This is too exciting not to share.
[ P(re)S: Did I mention I was offered a nurse extern position for the summer? Woot. ]
So this week in clinical, not only did I get to give a bunch of meds for the first time, but I also got to place my first indwelling Foley catheter!
I know it's horrific and gross to most people, but it's a huge scary mountain for us nursing students. Practicing on a mannequin was one thing; just the thought of doing the procedure on a living, breathing, VERY awake patient was terrifying.
But you know what? I followed all my steps, just like I did on the mannequin, and it went perfectly. And then just like that, I'd crossed a huge hurdle.
In four weeks, I'll be starting finals. First year of nursing school, over! Holy hell. Where does the time go?
I got my schedule for fall. I'll be taking Med-Surg and Psych! (OB and Peds in the spring!)
Now, I have some neuropharmacology to read...