Thursday, May 19, 2011

My Band

I'm starting a graduate nurse band. We call ourselves Purposeful Movements and we do hip hop covers of classical orchestral symphonies.

To commemorate our graduation today: an acid breakbeat version of Beethoven's "Ode To Joy."

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Milestone

I created this blog over a year ago, when I was about to start nursing school.

I didn't have as much time to write in it as I expected. School has been kicking my ass nonstop for the past twelve months-- and I mean that in the best possible way. This was the longest, shortest, busiest year of my life.

A year ago, I wouldn't have recognized a good nursing assessment if it ran me over. I couldn't have told you the difference between dilaudid, dilantin, and diazepam. The main thing I knew about IVs and injections was that the sharp end goes in first. But at this point, if you believe my instructors and preceptors, I'm getting pretty near competent.

I put in more hours of hard work for this, than I have at anything else in my life. I haven't been doing much of anything outside school. I've got notes and textbooks stacked on every flat surface of my house, and huge piles of flashcards. And finally, after all that, it's done.

I officially graduate in six days.

Go me.