A day in the life of a PCA

This is my evening shift floating at the Med-Surg COVID floor. 1500: Got shift report and briefly looked up all the patients (10) assigned to me.1530: Made a quick round around the floor and updated the whiteboard in the patient rooms and introduced myself.1610: Answered a few call lights and then started taking blood sugar.Continue reading “A day in the life of a PCA”

I landed a job as a PCA!

I have been applying for PCA (patient care associate) position for a while and I never heard back from any hospitals till recently. As you can see from my title that I did end up getting an offer from the hospital that’s close to my house. And it is the same hospital I did myContinue reading “I landed a job as a PCA!”

Nursing school is stressful!

I survived. I am just a week away from ending my junior year. I am looking forward to my much-needed six weeks winter break. There has not been in a day in the past three months when I did not want to quit. The stress was from having difficulty balancing school and family life andContinue reading “Nursing school is stressful!”