so I'm brushing the metaphoric cobwebs off of my keyboard and mulling over the events of my day; first day of the spring semester. although this one was pretty important for me; after three semesters of waiting, taking prerequisites, and being a general annoyance to the head of the Nursing department, i finally started the Nursing Process Courses. my professor stood in front of the classroom and announced in a solemn voice
"every nightmare story you heard about this program...is totally true.
But the advantage to being in a program that is so hard to pass, is that our graduates have a 94% rate on the NCLEX exam, and find jobs very easily."
and on that note, she passed out brightly colored squares of paper and instructed us to write our names on them and prop them up on our desks, just till she learns everyone's names. to be fair, she teaches four or five classes a week, with about 35 students in each class. that's....alot of names to remember.
after a two hour class, in which we didn't learn anything, but just listened to instructions and details (mainly about how we're going to fail if we don't put in at least 12 hours of work every week for this class alone-not counting work we gotta do for the clinical, i hustled off to the Nursing Department with my friend Z so she could chat (or argue, however you want to see it) with the notorious Department Head about switching a clinical so she won't have to transgress a holiday. while i waited in the overheated, overcrowded office, on an overstuffed chair, i managed to get started in my seven chapters of assigned reading (so much for my skiing trip tomorrow, I'm spending the day with Fundamentals of Nursing). a woman told my friend and i that we look alike. i guess we do, if you were looking at the fact that we were both wearing skirts. and had straight hair. other than that, there is no resemblance between the two of us.
I'd almost forgotten the whole beginning-of-a-new-term drill. i ran up and down the stairs four or five times before i was ready to walk out the door. I'd completely forgotten to buy pens, and my folders from last semester were ready for the garbage, so i hustled to Walmart to buy folders. unfortunately, the school supply section was looking pretty sparse (i guess no one's buying supplies at the end of January. ) and i had a very pathetic selection to choose from. i didn't want some barely-pushing-thirteen-idol grinning toothily up at me, i don't have an unbridled love for small furry creatures, and i certainly don't feel the need to have a smiling bunny insulting everyone who looked at my folders, so i chose the designed folder that made me feel the least urge to vomit when i looked at it, and went on to look at pens, and then buy Eco-pellets for my mom (ENOUGH SNOW ALREADY!) pulling sister1 away from the car mats ("no i don't want a pink car mat with flowers on it!") and the guns (i think I'll sleeping on the couch tonight)
so now I've got lots and lots of reading to do, and I'm hoping my stethoscope and white sneakers (ugh) show up before my clinicals start in two weeks. with my luck, anything is possible...
oh and Tembow tagged me to do another Meme. as fun as they are to do, i don't want to bore the public (if anyone hasn't deserted my sinking blogship-it's been awhile) so i'm acknowledging my tag and thanks, Tembow!