Monday, August 20, 2007

the first day

I had my first day of Nursing Fundamentals lab. It was so fun, ok, sounds weird but we learned how to wash our hands -- which is our very first "signed off" procedure. restrain a patient and gown up. Also heard an OSHA and HIPPA lecture...wow, if you're caught giving out confidential info it could cost up to 250k and/or 10 years in prison -- that sucks. When I went to the book store a couple of weeks ago they said not to worry that there would be books left etc etc....well guess who didn't get the fundamentals book because the last one was sold out this morning....yup -- ME. See, I should have had them overnight it to me in Seattle....people don't get it but it's reasons like this that I'M, AT TIMES, A CONTROL FREAK. I special ordered the book. Here's where it gets really neat though, the teacher gave me her book and work book (homework due next Monday) and I just need to give hers back when I get mine. How cool is that?

Jason's on his way home, so once he loads the pictures on to this computer from his, I'll upload them.

3 comments:

Martha said...

The BIG difference you will notice in nursing school vs. pre-req stuff: Nursing Faculty have a vested interest in your SUCCESS. Sure they want you to learn the stuff (thus they might at times be tough and cold)but at the same time, it is important that you succeed in this learning and thus you'll notice a lot more understanding and helpfulness. Just the nature of the profession: we can't help it!

tz said...

and that's why I LOVE this....and it was so obvious with that teacher letting me have her book til mine came in...and martha, i bet you were a great nurse martha, you're very good at wanting people to succeed and very caring...

Colleen Dobson said...

I thought you said, "and then how to grow up" (instead of gown up). I'd be tempted to sign up for that one!