I received an email today, Telling me I was accepted to the USF RN TO BSN program. I won’t be going this year. Although it is only 6 credit hours per semester, I lost my desire and focus to go this year. I’m a bit ashamed of that but it is what is the truth. I will have to contact them to decline my place in class and revisit this next semester or next fall. At the same time I am sad I won’t be going. I was accepted and it feels good.

Bosses, Bullying & Burnout in Nursing on ADVANCE for Nurses

Bosses, Bullying & Burnout in Nursing on ADVANCE for Nurses.

Go or no?

Today I officially declined my place in the UCF nursing RN to BSN program via email.

My reasons are two fold. My priorities do not lie with school right now. My priority is my family and enjoying life right now. My heart just wouldn’t be in it at this time and I would end up resenting it in the long run. I will revisit in the future.

In addition, I have had the hardest time with my re- Readmission to UCF. They tell me they haven’t gotten all my documents when I sent all the ones I believe to be necessary. It’s difficult to get in touch with anyone so it’s been very frustrating. Plus it’s about $10,000 more dollars.

This does leave however, USF’s program. I haven’t heard anything about this yet and won’t until mid July. I want to see if I even get in and then I Will inquire about their policies regarding declining and moving my enrollment to a later date. I am actually more excited about USF’s program than UCF. USF Is just more convenient than UCF’s anyway.

I feel a great pressure has been lifted from my shoulders.

Opinion: Why MERS virus is so scary –

Wow a new deadly virus out of the middle east. Read on

“Similarities between the SARS and MERS viruses are more than genetic. Both cause acute respiratory distress syndrome, or ARDS, and trigger reactions in the human immune system that are so severe, organs throughout the body are devastated — collateral damage in an overly vigorous battle with the microbes. Both viruses spread between people through close contact, putting family caregivers and health care workers at risk for infection.”

Opinion: Why MERS virus is so scary –


I put my application in for the nursing program at USF and I thought they said two to three weeks from time of application but as it turns out its two to three weeks from the deadline. So I have a long wait. I’m all nerves just waiting to find out of I will get in. Not getting in is NOT the ideal outcome but I do have, my alma mata UCF, to fall back on and I have my plan of study already and will enroll If necessary.

I loved UCF and had a great time when I was there for my BS degree (in cardiopulmonary sciences)) but I’m kind of excited for a educational opportunity at another educational institution. USF is a leader in research. And the USF program has three tracks for for the BS whereas UCF has one focus- community health. Not that community health is a bad thing because we need more of it but I like choices and USF offers that.

So we shall see what happens.

For now I’m just looking forward to a vacation I hope to take in July.

College of Nursing Application

I filled out and submitted my application to USF College of Nursing RN to BSN program today. Now to see if I get in. Wish me luck!

More confident

Here I am nearly 9 months into my nursing career and I have had students with for probably 3.5 of those months. Sometimes it blows my mind to have students because I still remember being one of those students. I get students from my very own alma matter wearing those whiter than white tunics with those ugly white slash pocket nearly see-through bottoms. I remember wearing that uniform and and I also remember vowing to burn it when I finally got out of school.

I never did that. I don’t know why.

I am finally starting to feel more confident in my practice. Thank god. Not everything is an immediate stressor as it was when I first started. I used to panic when they would give me 6 patients to start, I would get scared to get an admission because for me it meant at least and hour and a half of work. Those things don’t scare me anymore or make me panic as they used to.

I have to admit each time I hear a code Blue or a sepsis or STEMI alert I miss the excitement of a code. Even though I used to bitch about it I miss working in the ER sometimes. Mostly mundane stuff but every now and then something exciting comes along. Now I don’t go to a code unless its in my floor and those are rare.

All set for Orientation

I signed up for orientation for USF even though I haven’t even applied to their nursing school yet. (Application not available until May 1 for Fall 2013.)

Even though I chose an orientation date very close to the semester starting I had to pay for orientation now. I had to pay $50. CAn you believe it? $50! Nuts. I didn’t pay a cent for UCF orientation. I don’t know what is up with that.

Video: New Zealand nurses parody “Gangnam Style” | Scrubs – The Leading Lifestyle Nursing Magazine Featuring Inspirational and Informational Nursing Articles

Just too funny not to share!!


Video: New Zealand nurses parody “Gangnam Style” | Scrubs – The Leading Lifestyle Nursing Magazine Featuring Inspirational and Informational Nursing Articles.

Diabetes article

Interesting. We did not learn of this in nursing school and explains what I frequently see.


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