Has started. And it’s going to be rough. But I am very thankful that I have Professor Parrish again this semester for Medieval Art History. On Monday I have him in the middle of five hours of Nursing classes and when I went it there on it was like a breath of fresh air that I knew I could handle. I think it may be one of those semesters that makes me wish I majored in Art History, or something lots easier with no job possibilities. I’m also excited that I have to have one of my other favorite Professors, Professor Ross, who will be my clinical instructor for health assessment.
I also found out that as a nursing student, I get a cool nurses bag with has, among other things, a blood pressure cuff, so I can tell my big brother how unhealthy he is! Or my parents… or my other siblings… or my roommate. Anyway, it’ll be nice to have so I don’t have to buy one and still be able to practice at home! I also learned yesterday the difference between the diaphragm and the bell on a stethoscope (the diaphragm is the part that looks like a drum and the bell is the part that has no covering on it.) The diaphragm is used to hear higher frequency sounds and the bell is used for lower frequency, usually cardiac sounds. Also, when you put a stethoscope on, you have to wiggle the ear pieces into place by nodding up and down. It looks pretty funny, but makes such a huge difference!
In other news on the school front, I’ve decided that I will like Pharmacology, hereafter known as potions. It’s going to be fascinating learning the drugs, and relaxing not to have to take NCLEX (the RN licensing exam) style exams for once. The only sad thing about that class is that it goes till 4:30! So sad.
Also! Monday is MLKJ day, which means that I get to skip out on 7 (seven!) hours of class next week. Hurrah!