So I'm fully in the midst of nursing school and to say it is intense is an understatement. Every week we have someone drop out or fail out and find myself feeling very fortunate that I am able to take NCLEX style questions and answer the majority of them correctly. Some people simply have a hard time processing them and it seems no matter what, they just are not able to figure out exactly what information the questions are asking for. If you have no idea what the NCLEX is, it's the test that you have to take after you are done with your school to put the Licensed or Registered before Nurse in your title. It's essential. Instructors do a good job of preparing you for this exam and the 5,000,000 tests we take have a large amount of NCLEX style questions on them.
Tests. We are tested constantly. Since this semester started 6 weeks ago, I've taken 11 tests and 4 quizzes along with all the other assignments and presentations we've given. To remain in the course you have to have at least a 78 percent on all your tests/quizzes combined. There was also a conversions math test that you had to score a 90% on to remain in the program. No pressure. We have spring break in 2 weeks and I already am dreaming about sweat pants, sleeping, no studying and lots and lots of alcohol. My kids do not have spring break the same week as me. This is problematic but almost sort of awesome. I can literally become a sloth that week and it will be perfectly okay, if not expected from my fellow nursing students.
So I have done one race so far this year with many on the springs schedule. The one that I've done is one that I really enjoyed last year and it run inside on a track that runs just over a quarter mile for each lap. This year it wasn't nearly as fun as my arms and hands went completely numb for the majority of the race. I kept trying to shake them to get circulation to them but nothing would help. It really messed with my brain the whole time so I just didn't feel well.
|Rachel, Lish, Matt, Me geeking out|
|Some of my favorite people ever!|
So my body is against me and things just never really function correctly. This because even more obvious when you are in nursing school and we regularly take vitals and tests on each other and mine are always in the abnormally low range. I can't tell you how many times my instructor has said "That's pretty low......." What became obvious as of late is just how extremely tired I was. I knew this meant I was insanely anemic again so I had to go in to get IV iron yet again. Hopefully I will be able to function better now.
Now I don't know what else to say and I always find it hard to put a closing on blog posts. Some do the questions so....
What's the longest you have taken off from Blogging?
Does your body ever completely fail you in life?