Saturday, August 23, 2008

Nursing School

First day of school!
Andrew wanted me to wear my backpack but it is heavy so I opted out, sorry.
I survived the first week! Thank you to all those who called, were thinking of me, brought by cards and treats over, and babysat. Your support means more to me than you know. Andrew has been Mr. Mom around the house and it has been so nice to have the toys picked up, the bed made or the dishes done without me having to ask or do it, thanks babe!

The first few days were mainly orientation and then Thursday and Friday started to pick up with us learning and practicing bed making, hygiene (giving each other baths),


use of restraints, transferring immobile patients (the instructors used me in the demo with four other student...am I really that heavy?!...moving me from one bed to another). We also learned about nutrition and record keeping of fluids and meals, use of bedpans, catheters, and NG tubes. The only thing that I didn't appreciate were the 40 bodies practicing skills in the lab room with the air broken, man it was soo hot in there!

We moved this guy (with girl genitalia and possibly Graves disease) out of his bed so that we could use it for practice, man was he heavy. Note to self: do not try to pick up the dummies under their knees because if you do your finger will get pinched!

Clinical outfit

Mr. Curious

Future Dr. Carson Morgan??

Next week we will start doing vital signs and we get to go on a tour of the hospital where we will be for clinical and have a lunch with some recruiters and students from other colleges in the area. So far it hasn't been too bad, just a lot of driving. Besides Carson taking naps at odd times he is adjusting well and has been a happy camper. His happy disposition makes this transition so much easier for me...I don't think he'll hate me after all.

13 comments:

Laurie, the girls and Scott said...

Wow! Congratulations on a new adventure!

Laura said...

Oh, you look so adorable in your little nursing get-up!

The Mortimer's said...

Yeah and it's back to school! Tiffani you are going to be an awesome nurse! Good luck with school and if you need anything don't hesitate to call me.

The Goulding Family said...

Fun! Sounds like you had a great first week. Congrats. Oh, and you look super cute in the nurse outfit. That's always a plus.

Chris and Lisa said...

I have been waiting to see your post and read your update about school. Glad it is going good and CArson is adjusting okay. and Laura is right, you do look adorable in your "get-up!"

Sean and Chelsea Van Wagenen said...

Hey Tiff

Glad to see the first week of school went well. I am sure you will be so great at what you do. Good luck and we will be praying for you. We love you guys and hopefully we will be closer very soon!!

Marc and Stacy said...

You are awesome...definitely makes me realize that I want to finish my schooling. You look gorgeous in your "back to school pic" and I agree with your friend laura...totally adorable in the nursing get-up. Carson will appreciate and adore such a hard working momma!

Wedding Flowers By Brittany said...

Im so glad that you are adjusting! If there is anything you EVER need Help with PLEASE CALL ME! I can always watch Carson if you need!!!

The Lamb Family said...

Glad to hear your first week went well. The nursing outfit looks great on you;) See, you are meant to be a nurse! Good luck with the rest of the school year. You will do great!

Cate said...

wow you look soooo cute in your little clinical outfit! I can't believe you're really doing it! Good luck and call if you ever need anything!

Rob & Lindsey said...

You're amazing Tiff. We don't know how you do it. Lookin so cute in that nursing outfit; I bet Andrew's excited.:) Best of luck with school.

Alexis and Josh said...

They really just jump into things on the frist week of school, I love doing hands on stuff, and your nurse outfit is really cute, you look so professional.

Kirsten said...

i am LOVING these pics and totally feeling you! i need to call you this weekend! i have been swamped beyond belief... but I am sure you know! miss you!