This semester was not my favorite, not at all. I will spare you all the reasons why, but the community content just did not align with my personal beliefs. I will say this, I am all about empowering people instead of feeling sorry for them. End of discussion.
I was not placed in the hospital for clinical this semester, since we were in the community. Instead, I was at a middle school, with middle school children. It was really not as bad as I was thinking it would be. I learned that I like middle school children far more than elementary school children. I was fortunate enough that the nurse at my middle school was amazing. She was basically me. She and I talked so much and I really enjoyed spending my days with her. All of that being said, I cannot say that I will be rushing out to be a school nurse anytime soon. If I wanted children to complain to me about their throats hurting, I would get pregnant. :)
On my last day of clinical at the school, there was an abstinence speaker talking to the 8th graders. I did the whole roll my eyes, I cannot believe they are still teaching abstinence in schools. I am more of the "wrap that shit up, I know you are having sex" party. As it turns out, the speaker was amazing. She brought a perspective of if you have sex, you need to think about what is on the other side of yes. I did almost laugh out loud when she was talking about the effectiveness of condoms. I was instantly taken back to the Friends episode where Rachel tells Ross she is pregnant. I was suddenly imagining Ross shouting, "3%, THEY SHOULD PUT THAT ON THE BOX!!!"
I always love relating life to Friends episodes. Anyway, the speaker was better than I imagined. I also found myself looking around the room swearing that these kids are not old enough to babysit Kya, let alone be having sex. I guess I am officially an old lady when I think teenagers look like 10 year olds.
Moving on...Last semester my Evidenced-Based Practice group won our group presentations. This basically meant that I got to add a line to my resume and attend a few different EBP presentations with other schools.
EBPing it like a boss
Our research was napping during the night shift. Apparently, nurses used to get fired if they dozed off during their shifts.
I have my final tomorrow and then school is our for summer!