I have finished the first placement of my nursing course - 10 weeks working on the wards, under the supervision of qualified nurses. I've now done 450 of the 2,400 hours required to qualify as a nurse. It feels like a milestone.
I feel slightly jet-lagged after working long shifts and getting up at 5:20am on my work days. It's lovely to now be able to lounge in bed in the mornings, wear my hair down, put nail varnish and my watch on again, and not be constantly washing and folding uniform. I miss the people though, and am wondering how the patients I was looking after last week are getting on - have they gone home yet?
At least my essay distraction techniques have not been forgotten while I've been on placement - so far this morning I've washed the kitchen bin, made a batch of yogurt and now I'm blogging. Happy times.
|Essay time again|