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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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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Undergrad RN, UNE


I went in there and blew their minds with my clinical genius!

Okay, I was pretty nervous but very prepared.

FYI - I read a tip about putting baby powder on your hands to prevent clamminess. I suffer from seriously sweaty palms when I am under the microscope so I tried it. It worked very well. No one got grossed out by shaking my hand for a change...

At the end of the interview, they offered me the position, on the condition that I am:

A) not a criminal, and
B) not lying about being a nursing student

So orientation's on April 26 and 27!

Unfortunately the position (like every freakin' position in this province) is only a 0.5 FTE. So I will also be keeping my regular job for another summer. Still, who cares! I get paid to go to clinical! :D

I have been waiting for this opportunity since before I started nursing school. I remember Googling like crazy to learn about what it meant to be a student nurse in this province. I found the UNE position and told myself - that's what I want to do in my 3rd year of school. And here I am!!!

This is a great day!


lou said...

Wooohooo!!! That's so awesome girlie!! Im so excited for you. You're gonna learn so muchm & help numerous patients at the same time - AND get paid :) What could be better?! I can't wait to hear all about your experiences. Oh and I promise to get back to my blog once and for all VERY soon.

It's just me :) said...

YAY!!! Congrats!!! That has got to be a great feeling.

Neat trick about the baby powder. I suffer from really sweaty hands too. I am going to have to try that trick.

Cartoon Characters said...

Propanolol also works. ;) if it's related to nerves... (I only use it for driving since my MVA - semi trucks freak me out)

Congratulations on your job! .5 is better than .0!! :) It also will put you one leg up and a foot in the door....experience!

Zazzy Episodes said...

Woo hoo, way to go and rock that interview! I'll have to look up what an UNE does. :-)

Sean said...

Major congrats and best of luck!

nurse XY said...

Very, very cool!

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