so i finished the first semester of nursing school :)
in this semester i..
took care of lots of patients
held bible studies
invited people to church
finally fixed my hernia
recovered from my hernia
got where i can sing and exercise again
learned how to do lots of nursing skills
learned how to do physical therapy
learned how to give a massage
learned how to preach/teach
made lots of friends
had a great time
and most importantly.. drew closer to God :)
have a great summer!
praise God for answering prayers :)
thank God for life-long friends :)
i was deeply honored by one of the elders (i assume all of them know) at the congregation here this morning.
i was asked to teach the junior high Bible class next quarter!!! :D :D
i'll start teaching in april :) i'm so excited!! this will be my first time to teach a class in this setting :)
allright! nursing school has started and it has been a blast!
i have 3 classes. they're called health assessment, pharmocology, and nursing competencies.
health assessment is where i "use all 5 senses to diagnose a patient" it will be fun :)
pharmocology is a class to teach me different drugs, what they do, how to use them, etc.
nursing competencies teaches me how to be a nurse. ie. practice :) it was a lot of fun!!!!
pharmocology was fun! our first class was over how to calculate dosages to give patients.. formally called "dimensional analysis".. its pretty easy. don't let the name scare you!
health assessment was fun! lecutre was boring but lab was great! in lab we practiced asking questions to a patient. for example, "have you lost any weight recently"? (if yes) "why?" our "patient" was the person sitting next to us. it was entertaining :)
nursing competencies lecture was boring. lab was AMAZING!! we practiced how to put on all of our medical gear (cap.. which is pretty much a hair net :( , face mask, gloves, shoe covers, and gown.. in the most manly sense.. okay, it was yellow and disgusting. i looked like a rancid flower.) after that we practiced restraining each other. that's useful if the patient is being uncooperative. we then practiced moving each other. if patients are weak (elderly or after surgery) they will need help sitting up, rolling over, standing, walking, using crutches, etc. we were partnered with people in our class and i was partners with the most petite girl in class.. im pretty sure i could wrap my hands around her waist.. which is impressive because she's had three kids. anyways, if you've ever seen elderly people walk who are weak they have a "belt" on them and the nurse walks behind them while holding on to the belt to make sure they don't fall. slight tanget.. ive worked in physical therapy at a nursing home so im familiar with how people behave when they are weak, tired, and elderly and when they're forced to do this kind of stuff. OK! so i was acting like i was an elderly person and kept shuffling my feet, etc. it was most entertaining when our instructor told us to fall and have our partner catch us. if you can, imagine this really petite girl trying to keep me from hitting the ground. HAHAHAHAH!!! it took all of her body weight to keep me up :D :D
something interesting im doing this semester.
1) im volunteering for a physical therapist named mr. karrenbrock. he's really cool and we're both excited to be working with each other. i went to school with all 3 of his daughters. i know he heard about me through them cause he said they told him. they must have said some good stuff because he is excited to be working with me! that doesnt happen too much in the work place, especially because im a volunteer and i dont get paid.
2) of course, im doing nursing school.
3) i gave the invitation talk/sermon/whatever you call it, this past wednesday. it was over endurance. with this sermon i tried something new. i decided to write very minimal notes and just speak. i don't know how i did it, i just did. as it turned out, i enjoyed that style of preaching A LOT! as such, i asked my dad if he would teach me how to develop sermons into a sunday morning format. im also going to give the invitation talk on wednesday as much as i can.
4) for those of you who don't know. most of my teachers have been encouraging me to be a doctor. they see the way i behave in school and tell me that im wasting my time if i just want to be a nurse. so, ive been considering being a doctor for about 2 years now. over christmas i did a lot of thinking and decided that i won't be a doctor. i know i could do it, i just won't.
ive got 3 job possibilities now (unless one appears i haven't considered) they are physical therapy, nursing, and preaching. no matter what, i will finish nursing school. however, with me volunteering, going through nursing school, and practicing preaching it should help me choose which one i want to do. another thought.. i don't have to be a full time preacher. i could just do it for fun.
out of curiousity sake.. which one could you see me as? (you can combine one with preaching in the case that i wont be a full time preacher)
1) Physical therapist
4) Chuckie!!! you know... Chuck e cheese??! i could run around in a mouse suit and get kicked by little kids all day :)
5) something else.. you have to say what it is! GET CREATIVE.. example : teach 1st grade english. on the first day of class get the most shy girl in the class to say "yellow" :) it always makes me smile :) "lellow" aww.. how cute!!