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Food 4 Thought Friday!

Food 4 ThoughtFriday!

A little feast without the calories!!

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Food 4 Thought Friday ~ This week's questions:
Breakfast ~ What was a happy moment this week?  A happy moment this week was playing games with Ashley and Marilyn.  I just love playing games with good friends.
Lunch ~ What was a sad moment this week? Sometimes teaching is difficult.  It is very frustrating and hard when you give students every opportunity to succeed but yet they choose not to take advantage for some reason.  This week I realized that I apparently care more about one student’s success than she does.  In this world of instant gratification some students don’t care or don’t understand that they have to put in an enormous amount of time and effort in order to become a successful nurse and they get frustrated when things are not just handed…

Week in Review - June 19, 2016

URRRGGGG!  Can I just say that work is consuming me right now?

I truly love my job!  I feel like I worked so hard to achieve this position and I feel very blessed to have it.  However, with the addition of the three labs each week in addition to my regular classes I am buried!  Thank goodness there are only a couple more labs this semester and by then they should have someone hired to help.  I think that the labs are kind of fun - a more relaxed way of teaching - but there is a lot of prep work involved.  This week the advanced class learned how to insert naso-gastric (NG tubes) and the fundamental class learned how to administer different kinds of medications such as IM and SQ injections.  They even got to practice giving TB tests (of sterile saline) on each other.  It was fun.  But there was still lesson plans to create on heart medications and the different roles of nursing (patient advocate, teacher, communicator).

Because I put in so many hours this week my boss told me to stay …