Thursday, December 30, 2010

Winter Interlude

Cuz I'm bored and have no nursing news to report but I don't want you to stop reading!!!

School starts again January 11th! Many more stories involving bodily fluids, and strange and disgusting procedures to come!!!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010


I'll be gone from nursey land until mid-ish January when all HELL BREAKS LOOSE when I start my 10-week Med/Surg rotation. But for now I'm 2/3's a nurse!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Teen Queen

On one of my last days on the adolescent psych unit, one of the kids told me about how his mother had sent him to jesus camp twice hoping she might help steer her gay son back to heterosexuality. I didn't let my shock at what he'd told me show, but it was one of the saddest, most ridiculous things I'd ever heard. He was on the unit because he'd attempted suicide. I wonder if his self-loathing might have had something to do with the fact that his own mother wouldn't accept who he was.

Friday, December 3, 2010

And the winner of best excuse goes to....

One of the kids on the psych unit told staff yesterday that he didn't want to participate in activity hour because he was landing spaceships in his room. Given the choice of 1) coloring or 2) landing spaceships in the comfort of my room, I'd probably also go with the latter.