Daily Journal: My backwards life

So what am I doing today. I worked… There’s 12.5 hours (without counting travel time) gone right there. I’m 12 hours flipped from a "normal life". My day starts at 3:00 PM when the alarm goes off…. I NEVER get up when my alarm goes off. My alarm is an abused thing. The snooze get used a lot. Then I have to squeeze in any Warcraft dailies I’m meaning to do and try to leave for food by 4:30 pm. Eat & write if I’m inclined....more

Code

I had my first true patient emergency the other night. It was not something that I hope to repeat any time soon....more

Addendum

I had every intention of mentioning this in yesterday's post, but it somehow got omitted in my sleep deprived stupor. Somewhere in between complaining about not being able to sleep & dreading what may become my near future, I wanted to mention the fact that regardless of how bad I make things seem, I still LOVE being a nurse....more

Up all day

On any given day I can sleep for hours on end…unless of course I’ve worked the night before & have to go back in that night. Take today for example: I worked 7pm – 7am, got home around 7:30am & have to be back again at 7pm. It’s almost 1pm & I’m still wide awake....more

The Trials & Tribulations Of A Night Shift Nurse

First & foremost - I am SO thankful that I have a job. Out of our graduating class of 38, a little less than half of us have found jobs (we graduated on December 12th). Having said that, I must admit I’m having a very difficult time adjusting to night shift. Working from 7pm until 7am just isn’t natural. My schedule for the next three months is work 3 nights in a row, have 4 days off. It’s a pretty nice schedule considering I have every weekend off & 4 days to recover. That will change once I’m done with my preceptorship. ...more
I think this is something that many nurses struggle with, especially new nurses. I was ...more