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undergrad RN
I'm a twenty-something Canadian student. After stumbling through a few years of college, I finally managed to get into the nursing school of my dreams, where I hope to graduate in 2012 with a nursing baccalaureate degree. I want to offer an honest look into how a modern nurse is educated, both good and bad. Eventually I hope to compare my education to my day-to-day career and see how it holds up. Whatever happens, it should be somewhat entertaining. Find me on allnurses.com!
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Well, that was fun.

Diaphoresis++, blurred vision, tachycardia, fearful affect, agitation, alogia....

What are these symptoms related to?

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Public speaking....

Yes, in an entirely safe environment filled with people I know, I completely flipped shit on my part of the presentation.

I don't even know what happened but I couldn't WAIT to get out of there.

Oh, I hope the end of the semester comes soon.

In other news, and except for my performance, the presentation was pretty good. It was for our topic "Poverty and Pregnancy" I bought $5 of McDonald's and $5 of a healthier lunch food. It was a cool comparison. The healthy lunch was a small salmon filet and a side of low fat pasta salad. At McD's I was able to buy a small coffee, a muffin, 2 blueberry pies, and a McDouble burger. Then I highlighted the nutritional and (ginormous) caloric differences between the two lunch options and the importance of patient teaching.

I also found this video which was a total gold mine. Thank you, Google. Again.



13 days until the end of finals and a few days' stay in sunny Mexico... *stares wistfully at calendar*

3 comments:

Zazzy Episodes said...

Not long now, hope you have fun in the sun! Tip one back for all of us stuck here in the winter wonderlands.

Sean said...

No worries.. the whole speaking thing will get easier.
And your presentation sounded quite interesting!

undergrad RN said...

Thanks you guys :) I got a fine mark on my presentation. Actually the instructor referenced it yesterday during the lecture about childhood obesity, which was encouraging. I was just soooo confused by my total systemic reaction to public speaking. It was a weird and terrible day, but I felt much better after a good night's sleep :D

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