Well, the end is near. I had my last clinical day on Thursday, and I have only one more week of classes before finals. I am really going to miss my clinicals. I have learned so much by working with nurses and watching them do their thing. I will say that I have learned more from the clinical experience than I have in the skills lab or in theory. I suppose the hands on training works well for me.
I've got one more lecture to attend on Monday as well as one more skills lab to attend on Tuesday. I'll be so relieved when those are over. Then I can start the big push towards finals. Time to start reviewing everything I've learned this semester... It is going to be a long week, but I feel comfortable that I can make a decent grade. When finals are over, I'll have a couple of weeks to hang out and do nothing...NOT. I'm actually looking forward to reviewing my anatomy which is something I've wanted to do all semester, but haven't had sufficient time to crack open another book. I'll also begin to prepare for Mental Health nursing this summer. That starts in June. I've been assigned to a great hospital in a large city. I'm sure I'll see all kinds of things. I've already heard many stories about other nurses mental health rotation.
After my mental health summer classes I'll have some time off before the fall semester begins. I'm looking forward to that in a big way.
I'm off to finish my final online lessons for skills.