Thursday, June 17, 2010

Day 3, Disgruntled Nursing Student, Bird Business

Day 3: Favorite Television Program....I hate to admit this, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of the "Real Housewives" Shows...Orange County, Atlanta, New York, New Jersey. I love them all. I think that they make me feel better about my life. Plus its just a tv show I sit and watch and don't have to use my brain for at all (it might even be hurting my brain)...but either way, I love them :)

Alright, I need to vent. I mean, what is a blog for afterall, right!?

I am a nursing student. In my 2nd semester (I have 3 left after this one). I have about 20 kids in the class with me (3 boys, the rest are girls). Most of which work in the healthcare field already, and even if they don't, we have all done clinicals from last semester. We were in the nursing home. I need to start by saying...nursing--when you think of that, what comes to mind? The human body? Dealing with patients?

YES! THATS BECAUSE THATS WHAT WE DO! We deal with the human body...including their eyes, ears, heart, lungs, butt, and genitals, all the way down to their toes. However, you would think that some of the people in my class, didn't know that. They sit and giggle at pictures of the genitals. I just have to vent my frustration with this. GROW UP. We have all seen either a vagina or penis. We either have one, or we've seen them from being married, or from the patient care that we have done at clinicals or our jobs (for those of us who DO work in a health care setting). However, those people...even though they've all seen genitals before, they sit and giggle. REALLY? (the best part is that the class age ranges from 21-40ish...and its not just the young ones giggling).

Second frustration right now is that we just finished our Pregnancy/Labor and Delivery/Post Partum care unit. Since I am the girl who is pregnant in class, it was like I was the FREAK show in class. We watched a video about birth, and nearly every eye was on me instead of on the screen..simply waiting to see how I would react...well, I don't like all eyes on me, its hot outside and I'm 9 months pregnant, so I got all hot and sweaty and you could physically see the sweat on my brow, and of course people had to call attention to that. Yes, I know that delivering a child is going to be uncomfortable, worth it. But thanks for pointing out all the parts that are going to suck- gosh I love my classmates.

Thirdly, the inappropriate comments that came along with the Labor and Delivery unit..There is a lot of touching and pushing that the dr has to do on female parts...and a guy in my class, (who thinks its ok to say this stuff because he is homosexual) asked me if he could massage my fundus (which involves putting a hand in your private parts and pushing on your abdomen from there and from the outside)....Excuse me, but I DONT APPRECIATE you talking to me like that, and when I ask you to not, please don't feel like you can call me a B*tch. Pretty positive if my husband knew you were saying things such as that to me, he'd be through the roof with anger.

Ok. Enough ranting about nursing school. I just can NOT believe the people in my class. There is so much more that I could go on about from individual events, but I'll spare you from having to read that.

In a kind of humorous story (At least it was to me while I was viewing it)...I have a screened in porch, and yesterday I noticed there was a bird in there, flying from panel to panel...I have NO CLUE where he got in...there might be a hole in the screen somewhere (it was a small bird) I opened the door hoping he would fly right out...NO!!! the crazy bird took like 2 hours to realize the door was open and he was FREE!!! Goofy thing!

Alright, off to enjoy my Friday! Happy Due Date to me!!!! No baby yet!



  1. WAY TO GO JEN!! You stick it to them!

    Happy due day!

  2. Ugh! People are so immature. It's never shocking though...I am getting quite used to it! Just keep standing your ground, and dont let them get to ya, they are just ididots! Keep at it girl, you are doing GREAT!