Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Silver Lining


I want to first, thank everyone that posted such touching comments. I am truly grateful to have met all of you through this wonderful outlet of blogging :o) !!!

As of today I have completed 128.75 hrs of my 144 hr requirement of my practicum, and I graduate in 7 days!!!! I have learned so much and have been able to connect with so many patients. I have also been able to recognize areas I need more work in & evaluate the care I provide.

So...the good news...well...I was offered a job!!!!!!!!! I was approached late last week about a possible full-time position in Pediatrics on the night shift. I told her I needed a few days to think about b/c my heart was set on L&D, but the more I thought about it, the more I knew this position was going to be the best spot for me. B/c it is a small hospital, when there aren't a lot of patients, the Pediatric Nurses float to the med-surg floor (where I have been for 3 semesters & practicum), so I would be able to stay current with all my skills, and get to take care of kids!! Night shift will also provide a nice shift differential to make up for me being a new nurse, and the fact that nurses don't make great money in this area...and I can attend church no matter what day I'm scheduled!!!!!

I am so excited for my sisters to come on Friday, and my mom to arrive Saturday. It it going to continue to be another busy week, but I'm so ready to be a big grown up Nurse :o)

16 comments:

Kristina P. said...

That is so great, Mary! Congrats!

Brittany Marie said...

That's wonderful! I'm so happy for you- Congratulations!

SO said...

Congratulations! That is awesome.

Wendyburd1 said...

Wahoo, one week to go Mary!! Congrats on the job offer too, that is GREAT! Remember, nurses are in HIGH demand so look at the money they are offering before you accept! Wow, I have been spending too much time at my Mom's work...nurses, LOL!

Queenie Jeannie said...

YAY MARY!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm soooo sooooo proud of you! You did it!!! You are such an inspirational woman!!!!

"big grown up nurse".....*laffs*

Jillene said...

WHOO HOO!! Congrats Mary!!

Jessica said...

Congratulattions! That is so exciting.

And I just read your last post (I'm a bit behind). I'm so sorry for your loss. That must be very difficult for you and me heart goes out to you. I hope everything works out.

missy said...

I am so happy for you! Congrats! You will be a GREAT nurse! Take lots of pics of graduation for us!

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

Wooooo Hooooo! I am so excited for you I could burst. You will make an awesome nurse...I just know it....and we expect to see some pictures posted here...of your graduation!

Momma Sarah said...

OOOO-da-lollie! (Yes, I'm quoting Disney's Robin Hood.) Horray for you! Graduation day is pretty much here! We are so proud of you and look at you - job offer and all! Way to go! You are a great nurse!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Just passing through, speading Happiness Dust.

*this is all*

Grandma Arnold said...

CONGRATULATIONS111

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

Congrats again....I have a giveaway on my post through Weds. I hope you stop by and enter.

Kim said...

Congratulations!

Kristina P. said...

Mary, I just wanted to check in with you and see how you're doing!

Jessica G. said...

Hey, congrats! That's great that you already have an offer!