Apr 14, 2014

Don't fear CCRN Exam

Don't fear.  Prepare, study,  and the rest (experience,  will,  faith,  and luck) will make me pass. 
 
That's what I tell myself. 
 
Now,  enough positive talk, and study,  Karin.

CCRN Review Day 1

WELL, since a couple of my coworkers younger than I just passed it, I feel like I have to take it so here I go, trying to make time to review for the exam before I take my CCRN sometime this year.

Wish me luck.
 
I ordered the oh-so-recommended Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio review course. It cost me $158 for the 2011 DVD set review from her website. This is newer and a better deal than the one found in Amazon. I will let you know about the program when I get it.
 
Oh, by the way, I just passed my second course in nursing.  Another 4.0. Goodbye Nursing Theory.
 
Oh and while I'm waiting for my Laura course, I am reading this  Pathophysiology book. Funny, my engineer friend cannot even pronounce it. It really is a no-brainer. I think it is written for pre-med students without any medical background. It is a good review for nurses too. I recommend it.
 

Mar 17, 2014

The Good: March 2014


  1. I got to celebrate my birthday. "Happy Birthday to me . . . "
  2. My doctor of genetic counselling said, I, with my oncologist and family physician can chill for now about the breast cancer issues in my family. My daughter can just be a teen. No need for testing . . . yet.
  3. I am still on remission. Breast-cancer free--YIPPEE.
  4. I can still wear my scrubs of different colors--solid, printed . . .
  5. I seemed to have filled most bald spots on the top of my head. It took so long after chemo.
  6. I don't have to wear the prescribed royal blue from some assigned vendors to show the world that I am registered nurse--not therapist, not doctor, not phlebotomist, not assistant . . . But sometime before December I will.
  7. It is still busy in the ICU and I haven't been cancelled from work for months!
  8. It is vegetable planting time! Spring is here.
  9. My tomatoes I started indoors look like they will make it.
  10. My sister only has stage 0 breast cancer, not 1, or 2, or 3 or 4. I am still thankful about that.

Feb 10, 2014

Random Acts of Kindness Week

Dr. Deb: February 10-16 is Random Acts of Kindness Week: Random Acts of Kindness Week is February 10th thru the 16th. The Random Acts of Kindness foundation is an internationally recognized non-p...