Sunday, January 29, 2012
This summer I got a job as a LPN. It has been an adventure to say-the-least. I knew that I was a new graduate LPN, an I knew that there was going to be a learning curve when I started working, but I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I only got 3 1/2 days of orientation an hit the ground running working full time. My first few days, I had to figure out how to change a urostomy dressing and a colostomy dressing, do a huge wound dressing, had to hang IV's, remove a skin graft an do all these other crazy stuff, all of which I had never done before. It was terrifying. It has slowly gotten better over time. I still don't know everything by any means, but I can function as a decent nurse.
A fellow nursing student that I went through my LPN with at MATC. She and I both got into this program together. We were stoked. I pretty much spend more time with her than I do my own family. We study together, go to class together, and drive together.
Christmas this year was so fun. My sister and her husband and my brother and his family were both able to drive up from California and spend it with us. These kind of holiday environments are the ones that I live for. I love my family. We all went to temple square to walk around and see the nativity and lights. We lasted about a half hour before everyone was so frozen that we had to go. This was the walk back to the car.