It is so nice having a day off. I have done pretty much nothing today. Well, other than chatting on the phone, playing a computer game & having some pizza. I also got my first paycheck - yay! Money in the bank...woo hoo!
Yesterday we had class - we listened to someone from the lab department, someone from radiology, someone from dietary - seems like there were more people than that. Oh, a charge nurse came in to motivate us & help organize "a typical day on the floor." We had lunch with some of the human resources people & our supervisor joined us also. We learned a little more about charting, then took a tour of the hospital - to places we haven't really seen - like materials management, the kitchen, radiology, endoscopy, etc. Pretty easy day. Next week they will let us practice IV's so that we are more comfortable with it & improve our technique. I'm pretty comfortable with attempting to start them, I just haven't been real successful. I've had 2 attempts & got one of the two. That is one skill I would like to perfect. I work tomorrow night with a different preceptor - it will be interesting to see how she is different than my first one. Then I have the weekend off...yay.
It's superbowl Sunday coming up. I don't care who wins - don't really like either team. I mostly want to see the new commercials. Ok, time to go back to relaxing!!!