Saturday, April 12, 2008

First week of school

Wow, the reading in this program is huge!! I knew there would be alot but I think I spent the first three days this week feeling very overwhelmed and like...what on earth have I gotten myself into.
The one sunny spot in the week was some reading for the health promotion class. We had to choose a book from a list we were given and read for pleasure...what a relief. Now, it was for pleasure but had to be read critically because we have to write an essay regarding our cultural awareness and how it has evolved..changed...been more enlightened or whatever based on our readings. I chose the book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. It was a very easy read...so much that once I picked it up I couldn't put it down and finished it in one day. I recommend it, if you have not read it already. I think I may find another book or two from her to read....when I get some free time.
I am finishing up a one page paper for patho on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and then will prepare to take my first exam next week.
I have some more required reading to do for health promo before I can do the essay but should turn that in next week.
I have barely skimmed the reading for the role class (the role of midwifery and birth centers in America) but need to get on it and start making notecards for my first paper, due in three weeks on the historical development of midwifery. That should be very enlightening.

Work this week was busy. We did have a wonderful natural delivery of a first time mom who birthed a 10# 1oz baby after only actively pushing 4 times. What a woman!!!!!!
Otherwise, it was induction city. Why, oh why can't we just let women go into labor on their own. I'm beginning to hate working Sunday night thru Wednesday night because all we do is admit 7-9 inductions each night, not to mention the ones that actually do come in already in labor or the four that are still laboring when we come onto the shift so we have to get them delivered, recovered and passed off to the postpartum so that we can get the inductions in and started on time (in order to avoid the wrath of certain physicians). Those kind of nights go by quickly but give me no opportunity whatsoever to develop a real rapport with my patients, and that is very disconcerting to me.

Just two more years....just two more years.....it will be sooooo worth the hard work!!!

5 comments:

CNM in the making,first survive accelerated BSN said...

yep you're definitely back in school, study study. Like you stated it will definitely be worth it. I actually plan on dropping my Frontier application in the mail tomorrow. I pray I get accepted. I'll keep posted on your blog:)

RN2CNM said...

Good luck on your application, I'm sure you'll get in!
Which class are you applying for?

CNM in the making,first survive accelerated BSN said...

I would like to start this summer, so I believe its Class 61, Frontier Bound scheduled some time in June. Thanks for the well wishes:)

RN2CNM said...

If you go to FB in June then you will start your first term on July 7th, which means you will only be one term behind me!
Are you planning full or part time? I got the impression at FB that if you were planning full-time they almost tried to talk you out of it and to go part time, that was a little disconcerting but I stuck to my guns and am doing full-time. Luckily, I also am PRN at work so I only work 1-2 nights per week so handling full-time school should be doable.

CNM in the making,first survive accelerated BSN said...

Thats the plan, I just scheduled my phone interview for next week. I was told they would try to get me in for summer term starting july 7th. But, I plan on doing it part time. But it would be so great to start right after you, you can lead the way in the learning experience:)