3 years ago I made the decision to leave a career I loved and move away from LA and go back to school to begin a new career pathway in order to give my son a more stable life. I chose a career that would not make me travel and take me away from him so often. I chose a career that taught my son about living a life of service and compassion instead of self fulfillment and egocentrism. Diving into nursing school was one of the hardest things I have ever decided to do. It was a struggle and some days I wanted to quit, but my reminder of WHY I was doing this woke me up and smiled at me with those big eyes every day and made me keep going! This morning I took my last final and finished nursing school! @mekhirese I did it for you!!!
🎄 Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas 🎄 . . Here we are, dreaming of Christmas vacation! 1 more exam to go (can you tell we are excited lol) 🎉 we are studying HARD!! A study sesh with us looks a little like this: . 1. First off, we decide what subject/ class we will be studying, and stick to that ONE. We don’t like to bounce back and forth between classes, because we can end up confused really fast! 🥴 2. We gather ALL the notes for exam content (prior to this ideally we have gone through all the notes once individually, and made cue cards on them) 3. We read through a note package together out loud once. 🗣 4. We discuss anything that may be confusing in our own words, and then split the applicable cue cards in half and we each take half. 📑 5. We take turns asking each other questions from our pile of cue cards, and then we SWITCH piles with each other (that way we both get asked ALL the questions at some point, and we find it really hammers it in teaching it once, then answering it once) 🔁 6. We put any cue cards that are a little “rough” for either of us off to the side ➡️ 7. Once we have gone through all the content for the exam, we take our stack of “rough” cue cards, and write the information on the white board! 📝 8. We THEN take turns testing each other on EVERYTHING on the white board, and then once we switch (and have both asked and answered), we reflect on the board and what we can erase for the next round.... we keep repeating the process of asking, answering, erasing, until there’s nothing left on the board! 🥵 . . We find that repetition is key and really UNDERSTANDING the content!! We hope this helps!! . #christmas#bsn#stethoscope#littmann#nursing#nurse#applewatch#apple#badge#hospital#study#studygram#college#collegelife#futurern#registerednurse#rn#lpn#medicine#clinical#sweater#winter#canada#snow#futurenurse
5 things no one tells you about nursing school: 1.) Late nights, early mornings. Pre requisites and general education might have been a breeze for you, but once you starting your nursing classes, be prepared to hit the ground running. (Especially those of us, like me, who are in accelerated BSN programs). The curriculum is tough and it requires so much time, energy and effort. BUT- it’s DOABLE. If this is your passion, you make it happen!! 2.) Burnout. Nursing burnout is real. And it’s so prevalent in the healthcare community. Make sure you are taking care of you FIRST. Otherwise, how do you expect to care for your future patients? Get adequate sleep, make sure you’re eating healthy, and get some exercise in! 3.) Money Money Money. Nursing school is NOT cheap. It can even creep up into six figures for some programs. For a lot of people, this is the game changer. Remember this: It’s an investment. Anything worth having in this life requires time (and usually money). Thankfully you’re entering a career where you will ALWAYS have a job and you will be making enough to support yourself and you will be able to pay back those loans. It will take time, but your education is worth it. 4.) Cynicism and dark humor. Oh, believe me. Most of the nurses I’ve met have the best, most cynical humor ever. With the trauma and suffering nurses see throughout their shifts it’s almost impossible to get through it without having some sense of humor. 5.) Friends for life. Nursing is a unique environment. You will meet lifelong friends that cry together, eat together, sleep together, poop together- basically everything. Keep an open mind and have a positive attitude when it comes to making friends.. Also- remember to choose your tribe wisely! Lastly, remember WHY you started this journey. It’s tough and emotional and overwhelming. But I promise you, it will be worth it!!
I survived my pediatric rotation🙏🏽💕👶🏽I got fired by a 7 year old, peed on by a baby, and sneezed on more times than I can count but overall it was a great experience. I got to treat so many cute kids, preschoolers are my favorite age group💕newborns make me nervous and teenagers are so dry lol. 1 more semester left🙌🏽💕
✨Winter sunroom study time~ . It’s cold outside, but the sun is warm as it streams into the windows and soaks into the air. And the space heaters help too! 🔥 . ⛅️I am happiest studying in natural light. But in the winter, the short days and cold weather make that difficult. No I definitely get the winter blues when I haven’t seen the sun in a while. 🌨 . That’s why my roomies and I spent the late morning/afternoon studying in the sunroom! Some string lights, fuzzy socks, tea, and candles are all we need to get in the cozy study mood!🕯 . For those of you who crave the sun like me, try to make your own sunny winter study spot. 🧸Maybe a desk, maybe a comfy chair, maybe some pillows and blankets on the floor. A space heater and hot tea go a long way! ☕️ . Ps. What am I studying? . 👩🏼💻Taking a timed practice exam (NBME) in preparation for my Ob/Gyn shelf exam. . 📋Taking notes on information that I was uncertain about. . 💻More practice problems on UWorld. . 📚Reviewing information in First Aid and the First Aid Ob/Gyn Clerkship book. . What are you studying right now? 🤓
Happy Friday, friends! We are so close to the finish line of the semester! Today is my last unit exam in Med/Surg before finals start next week. Time to rock today and start prepping for the big finish! What was your favorite class you took this Fall? Let me know! 👇🏼
It’s a 🆂🆃🅴🅼🅸!! . . . 💔“Despite enormous efforts implemented in the early detection and timely treatment of acute coronary syndromes, acute myocardial infarction continues to be the most common cause of death worldwide. Prompt diagnosis of acute coronary occlusion and early reperfusion therapy are essential to reduce the morbidity and mortality in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)” . . . ✅“In current practice, ST-segment elevation at the J-point, ≥1 mm in ≥2 adjacent leads (other than leads V2 and V3, where elevation of ≥2 mm in men or ≥1.5 mm in women is considered significant) or a new LBBB is commonly used for STEMI diagnosis.” . . . ⚠️NOT SO FAST MY FRIENDS (lee corso voice). STEMIs don’t always present clean cut with the above criteria. As someone on the front lines (IM, ER, EMS, cardio fellow) you need to familiarize yourself with “STEMI equivalents” that can go unrecognized and should be treated in a timely manner at all costs. . . . 💝The image above from JACC case reports illistrates some of those aforementioned “STEMI equivalents.” Bookmark this, screenshot it, do whatever you need to burn these into your mind because I GUARANTEE that you will come across these patterns more than a few times in your career! . . . ❓What pattern gives you the most trouble? Comment below! Lets discuss! . . . Source: JACC: Case Reports Electrocardiographic Diagnosis of Life-Threatening STEMI Equivalents When Every Minute Counts Babken Asatryan, Lukas Vaisnora and Negar Manavifar https://casereports.onlinejacc.org/content/early/2019/11/21/j.jaccas.2019.10.030 . . #medicalschool#medschool#cardiologia#doctors#instadoc#meded#ekg#medstudent#cardiology#heartdisease#boards#hospital#radiology#disease#paschool#foamed#death#medicine#whitecoat#residency#scrubs#surgery#pastudent#nursingstudent#nursing#pa#do#np#md#usmle
Hi guys! Lots of new friends & followers recently so I wanted to re-introduce myself! 🥰 . . 1️⃣ My name is Anh and I’m a 4th year medical student in TX! 2️⃣ I’ll be graduating with my MD degree in 6 MONTHS (!!!) to finally become a doctor 😭🙏🏻👩🏻⚕️ 3️⃣ I’ve had @medicalmyanne since I was a 1st year medical student! You can find lots of blurbs about didactics, rotations, and board exams in my past captions. 4️⃣ I love to cook new recipes, drink good coffee, and recently re-discovered fitness. 5️⃣ I’m currently traveling for residency interviews, hence lots of travel posts ✈️ 6️⃣ I’ve been a @wearfigs ambassador & @glossier rep since 2016! My code is FIGSxMyanne & my Glossier link is in my bio. Be sure to save this post so you can use the code whenever you’d like! ❤️ . . Write a little blurb about yourself & where you’re from below so I can get to know you! ❤️👇🏻
Check out @monelenpens new packaging for this Holiday! Sturdy plastic case and tray for the pens! Thank you Monelenpens for this beautiful gift 🥰 swipe right for a non-filtered photo since my edit washes out the beautiful vibrant colors of the package and pens 🥰 + + Btw, I will be making changes on my feed 😅 I upgraded my desk with a bulletin board, letterboard and a shelf for more storage. Since my previous filter doesn’t match the new desk, I will be editing my pictures a bit different now but I hope you guys would still love it 🥰 + Laptop Wallpaper: @theeverygirl Heart Print: @codexanatomicus Brush Pens: @monelenpens . . . . . #studytips #notestagram #studyspiration #nursing #nursingstudent #studymotivation #studyblr #studygrammer #studyspo #studycommunity #brushlettering #digitalnotes #paperlessstudent #studynotes #studyspace #studygramcommunity #notes #anatomy #physiology #psychology #studywithme #instastudy #bujo #calligraphy #studyaccount #studyhard #studystudystudy #university #mildliners #notetaking
Frozen meals save my life when I'm too busy to meal prep or cook! 🙏🏻 They simplify portion control, help me save money and are super quick to prepare. I'm very picky about which frozen meals I eat because I don't want to sacrifice flavor or real, healthy ingredients, and @deepindiankitchen frozen meals check every box 😍😛 Their Chicken Tikka Masala and naan pizzas are always a great option for me. I know how many of you are busy students and medical professionals yourself, so I'm teaming up with them to give one (1) lucky winner ALL of their goodies to try! 😍 All you have to do is follow @medicalmyanne and @deepindiankitchen and tag as many friends as you'd like in the comments. Ends in 1 week. Good luck!