It was awesome!  

Then, on Friday night, my wife and I went to watch the BYU football team play against Central Florida with my friend Clint.  They had just come off a tough loss to utah the week before, but they were able to beat Central Florida, and it was a great Friday night!

Awesome seeing "Jimmer" as one of the teams!

Jimmer's brother TJ rapping during half-time

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Death, Code Red, and Getting Hit On...

Yesterday was my first day of clinicals for this semester. I gave lots of shots, prepared and hung a lot of medications, and was able to learn a lot from all the staff. I have to say that it was a very full day. We reported to the hospital at 6:30 am sharp and were there till about 7 pm. During that time the following events happened:
  • A patient died right in front of me.
  • A Code Red (Fire) was called.
  • My patient started hitting on me and asked me for my phone number.
While it's true that most days are very busy and a little crazy at the hospital, this is not the norm. I am way excited for my clinical days coming up where I will be able to be in the operating room standing over the surgeon watching operations all day long. I will also be able to spend entire days in endoscopy and the ER. This is going to be an awesome clinical semester!

This is how i felt when i got home:

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

And The Winner is....

The Hungry Runner Girl! Congrats! Just email me an address you want your $30 Dick's Sporting Good's Gift Card sent to.

Stay tuned for more giveaways!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Welcome to Nursing School!

Sorry it's been a little while since my last post. I'm working on my Bachelor Degree in Nursing and school just started up again and I'm back at it. Thank you to everyone who has become a new follower. Tell your friends to follow quickly because I will be announcing the winner of the $30 Dick's Sporting Goods Gift Card on Tuesday, September 6.

For those of you who are new, you need to know that I love to blog about things that I learn in school, and random things that interest me. Some of it is about my life, and a lot of it is what I feel is very beneficial health information--current information, straight from the mouth of my professors and textbooks.

I love to share about unique experiences that I get to have at the hospital I work in or at the hospital that I do my clinical rotations in. I STRONGLY feel that by following this blog, you will:
  • Be able to make better health decisions
  • Be more informed about current healthcare recommendations and practices
  • Be reminded of important topics that you never would have thought about otherwise
  • And you'll definitely be entertained by the experiences that I have and share
It would mean the world to me if you would encourage other people to join this blog, because I really want my voice to go far, and i really make a big effort for this blog to be fun, and beneficial to all those who follow it. I'm confident that you will really benefit from reading both my past and future posts. Thanks!

For those of you who have been to nursing school, or who have wanted to go, or for those of you who just might be curious, I thought I would take you on a little tour of my school. It's called Westminster College and it's located in Salt Lake City:

This is on the outside of the Nursing building

This is the Nursing building

This is the entrance

This is one of my classrooms where I am being taught Medical-Surgical Nursing

So, what do you think of my school, and what do you think of the blog?