First semester of nursing school is in the books. “Final” grades are posted. First Year Seminar was literally the most pointless class I took, it was basically a pass or fail class. But I’m content with my B because alllll the papers. Next semester I’m aiming for only A’s. One semester of prerequisites down seven more to go.
LIFE UPDATE: (even thought I’ve only been gone for 2 months😭😂) • I’ve renewed my Disney AnnualPass despite the fact that the prices are going up, Disneyland is my get away from nursing school 😤 • Finished my second attempt of Fundamentals this past week with a B+! Even though I would’ve liked to have an A, in the type of person who has HORRIBLE text anxiety so I really need to study more than others to get the grade I want. I did just that this term and I have to say that I’m proud of myself☺️ (Story time about my first failed attempt coming soon 🤪👌🏽) • Along with my retake of Fundamentals, I had an Independent Study Skills class which went over a review of our Fundamental Skills check offs as well as introduction to some Med Surg Skills, one being IVs! Super excited to do that in Med Surg next term. • I’ve lost a few family members this past year and it’s taught me that time is precious. Spend time with your loved ones, tell them you love them and call your mom/dad at least once a week. 💓 • Just like everyone else, I wrote down a few New Years Resolutions that I really do feel strongly about for 2019. My word of the year is to be UNSTOPPABLE✨
I’m ready to take on 2019 y’all. It’s MY year, I can feel it in my epidermis 🤪😊 #nursingschool#nursing#nursingschool#disneyland#westcoastuniversity#studentnurse#futurern💉
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We are currently in week ✌🏼of our Spring Trimester, and we have our very first #WhatIsOTWednesday! 😃 🌟We have Annalyse, the SOTA President originally from Washington, sharing with us what is occupational therapy. A powerful narrative she states is, “I love walking at the end of the day, knowing that I have inspired and empowered someone to do something they thought they could have never accomplished before.” 💜 Okaayy, President, I 👀 you! 👏🏽 #occupationaltherapy#OT#westcoastuniversity#wcu
Hi everyone! I created a nursing hand-off sheet and I’ve uploaded it on my page. Link to page is in my bio. I made this sheet because as a new grad I needed a way to organize my day with each patient. I based it off my sheet from work and an SBAR sheet. It’s mostly for med-surg floors but I wanted to keep it simple. There’s four different templates, one for each shift, AM and PM. I like to print my files for front and back printing, so I included a template for one page only or for two pages. There are some areas that I don’t have in here, such as telemetry, ICU and such. If there’s a lot of people interested in it I’ll probably do an updated one for those floors. You can download it directly from my website for free! Thank you everyone for the support! #newgradrn#registerednurse#rn#bsn#nurse#medsurgnurse#medsurg#wcu#wcualumni#westcoastuniversity#nursesheet#handoffreport#nursing#brainsheet
10 more weeks! This last term has been extra for me emotionally, physically, and mentally. I was failing and now look at this final grade. It’s been rough but I see the light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you all for your continued support ❤️ my accomplishment is yours too. #nursingschool#nurse#school#westcoastuniversity#ontario#psychnurse
Purple 💜, Orange 🧡, and Yellow 💛 cohorts finished their first official week of Spring trimester! 🤙🏽
Special shout-out to our newest MSOT cohort, Yellow (3rd pic)! 🌼☀️🌟Welcome to the WCU family! We’re all in this together. ☺️*cue High School Musical song* #wcu#westcoastuniversity#ot#occupationaltherapy
Harry Yoo dreamt of becoming a nurse when his father was hospitalized after heart surgery. “My father had a coronary artery bypass surgery and the nurses there were just so caring and attentive to him while he was in ICU,” Yoo said. “That's mainly why I found an affinity towards cardiovascular disease and the ICU.” After graduating from West Coast University, Yoo is now a registered nurse and helping people every day in his local community. “It puts you on your heels the whole time you're here, but when you're done, you feel very accomplished and you feel like you could take on anything,” he said.
1 TERM DOWN! 😜😝✅ 6 more to go then we hit nursing core👻🤪 these 10 weeks go by super fast! #westcoastuniversity
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Thank you so much to West Coast University and your amazing team who supports our Ontario staff all year long, but gave special support to us this last holiday season. We cannot do the work we do without supporters like you. If you are interested in giving back please reach out to Alyssa Salazar, our Community Engagement Coordinator, at [email protected]#mercyhouselc#westcoastuniversity#homelessness#endhomelessness
In collaboration with the Girls Scouts of America, six West Coast University-Dallas students participated in a "Three Pillars Conference" at the Young Women's Leadership Academy in November.
The WCU-Dallas students presented and interacted with more than 40 high school students on "healthy friendships," and discussed topics such as bullying, coping with stress, peer pressure, and mental health.
At the event, WCU-Dallas campus leadership engaged with the chief operations officer of Girls Scout of America, Ken Anderson, who is interested in collaborating with WCU-Dallas in the future to expose young women to nursing careers and the healthcare industry.
0 465:41 PM Jan 10, 2019
Told myself 2019 is the year of being organized & this is one way I’m doing it. I need to prepare myself for next year because next year I start my nursing core. Y’all have no idea how excited I am for this semester to be ending and only having two classes next semester. 🙌🏽
2 184:10 AM Jan 10, 2019
Last night was my very first shift on my own 😱😱 I was terrified! I had so much anxiety the day before. But I got through it guys! Somehow I got through it. 🤗 I’m grateful that I had good preceptors during my training and most of all I am grateful for the team I work with. Everyone was constantly asking me if I was ok (I was probably running around looking crazy 🤪) , if I needed help or if I had any questions. It’s important to work in an environment where you feel supported and not alone as a new grad. Thankfully I made it through my very first shift🙌🏻 #newgrad#newgradrn#nightshift#rn#registerednurse#nurse#nursing#telemetrynurse#littmannstethoscope#littmann#westcoastuniversity
First semester of nursing school is coming to an end. This semester all my classes were online so I didn’t need to get any actual school supplies.
This semester I have a blended course (online and on campus) + an all on campus course. I’ll be taking college mathematics and psychology this upcoming semester.
I’m attempting to limit as much paper as I possibly can throughout these next 3.5 years. I really only want papers that my instructors hand out. So I’ve downloaded notability on my iPad and invested in a Apple Pencil so I’m able to take handwritten notes on my iPad instead of using paper so let’s see how this goes this semester. 😅 I still have a few more things to get like a iPad cover and a planner but majority of my school supplies for next semester is all taken care of. 🙌🏽
Hiking with some of my #NurseSquad coz we’re all struggling to stay in shape for our last 5 months of nursing school! 😂 Anyone have any recommendations for losing weight/staying in shape while in nursing school? 😅
8 10011:17 PM Jan 6, 2019
MY NURSING JOURNEY: So I always knew I wanted to be a nurse, since I was little. But going through high school I did not know how important good grades and school was in general. So come senior year I did not apply for colleges nor did I have good grades. I scrambled and applied to FIDM and got accepted. The day before I was supposed to start I backed out because I realized I did not want that. Fast forward a few months and I was taking classes at RCC a community college. I got all my classes paid for with a waiver but did not use it right. I didn’t go to class. Didn’t study, and just wasn’t interested in school. One day I decided I need to get my life together after a few years of messing around. I went to apply for classes and realized I have been kicked out of my community college. I did not want to tell my mom so I pretended to go to school every morning for 3 months. I signed myself up for west coast. It was the best thing I ever did. I am the type of person that needs the pressure and fast pace in order to stay focused and motivated. We all start somewhere but as long as you make it to your goal it doesn’t matter how long it took you or how many detours you took. I’m writing this because so many people message me telling me that they look up to me, and how they wish they could just do it like i did. But I struggled also, it’s all about finding what works for you and setting your goal. Time passes quickly and before you know it you’re a nurse with real life patients. #westcoastuniversity#newrn#nursesofinstagram#nurse#rn#bsnrn#nursingstudent#nursingschool#babynurse#positivity#nclex#studygram#nurseblogger#nurseblog
I think it is so important to stay proud of yourself. I find myself often feeling that I’m not doing enough, or I’m not good enough, or I have not accomplished enough. It’s easy to get lost in those thoughts so it’s so important to remind yourself that you are enough. I am 24 years old and working in my dream profession that i worked so hard to get to. I am in my masters program and will have my MSN next year. Im in love with the most beautiful woman in the world. I have my health and everyone that I love has theirs. stepping back and reflecting is so important and it’s healthy. Knowing that you are doing okay and being okay with what you have achieved so far is such a big part of self love. 2018 was such a big year for me and for my career, but 2019 is going to be a different focus and it is going to be amazing. I know this is a long rant but it’s something that I think we all need to hear sometimes. Each and every single one one of you are enough and should all be proud of the lives we live. 💕 #westcoastuniversity#rn#newnurse#bsnrn#nursesofinstagram#nursingstudent#studentnurse#nursingschool#nurseblogger
🎊The Occupational Therapy Department of West Coast University wishes you all a safe and fun new year’s eve celebration! 🎊 Play, dance, sing, eat, sleep, or whatever your heart ❤️ desires. Cheers to growin’ & glowin’. ✨🥂 #westcoastuniversity#wcu#ot#occupationaltherapy
1 902:47 AM Jan 1, 2019
Looking for the perfect countdown to ring in the new year! Look no further! Countdown the New Year with the WCU-Dallas and WCU-Miami campuses.
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Have a safe and happy new year!
With the new year coming up, I think it’s important to recognize your accomplishments. I also think it’s important to have overall goals and not just resolutions for the new year. 2018 has been one hell of a year for me and I’ve gone through both the good and the bad. I’m very thankful to have 2019 to look forward to so I wanted to highlight some of my accomplishments and goals:
❣️Graduating my Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, FINALLY!
❣️Gonna start working as a RN (hopefully in the ER/ICU) and I want to juggle two jobs so I can save faster!
❣️Give back to my parents for everything they’ve sacrificed for me to be able to graduate my BSN.
❣️Prepare to find schools for my MSN-NP
❣️Travel A LOT! Trips are already in the works! I think it’s really important to experience the world and open your eyes to how other people live.
❣️I’m turning 28! Crazy to think I’m almost 30 but still look like I’m 18 😂
❣️Put myself out there and be comfortable with speaking to people. This is something I ALWAYS struggle with and I hope to be better at it this year.
❣️Post on me and @chazprecourt ‘s travel page @icadventures more! Which goes back to traveling more 😏
❣️Spend more time with family and friends now that I’m almost done with school!
❣️Do more things that make me happy. In the last few years I really struggled with mental health and I want to do more things that I know I enjoy.
❣️SAVE SAVE SAVE 💵 I have a timeline so I know when I want things to happen for me. My biggest goal is to buy a house within the next few years!
❣️GIVE BACK ❤️ this year I’m making it a goal for myself to volunteer more and make a commitment to help people who are in need with my extra free time.
Any big goals or accomplishments you guys had or coming up for 2019?! I hope everyone has an amazing new year!! 🎉🎉🎉
4 929:19 PM Dec 31, 2018
Here is my best nine of 2018. Evidently, the highlight of my year was graduating nursing school and becoming a registered nurse. There are many parts of this year that have been total crap, but there were also many great, wonderful moments. I’m thankful for my wonderful boyfriend, my supportive best friend, all my babies, and my family, as messed up as it may be. I’m thankful to finally have a career and I’m thankful for my new home with Carlos. I’m looking forward to 2019 and hope for a great year with many new adventures 😊😍😘🥰💕💜🎓👩⚕️🏠🎈
I would have never thought I would become an RN & Mother in the same year. I found out I was pregnant the first day of my last term & I was sooooo tired and constantly dealing with migraines that I didn't know how I would finish the term. Prior to my exit exam I spent 12 hours studying everyday because I couldn't let my Son down 💙 and after failing almost every predictor exam I passed my exit exam with flying colors. 25 has been such a blessed year for me. Thank you GOD !! #5monthspregnant#FineAssMom#SmartMommy
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Life update: Been hitting the gym consistently 3 times a week while still being able to manage nursing school, my mental health, and social life. Couple breakdowns but glad to say I got through it! Still got 1 more week left then it’s 3 weeks off for me (well not really cause I still got finals when I get back 🙄). I also start my nursing core and clinicals in January sooo COME AT ME 2019. LGI. 👊🏼
This by far, is the hardest thing I think I’ve ever had to do in my life. I would not have survived if it weren’t for the love and support of all the incredible people in my life. Pregnancy forces you to prioritize only the essentials in life (love/family, education, career, etc.), and also has a funny way of showing you who prioritizes you back.
I’ve been sick (almost every day this entire year) #Diclegis
I’ve worked 12+ hour shifts with 4+ pitting edema in a jam packed flu season ER #fluidretention, I’ve expanded in my field and LOVED it #FakeManagement#GenaYouDaRealMVP and through the time I’ve volunteered mentoring individuals to pursue their passion of nursing, I’ve witnessed several students being accepted and excelling in nursing school (this one makes me exceptionally happy ♥️♥️♥️). Did I mention I’ve also been in school full time? #FNP#WestCoastUniversity#ClassOf2019
Much, MUCH more happens in pregnancy, and I’m tempted to blog about it...perhaps a medical podcast? Who knows? One thing that is for sure though is that we women are MF’in gladiators. We can do what is expected of us, exceed that, all while puking our guts out and running back to the floor, looking pretty, AND CREATING LIFE!
To my unborn baby..I promise to give you all my love & support, and lift you as high as your heart desires in this lifetime. I promise to fill every role you could ever need to the best of my ability. You’re not even born yet, and you’re going to grad school with momma. See baby? I told you I’d always lift you up. I can’t wait to meet you, my angel! 👼🏻 Love always,