On Becoming A Nurse – Summer Part Three

I can’t even begin to describe how hectic this summer has been! I’m happy to admit that I have found some areas of nursing that I have really enjoyed. Following is an excerpt from a paper I wrote for school.

“Toward the end of last semester, while I was at Moravian Manor, Ms. Acrie shared her story about how she got into hospice. She said that most of us would find our life’s work this summer, and it might be in a completely different field than we expect. I believed her, of course, but I really did think that I would like obstetrics. I was wrong. Sure, I like babies and births can be exciting, but while I was studying maternity and newborn nursing, I realized that all I like about obstetrics is babies and births. And let’s face it, there’s a lot more to it than just cuddling newborns.

I was quite surprised when I went to Pediatric Specialty Care how much I enjoyed it. Yes, it’s a sad place in many ways, but at the same time, the atmosphere is so filled with love… If I work at PSC someday, or in a similar facility, I would make it my goal to contribute to the love and excellent care that the children receive.”

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Because of the way our summer schedule was arranged, we weren’t exactly in clinical groups like we were last semester. However, it ended up that there were groups of students who were together quite a bit throughout the summer.

It’s hard to believe we only have one more week of clinical rotations this semester. I look forward to spending the last few days together with each of you dear ladies!

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