Nursing Notes

Nursing 10 Months In

It’s hard to believe that I have been practicing nursing for about 10 months. It’s already been over a year since I passed the NCLEX. I am pretty sure my coworkers are still highly skeptical of me; however, my patients adore me.  I am starting to feel at home even though I was highly skeptically… Continue reading Nursing 10 Months In

Nursing Notes

4 Secrets to Being a Better Nurse

“It works! It works!” cried my patient. Earlier, I had reset her tablet. It wasn’t working. She was very worried because she was already bored to death lying in her bed. “This doesn’t have to do with my sickness, but you looked smart,” she explained as she handed me the non-cooperative device. Her enthusiasm at… Continue reading 4 Secrets to Being a Better Nurse

Nursing Notes

The first Baby Steps to Financial Health

I was pretty proud of myself for graduating from my Bachelor of Science in Nursing with zero debt. Of course, always had a feeling that something was a little bit off with my finances. I keep trying to figure things out without much success. My siblings were starting to buy their dream computers, cameras and… Continue reading The first Baby Steps to Financial Health

Nursing Notes

Notes on Passing the NCLEX

  A few months ago, I undertook the mountainous task of taking my NCLEX-RN. I graduated from a tiny private school in the Caribbean called Antillean Adventist University. It is nestled in the mountains of the rural part of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. The most beautiful thing about it was that I graduated with 0 student… Continue reading Notes on Passing the NCLEX