Tuesday, March 26, 2013

First try..not good

I finally took my accuplacer to try to test out of Math 990.. this is a pre-req for nursing.. yada yada yada

I was to the point of tears Sunday night trying to study and learn.. I truly suck at math. truly.

But I got the first try over with. 12 questions. seriously?!
12 questions!

but I got 53. I needed a 58 to test out. ugh.

so close.

probably one question.

so I get to try again. two more times if I need.

Tuesday I will have another tutoring session and take it right after to see if that helps.

so, here's to another week of CNA classes and studying, and working, and kids, and hubby, and on and on..

I love it!

oh.. got my stethoscope and other goodies today!! this calls for a squee!

I can't wait to start taking vitals!!!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Trucking along

I've got a few tests down..

1 intro to the health care system and nursing assistant 80%
2 intro to the language of health care 89.3%
3 communication 90.5%
4 those we care for 77 :( retake 100% yay
5 infection control 90.5%
6 safety 82%
7 positioning, transferring, and exercises 93.8%
8 patient environment 88.9 %
9 vital signs and oxygen 87.9 %
10 patient hygiene and grooming 97.1 %
11 preventing pressure ulcers and rehabilitation and restorative care 85%
12 basic nutrition and digestion 92.9%

so my average test scores are 87.9
I have to have a 85 to pass the class..

but the instructor informed us that everyone gets a 100 % on clinicals and 100% on final skills. so that will bump up my scores to 95 not including the next tests I have.. as long as I score above 80 on every one, I will pass!

I am more than half way through now.. after two weeks!
I am ready to start taking vital signs...eeee!
I ordered my stethoscope and bp cuff this morning..
I might as well do vitals in style, no?

I think it will go well with my zebra scrubs :)

I get a break from class for a few days.. we have Fridays off.. and Monday off for some reason or another.. so I get a chance to study for my accuplacer in Math so I can test out of Algebra 950 for nursing pre-reqs. cross your fingers.. I take that Monday.. I took the day off work so I can cram :)
also, I am getting another tatt on my arm to almost finish up my sleeve.. you can see pics on my other blog. It is going to go up to my collarbone and maybe down my back. idk. we'll see what happens.

have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

sharing time

this has nothing to do with nursing or school.. but it makes me look awesome!

my new baby

but last night, I almost threw my books at people. seriously.
when did adults forget how to blow their damn noses?
take some decongestant and blow your nose before coming to a class where people have to study and test people. you don't have to suck your freggin snot every five seconds. especially when there are five of you! just my advice. that's all.

Monday, March 18, 2013

A new week!

the weekend is over. If you ask me, it is never, ever long enough. ever.

Had some friends over to watch the St Pierre fight. it rocked!
love me some blood on the mat.

went to a family b-day party for the little ones. yay family.

bought a new car. a Chevy Equinox. Love it!

planned on studying all weekend.

got two hours in last night. bleh.

I suck.

I am going to have to get better at this.

CNA classes are just the begining.

I've learned how to glove up, restrain, put on a mask..out out a fire..
Make a bed. kinda. who knew it was so technical?
transfer patients, maybe.. cross your fingers I can remember it tonight in skills pass off.
and theres more.. but my brain is tired.
It's Monday.

Work. meh

I got a backpack finally. to save my arms.. it's Zebra! I love it.. wanna see?

cute huh?

have a great Monday!

Thursday, March 14, 2013


Three nights down... four tests done..


I have to retake the 77 until it's an 80 bleh..

not so bad for an ol' lady eh?

overheard from one of the "teachers" last night

"I was told I would be able to work on my homework at this job, I am going to have to let so and so know that it's not working out that way."


I thought you were supposed to be "teaching" the "students" that PAID to take this class??!!

no wonder the goof-offs that are weeks behind (remember the distracting talking kids from night one and two and three..and well.. you get it.) are still struggling to pass their skills and move on to clinicals.

One girl mentioned that she still has 11 modules (those are what we do each night) to do.. she should be done people! done. (we only have like 20 btw)

*shaking of the head

anyway.. I'm trucking along.. popping in my headphones and turning up the music.. it helps for some reason to concentrate more on my book and less on the people around me.

I have to take a CPR class soon.. I'm kinda excited for that.
you know, when my coworkers choke or fall down.. I can help them and not just make an ass out of myself.
or when random strangers need help in the CPRish way.. I can save the day!

I have learned to concentrate on what I am doing. Not my neighbor, one who is a couple mods behind me, and one who is like five ahead of me..sheesh. It helps.

Tonight is night four and we get Fridays off.. so three days to study and catch up.. wait.. I'm not behind. ha!
but I get to study terminology n stuffs. yay me

Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

What A Nightmare!

Left work with an hour to get my ass in my seat.

Picked up my teenager from a friends house on the way.

left her in the lobby of the school so the hubs could grab her on his way home

ran down a long ass hall and up two flights of stairs

did I mention I haven't found a book bag yet? so I'm carrying my books and purse.. yeah. fun

I squeeze my jiggly bits into my seat with two minutes to spare! woohoo!!

I catch my breath just in time to see two teachers.. and lots of other students from a previous class already working. on their class.

five or ten minutes later.. one of the teachers addresses us and informs us it's orientation.. five minutes later.. it's over..
she doesn't care if we're perfect. as long as we try. we have to be there every day. or let her know. or the other one. or something.
we have to get our immunizations asap. eek!
but I don't have to get a flu shot!!! whew!!! I am going to protest this one as long as humanly possible.. more on that one later..

we're on our own.
to learn basically two chapters.
and test on them. on the handy dandy computers they have in the room.
and get above an 80%
in less than 3 hours.

and all the while there is lots of talking. and noise. and some kid whistling. I almost threw my book at him.
I can't focus with noise. ugh! this sucks ass.

what I learned was this.
I paid $400 to sit in a classroom for three hours, four nights a week. I am going to teach myself. If I have a question on something I can ask one of the teachers sitting at her desk.
I have to read and KNOW basically two chapters in this three hour time and test on it and get above an 80%
I have a few weeks to do this and then on to clinicals.
Where I get to PICK MY OWN SCRUBS!!!! (with long sleeves of course)
Know how excited I am bout that??
pretty damn excited!
It might even out the fact that I am going to wipe old asses.
ok. probably not.
but it will help some.

What the hell did I sign up for??!!

Monday, March 11, 2013


It's My first night of school tonight!

After a sleepless, and I do mean sleepless night..
literally. Two. maybe Three hours of sleep. ugh.

I'm dragging ass today.

But super excited to start my first day of school! I'm such a dork.
I love school. I love the idea of school. Of homework. Of studying. Of libraries. Of learning. I am just not very good at it. I tried before, although working two jobs at the time also.. it was super hard.

This time around I made a promise to myself that I am going to try the best I can and get the best grades I can so I can get a better job after graduation. They look at that right?

If not, oh well. I know I am doing my very best and will be a better nurse for it!

here's to a long ass day and I will be back with an update on, squeee.. my first day of school!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Bring on the Books

If you're not bored yet.. I want to share

got  my books!!!!

flipped through last night and just about died laughing at the corny pics inside.
seriously. It has two pages on how to use a phone. for reals.

Now I am just waiting for classes to start.

next I'll share my scrubs and stethoscope pics.. when I get them :)

speaking of scrubs.. apparently I have to cover up my "body art" ha! oh well. I figured it would happen someday. just during the clinicals. I will have to find a job that accepts my tatts and me as I am. It could happen ;)

My girls and I are going to go to a Twilight party tonight to get our DVD at Midnight.. woohoo

Have a great weekend!!