This nursy plays dirty and does it with pain...

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Fleurs de Eden

I was admiring the flower entries at Nursy Fe's blogspot and gave me the idea to share the flowers I have in my garden. The summer might be winding down but the flowers in my garden keep showing off. Do you recognize them???

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

On top of it all... the worst and the best of it!!!

From Wikipedia...Hair is a filamentous outgrowth of protein, found only on mammals. It projects from the epidermis, though it grows from hair follicles deep in the dermis. Hair on the head, which can grow longer than on most mammals and is more dense than most hair found elsewhere on the body. The average human head has about 100,000 hair follicles.

I thought I would have another fun entry. This blog shows my best and worst of hair. Through the years, I have gone through so many hair styles. And in my "mature" years, I even have tried different hair color.The main purpose of coloring my hair is to conceal that sign of "maturity". Ironically it is called ... premature gray hair. At the end, I decided that a hair color beside my hair color of brown/black is too radical for me so I have been sticking with the color shade similar to my natural color. So here goes...

There you have it ... the evolution of my hair...

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Just like riding the bike... school

October 1998 was the last time I was in school for my BS Nursing... and now 2007... 9 years, and I am back at it again. Definitely out of practise with school and studying. It took me that long to decide to take on my master's degree. The deal really was that, I did not want to be a Nurse Practitioner which was my only choice when you get in the master's program. Until lately that they offered several pathways to choose from. I decided to pursue the Clinical and Leadership Pathway - Clinical Leader. What is that, you asked? I guess when I get done and somehow survive this that I can... head up the clinical aspect in the acute setting. I can be responsible with the nurses' clinical training and education, making sure each one is competent in their nursing skills. Or I can be an administrative something of a department (I am not into that - management). Or I can be a researcher for a medical entity whether a hospital, company, government, etc... Right now, I don't really have a plan of what to do with that degree when finished. I will cross that bridge when I get there...

This program is either 100% online or 90% online. I am a physical person which mean
I need some kind of human interaction so I picked the 90% online deal. That entails a drive to the campus every 2-3 months. The drive to the campus is great because it is such a beautiful part of California. Sure I have to put up with the Bay Area traffic but I already learned the trick from the 2 drives that I have made up there already. And I already found a reasonable hotel with great internet acess to stay when I drive up. The campus visit takes 2 days and those 2 days are hectic, full of school activities... all day.

First day of school reminded me how I like being in school... yeah, yeah, yeah, might sound strange to some people but that is my truth. Although being at this age, different perspective... especially looking at the majority of the students... YOUNG!!! Oh well, we are all students, carrying backpacks and dealing with the scholastic bureaucracy... no matter what our ages are. Besides I just have to be intimidated by the age factor every 2-3 months.

Online school and studying is something I will be dealing for two years... already a few disappointments and frustrations but I just have to learn to be more patient with the process. The good thing, the program has great resource people and very helpful instructors and hardworking student nurses. My group, 4 experienced BSNs are into this with every research projects and studies for 2 years and I already know I have a great group. We are from 4 different nursing backgrounds but all determined and eager to get through this...

We'll see!!!