Monday, December 01, 2008

Found My Niche

Update on the latest twists and turns in my nursing career.  My new company is great.  I love it there. I am pursuing my Wound Care Nurse certification from the WOCNA.  Things are looking up. 

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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Suicide - Thought for Nurses

Monday, May 26, 2008

New Nurse VLOG

Please head on over to Damon's new BLOG/VLOG: Wounded Healer. You wont regret it.
It is a wonderful beginning and I am so excited to welcome this new nursing student into nursing. Please check it out...

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Long Time No VLOG

An update on my transition into nursing. Thoughts on community nursing, homecare.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Nursing Students Rock

OK, this is so old these guys have probably graduated by now! It's brilliant, cute and hilariously funny. I just could not resist.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Breezy Brooklyn Birds

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Ok, it's a little long. Getting back into the videoblogging groove. I have seen pigeons around town do this flying sun dance before and have always wanted to catch it. While running some errands on a beautiful day yesterday, I finally did. Also some random driving footage on a glorious fall day. Pink Floyd, "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" from the Ummagumma album provides the perfect spacey soundtrack.

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Friday, October 26, 2007

First Year Nurse

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Reflections on my first year. Still a work in progress. Feeling much more confident now, though. Still no regrets on my chosen path. Funny how my last two reflections posts echo each other. Variations on a theme. I did not notice this until after I made the post and looked back at my last one.

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Friday, April 13, 2007

Leeloo Goes AWOL

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The other night, Leeloo, our parrot, decided to take in a look around the neighborhood. Somehow, she hitched a ride out on an unsuspecting/distracted shoulder. This caused us one of the most frightening nights we have had. Seeing that the temperature was to drop below 40, we were sure our little tropical girl would have a tough night. So we put out our posters out around the neighborhood and went to bed fearing the worst. The next morning brought the best possible news. Leeloo foun her way onto the terrace of a family nearby. They found our "lost"posters while preparing to put their "found" posters out and called us right away. A miracle we are very grateful for!

Welcome home, Leeloo!

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Friday, March 23, 2007

Sit Yer Butt Down And Take Report...

It's Change of Shift. Wear green scrubs, while your at it...

Monday, March 19, 2007


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I have been missing in action for several months. This post is the first post reflecting on a very difficult time in my transition to life as a new nurse. I realized after I looked at this video that one might construe my comments to be critical of my preceptor. This is not the case for me. My preceptor was a lovely and talented nurse who did everything she could to nurture me. The mismatch for me had more to do with the facility itself and the pace there. I am just aware that some other nurses in my class had issues with their preceptors or coworkers.

Monday, January 01, 2007

A New Year

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Reflections on transitioning into nursing and New Years wishes.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

It's up! Fat Doctor: Change of Shift

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Fat Doctor: Change of Shift

This one is exceptional. Tons of Nurse blogs I have not had a chance to find yet. Boy, these folks are great writers, too. Very worthwhile, enjoy!

Monday, November 20, 2006


I passed. I took my test Saturday and just found out that I passed. So now the real journey of becoming can begin. I can't begin to tell you how relieved I am!

Sunday, November 12, 2006


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I am beginning to understand that nursing school is just the tip of the iceberg. Becoming a nurse is a transition that goes deeper than the knowledge and is an ongoing process. There are practical changes. Then there are the deeper changes in perspective. It's more than a change of career. It's a change of heart.