Halfway There

Tomorrow marks the final day of my parish nursing rotation.  It was not at all what I expected, but I learned a ton about working with people whose views were very different from my own.  I realized that when you have a job to do that requires you to put a client’s needs first, your own religious opinions and political views matter very little.

So where do I go from here?  We deliver a presentation about our parish in class on Thursday.  Then comes my Med-Surg orientation on Monday afternoon, and I hit the floor in my fashionable scrubs first thing Tuesday morning.  Good-bye flexible clinical days, hello 5 a.m. wake-up calls.  I’m excited to be more hands-on again – as my classmate so delicately put it, “I want blood!” 😛

But even though my community health rotation was frustrating on a number of levels, I have to say that I relish the challenge of ambiguity and nuance that comes with public health nursing.  So there goes another revelation: I want to provide hands-on care in a community setting.  To kids.  Supporting their families as well.

Med-Surg, here I come!

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