OMG! I can’t believe I passed this semester. For one of the classes I was so sure that I would get a C- and my first strike but I dogded a bullet. I was literally on the edge before all the grades were uploaded. Because it meant that my second C- would get me dismissed from the program. I still have two full semesters to go and I want to keep my C minuses for the final semester.
But I feel so relieved knowing that I passed all my classes. Dreaming about straight A’s at this point is unrealistic for me. I have made peace with myself that at least if I don’t get anything below a C, I’ll be fine. But that doesn’t mean that I won’t put in my full effort, I’ll definitely try my best to keep my GPA up.
I learned a lot this semester, especially during my clinical rotations. I realized that no matter how much you plan, things will change. I went into nursing school making up my mind that I will be working at L&D and I wanted nothing to do with med-surg. But lo and behold, I wouldn’t mind working in med-surg for a couple of years because I feel like there’s so much room for learning and building your skills. You see different cases and it might get overwhelming and stressful but at least you won’t get bored. But who knows, I still have two semesters to go, things might change again. But for now, I feel like I would definitely enjoy the med-surg floor.
I have six weeks off before the start of next semester and I will be taking a winter class so I don’t have to worry about it. Next semester we have a 12-hour rotation in med-surg which will be one day a week and 5.5 hours of community nursing which is also one day a week. We had the option of picking an elective between geriatrics or critical care. Initially, I did pick critical care but changed to geriatrics because I did not want to get carried away and think I am a superwoman. I would have loved to be in critical care if I didn’t have little ones but I know balancing everything is going to be tough and I didn’t want to put myself through additional stress.
I’m gonna go enjoy my winter break now and to my readers, I wish you all a safe and enjoyable holiday!!!