Showing posts from March, 2016

Slow Down

When I set out on this journey to become a nurse, I knew that I would be doing things like giving shots, caring for sick individuals, and helping out post-op patients. Of course, I knew I would be impacting many lives. It kind of comes with the territory. But one thing nursing school has taught me, however, is that more often than not, these patients and residents are changing mine. And these patients and residents are bringing out the best in me.

You never know what your clinical day will be like. But I think that not knowing what to expect going into these clinical situations is kind of the beauty of it. You wake up at 4:00 am, put on your scrubs and stethoscope, head to the clinical site as the sun slowly rises, and enter into a field of unknown. I know I've experienced so little right now compared to what is to come, but so far, God reminds me each and every day why I decided to pursue nursing.

When I was at clinical a few weeks ago, I was chatting with a woman in her mid-90&#…