Friday, February 4, 2011

Procrastination at play...so here I am

So I'm really supposed to be studying for my first TNI exam on Monday.  I really *should* be studying for my first TNI exam on Monday.  But I'm not.  Just can't quite make myself get into that proper mindset yet.  Dragging feet.  So I'll yak about my week instead.
  • ATI Critical Thinking test -- still not sure what this means, but we all took this test this week.  It wasn't too bad...think SAT/ACT-like questions.  We got our results immediately and out of the 6 areas, I do very well in 4, and not so well in the other 2.  I got 100% in the 4...then a 55% in inference and a 75% in explanation.  The inference I can kind of see...but explanation..?  I used to be a teacher...and I thought I'd been able to explain things fairly well...?  *shrug*
  • Assessment lab -- got to do a mock skin, hair, nail, and ears assessment on my partner, complete with using an otoscope for the first time.  Our instructor went around and checked us off on blood pressure...and I passed!  
  • Went through the rather dull computer training, so we can now use the computer system at the hospital to input patient info.  In theory, anyway.  Hoping my first time out I will have lots of help.
  • Community clinical -- first time out.  I was at the county Health Department in the WIC offices, although I didn't end up doing much with WIC.  The nurse I was assigned to is the department's TB nurse, so I ended up seeing a lot more TB stuff than WIC.  I feel like I learned quite a bit regardless.  I also went to the Family Planning clinic to sit in with a couple appointments (one of my classmates was with them for the day and thought I needed to observe a couple procedures)...that was really interesting!  I'm assigned to the Family Planning clinic in March and I'm looking forward to going back.
I had lots of paperwork to do this week...and I'm glad to say it is all finished and ready to be turned in next week.  The only thing I have to do is study.  I've got most of tomorrow -- I have social plans during the day and later that night *squee* -- and all day Sunday.  I think I'm going to just throw in the towel and head to the local college library so I won't be tempted to watch the Super Bowl.

Alrighty...I suppose I procrastinated enough.  Guess I better do at least some studying...boooo

Happy weekend, y'all!

2 comments:

  1. Fun blog! Im doing pre-reqs now, hopefully start my bsn program next fall so its fun to read what I will be experiencing.

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  2. Totally exciting isn't it? I've got mountains of reading to do, but I got to use a tympanic temperature yesterday for the first time. Woo hoo!

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