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Goodbye 2018

I has taken me a while to decide to write this post. I was feeling lazy and it has been a while since I did a post. My thinking was forget about doing a year in review and just start fresh in 2019. Well, as you can see I changed my mind. Why? Because 2018…

Nurse Residency Program

I thought I would take some time and explain what a nurse residency program is and a little about the one I am in. I am not going to name the hospital I am working for or the program. I need to keep some privacy and hope people can understand. Also, please understand that all…

My Favorite Stethoscopes

A common question I get asked all the time is “Which stethoscope do you prefer”? So, today we are talking all about my favorite stethoscopes and why I recommend them. I have worked in the medical field since 2010 and have always had a stethoscope by my side. Since the start of my career in…

Selling Back Textbooks

If you are a college student then you know textbooks are expensive. Most times after a class you will never use the books again so instead of letting them sit around and collect dust sell them! This is not a new concept and I think a lot of college students already do this. If you…

How I Prepared for NCLEX-RN

The NCLEX-RN is the last and final test to reach your goal of becoming a Registered Nurse. Once you graduate from nursing school (which is already such a huge accomplishment) this test will be used to determine your competency.  To pass the NCLEX you should create a study plan and gather materials. You should already…

What’s in my clinical bag?

Clinical experience is a major part of all nursing programs. This is your opportunity to take what you learned in the classroom and apply it to real life. You will also see a lot of things they do not teach you in school. You will do everything from performing a bed bath, taking vital signs…