Hey there! I’m back with a short update. I’m going to tell you how my 2nd semester has been going so far.
Love it! Love everything about it! Especially clinical, where I can get hands on practice. I really enjoyed rotating through the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) and L&D (Labor and Delivery). I didn’t know I would like NICU until after my experience. If I went into the specialty of becoming a NICU nurse, I guess I could see myself “giving back” because I was admitted to the NICU as a baby for a week or two.
I am still not sure how I want to go into the specialties after I graduate. I have been going back and forth between going straight into a specialty (if available), or going into med-surg and then eventually going into a specialty. I still have a little more than a year to make that decision though! No rush!
I knew from when I started my program, that I did not want to be a pediatric nurse. I have yet to go through my pediatric clinical, so I will have to update you all when that happens. I have found that I am enjoying my OB lectures more than my pediatric lectures.
- I have found that watching YouTube videos have really helped me in my studying for my OB and Pediatric exams. Like I have said in my previous posts, I am a visual learner. I cannot sit and read for long periods of time, and I only use the textbook to get more information on a disease process that isn’t making much sense.
- So far, studying off of my power points and attending review sessions with my professors are helping so that I can focus on what I should be studying.
- Practice questions haven’t really been helpful unless they are practice questions that my professors created.
Overall, I am enjoying OB more than Pediatrics, and I can’t wait to get into Med-Surg again for the second half of my semester!
How is your semester going so far? Learn anything knew for clinical? Let me know!
Have a happy day! 🙂