The Final Lap

I am 30 days away from the big day. Graduation day. I am looking forward to it. Though fear and anxiety keep creeping into me each passing day. “I guess it is normal to have such a feeling,” I keep trying to convince myself.
From afar, it looks like I have been breezing through most of the semester. I can however see the wear and tear when I look at myself. Evidence of a tight and bruising schedule. Two days for clinical, two for theory and another two days at work make up my week. There hasn’t been any room for slacking off. In-depth topics such as Sepsis, EKGs and Shock have kept me on the edge with lots of reading and research.

Another Semester Done.

I can say this has been the busiest semester of them all. It started off hard but I kept going. My schedule was packed and I had a load of work to do- from work, assignments to doing summaries of theories, you name it.

Because of the tight schedule, I didn't get to practice any questions. I still managed to pass my finals with great grades in spite of it all, and I pat myself in the back for that. I relied on Uworld questions for my practice in the past semesters, but not this one - even though I think they are the best plus it gives great rationales for each question. They however didn't come in handy this semester (I had a lot on my plate to do from school) and I therefore had to double my efforts and study harder. I spent 3-4 hours a day with the books. Planning my studies was crucial in helping me be organized and able to settle well into my books.

This Temporary Place

Nothing, absolutely nothing, would have prepared me for the past one month in school. Before joining nursing school, I had talked to established professionals in the nursing field on what to expect and how to handle myself in order to achieve my dreams. But still, that didn’t prepare me enough for what I have been going through lately. Saying it has been hectic would be an understatement.