After 53 clinical days and 408 hours, I am finally finished! No more care plans!! In this video below I express my happiness and relief from being finished with my clinical rotations. Clinical days for me were very difficult because the hospital where I did my rotations is about 25 miles away from home. It doesn’t seem like much, but when you have to be there at 7:00am sharp, it can be a challenge. I would wake up at 5:00am every day and leave by 5:30am, to make it there by 6:15am. Some days, I wouldn’t sleep that well but I had to push forward and continue. After all of these months I’m finally finished!
People ask me all the time what I use in my hair. So I demonstrate what I use and exactly how it comes out…
Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo
Texture ID Deep Treatment Masque (7-10 mins)
Texture ID Styling Creme
ECO Styler Flax Seed and Castor Oil Gel
Jamaican Castor Oil
…and let it air dry. Voila!
I attempted to film a really good “Day in the life” series from Monday through Sunday….. but I either 1) kept forgetting to record, 2) was too busy to record, or 3) was too tired. Since I started this journey, I’ve gone from working full time, to part time, and now I work per diem. I was superwoman for a while, juggling it all. But as time passed, school got harder so I decided to cut back a bit. In this week, I recorded a few clips so you can get an idea of what it’s like to juggle school, work and your personal life.
I get asked all of the time how hard was it to get into RN school, what school do I attend, how long did it take to complete my pre-requisites? I decided to launch a series of 3 videos explaining my 3.5 year journey transitioning from an LPN to an RN. From prerequisites, to picking a school, and the acceptance process… If you have any further questions that I haven’t discussed in the video, please feel free to contact me! I’m more than happy to help.
Step 1: Taking Prerequisites
Step 2: Picking a School
Step 3: Acceptance Process
Ever wondered what to carry around when you first start working as a nurse? Or better yet, ever wonder what you need to carry around when you’re working home health as a nurse? I started working home health again a few months ago because of the flexibility it offers while I finish school. Here I talk about what I carry in my bag that helps me out tremendously:
I get asked all of the time if it was worth it becoming an LPN first… In this video I explain some benefits and some disadvantages of choosing the LPN route first. Everyone’s situation is different, so I can’t tell you what to do. But here I list some things you should know before making your decision:
This week I had the opportunity to sit down with a fellow RN, Kojo Sarfo and appear on his Youtube channel. Not only is he a Nurse, but he’s a Clinical Instructor, Business Owner and Blogger who finds the time to balance it all. We dived right into discussing modeling, what inspired me to go for nursing and future goals.
Check out the interview below, and let us know what you think.