Author Archives: rsafferman

When life gets crazy…

BLOG! This is what I should be telling myself. If I did, this post would not be coming to you (whoever you are) at the wearied hour of 3:46 am. In an effort to make some coherent sense and not … Continue reading

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PSB

PSB = Post Spring Break. That is how I define the time that has elapsed since I returned from a week of much-needed relaxation, sleeping in, (and in my case) WARM WEATHER. I spent my vacation in Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA … Continue reading

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The Early Bird Catches the Worm

So I got a head-start on the sun this morning, and began my day at 5:00 am. As nursing students, we spend a lot of time in lecture and lab learning the intricacies of pharmacology and the pathology of diseases, but we also … Continue reading

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Finding Your “Cool” in S(C)h(OOL)

I’ve noticed that several fellow bloggers have written about exercise and stress- reduction these last few weeks, and I too, have been thinking about these topics. This week in our Psychiatric Nursing lab, we had to form groups and present on a topic related to … Continue reading

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Day One of Many More to Come

Today, February 12, 2015,  I embarked on the next milestone of my nursing journey, clinical rotations! You might be wondering: what is a clinical rotation, and why is she so excited about it? A clinical rotation is an incredible (and necessary) opportunity for … Continue reading

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Back and (Working on Getting) Better Than Ever!

And so it begins, second semester. What will these next three months bring? In short, a LOT. This statement seems a bit paradoxical now that I see it on paper, but it really rings true. Let me take you through … Continue reading

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Final Weeks of Hibernation

Sorry this post is coming at you so late in the day, but this girl is still on break! University of Maryland School of Nursing at USG resumes on Monday January 26th. My break has been very relaxing; full of … Continue reading

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It’s Decemb-WHAT?!

December 4th, when did that happen? I just completed my second final. Yes, final, like those exams you take at the END of a semester, HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE! Times like these call for some caffeine, serious motivation, and impromptu dance … Continue reading

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Thankful I am a Nursing Student (and not a turkey)

Well folks, it’s that time of the year again. With Thanksgiving just a week away and artic-like weather conditions upon us, it’s time to draw upon our inner reserve to bring us some warmth. These past few weeks have been … Continue reading

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Nurse in Shining Armour

The question on everyone’s minds; how do you spot a nurse when you see one? We are usually the ones clunking through the library in our pearly white shoes, casually talking about bodily parts and fluids in the cafeteria, or … Continue reading

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