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This is not goodbye…

Posted in Nursing Adventure with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 7, 2013 by nursemihoko

“because life is a gift, we should cherish it, love it and never take it for granted…Many people are trying their best to survive but left with no choice to say goodbye – Super Anj “

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As what I have told you in my last blog… last 26th was a bipolar night for me… one of the reasons that me and my mom had a lil argument was because I forced her to permit me to be in a wake of Daddy ( one of my fave patients) Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to survive his illness… but I know he’s happy now and not in distress.. I remember before, he always told me that he’s very tired and he wanted to rest forever…. He even cracked jokes at me telling me.. “GOODBYE!”

The time I heard the news that he died last 24th, 11pm… I was very sad at the same time those memories we had together were flashing… Daddy wherever you are right now, remember that I care for you and you will forever be missed by your angels…. ❤ May your soul rest in peace 🙂

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090613 | Last day duty in the Operating Room

Posted in Nursing Adventure with tags , , , , , , , , on October 10, 2013 by nursemihoko

I work in a profession that puts no cap on learning, each day is filled with new and exciting learning experiences. I learned to always assume that our sedated patient can hear us; to ALWAYS treat ALL patients with respect. I also realized that when I have an opportunity to learn something new, I should grab it with both hands. Sometimes, we have to sacrifice our personal needs like meals, needing to go to the comfort room, etc. How to communicate with grouchy, mean doctors was not taught in pathophysiology.. good thing I was ready to deal with docs who frankly see me as the bane of their existence. haha! Ok, I’m generalizing here, yet the truth remains..  Lastly I was not prepared for the camaraderie I would form with the doctors and nurses I work with and the patients I care for. We nurses are in a business of people: good, bad, beautiful, ugly, functional, dysfunctional, alive and dead. People are our vocation as RNs and nothing is more rewarding than that!  Indeed, nurses are LIFETIME learners. charvakee!

My Nursing Adventure

Posted in Nursing Adventure with tags , , , , , on October 29, 2012 by nursemihoko

 

Several words come to mind when I think about my four years in nursing school:determination, hard work, maturity, and responsibility. All of these words exemplify the personality of a student nurse. When I entered school for nursing, I was always told it was going to be challenging, with long study hours and the responsibility of people’s lives in your hands. Although the thought was scary I was determined to get through it. The truth about being a student nurse, to put it simply, is that it is difficult. I have never met someone who goes through nursing school and says it was easy and not at all challenging. Being a student nurse before  taught me all different kinds of responsibility and has helped me with my personal life more than any experience I have been through. It has shown me I can do anything that I put my mind to and I have become a much more mature person through my experiences at school, at clinical, and working in the hospital as an extern. Through my experience I have realized that it takes a certain person to be a nurse—someone who has the drive to succeed in life, wants to help people, deeply cares about others, and is patient and understanding.

-during my 2nd year college, FIRST RLE DUTY, PSH medical ward –

-3rd year college – PSYCHIA rotation-

– 4th year – SOGOD (out of town duty) graveyard shift, pedia ward –

– 4th year college, ECSH delivery room)

My decision to become a nurse will forever be a choice made for me. Not a day goes by when I don’t think, “What the heck did I get myself into? Do I really want to be a nurse?” In my times of worrying how much I might not have what it takes, I remind myself of days past. Days where patients’ simple words of encouragement and gratitude touched my life are more than the fading memories of time I spent at their bedside.

My greatest tip for future nursing students: Know yourself and why you are becoming a nurse. If care over cure is the foundation of nursing education, then build your studying around that principle. The vast amount of information that incorporates the nursing curriculum will never be fully remembered, but prioritizing what is important and what will make a difference for your patients should be burned into memory. You determine your goals and outcomes, so study hard to make it worth your while. Nursing is about caring for the needs of others, so forget the overachievers who want to beat out everyone, and study for your own future patients. Studying isn’t a competition; it is part of the job description. Ask yourself why you care about this profession, and do what makes you happy. The studying will naturally fall into place if the dedication is there.

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