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.

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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.
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Monday Blues


I am just a nursing student. Why do I have to go through all this? I know the best is expected of me. I expect people to expect the best from me, but any sighting of my instructor now gets me anxious.
I have always been an optimistic person, and as such I don’t subscribe to the ‘Mondays were invented to punish us for our degeneracies over the weekend’ school of thought. Yet recent Mondays have got me questioning my optimism. A smiling face hides how much I am overwhelmed deep inside throughout the day.
First, my morning commune that always lasts 40 minutes dragged through. So I just sat there drawing pictures on my mind on how the day would go through.
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My Journey Through Med-Surg

From Me to You.

Dear Med Surg Student,
It’s great you got to this level. Here’s some advice to help you get through Med SurgCreate time for your books. Spare 3-4 hours each day for study, with at least a 15-minute break for each hourYou won’t regret the time you put in your studies. Read all exemplars given in class. You will find them quite helpful. They make it easier to understand the concepts.  

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