Monday, March 24, 2008

Hoppy Easter everyone!

Hope you day was filled with lots of chocolately goodness!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Just like old times

Today I had clinical at the Women's Center. I am still not feeling well, but in our student handbook they make it explicitly clear that you shouldn't miss clinical just because you have a "cold". So I went. The first part of our morning was occupied by a Clinical Quality Committee meeting where they discussed how to improve the Policy & Procedure Manual and make it more standardized across all the departments. This brought memories back to my days at Charles River where I was part of the committee charged with overhauling the company's P&P Manual, how to make it accessible, how to ensure it is kept out of date, how to make it relevant to all company members.

After that meeting we were scheduled to be back in the Women's Center. There was not a lot going on, no procedures were taking place, and since I was a giant snuffling congested mess, my preceptor decided it would be best if I was NOT in contact with patients. So she quarantined me in her office where I prepared an Excel bar graph on the age distribution of positive pregnancy tests over the last four months. After 7 years at CRA, creating a chart was an easy task, but my preceptor was amazed at my computer skills. For once in over a year, I actually knew more about something than my instructor! I was a nice feeling considering most of the time I still feel like I am playing catch-up. After that she sent me home to avoid me spreading my ick to everyone in the clinic. I think it was a wise decision. So now I am home. On my schedule: lunch, nap, and then studying for my dreaded Research midterm tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Sniff Sniff

I have finally caught the nasty cold that has been going around all winter. Not so much fun. Woke up and felt like my head was in a vice grip and like someone had poured hydrochloric acid down my throat. Blah. So not so much to post tonight. Bed now.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


Just read a chapter of my "Issues in Nursing" book entitled, The History of Licensure in the US. And I thought my theory book was dull...