Author Archives: susan2015

“Good-bye,” “Thank you,” “I survived!”

Those are just a few of the sentiments the decorated scrub tops you may have seen hanging in the lobby of the Camille Kendall Academic Center (a.k.a. Building III) on the Shady Grove campus hope to convey. Each spring, graduating … Continue reading

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Winding Down

I opened my computer yesterday and up popped a little calendar alert that read, “3,” as in, three more weeks of class until the end of my bachelor’s of nursing program at the University of Maryland. There are plenty of … Continue reading

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Over the course of my fourth and final semester, I have been working with a group of four other students on an evidenced based poster project, affectionately known as the “PICO” project. The assignment is a requirement for NURS 487, … Continue reading

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A Humbling Spring Break: Check, Check, and Check

We have spoken often in my nursing classes about the physicality of nursing and the need to protect our bodies from injury when providing patient care. The “Fundamentals of Nursing Practice” course covers proper body mechanics for lifting, turning and … Continue reading

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Interprofessional Education Day

I attended the University of Maryland Baltimore’s Interprofessional Education (IPE) Day last Thursday, February 26th, along with about twenty of my nursing classmates. The University director of IPE is also the Dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing … Continue reading

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Laissez les bons temps rouler

Happy Mardi Gras, everyone! I jetted off to New Orleans the first weekend after classes started to celebrate Fat Tuesday (see the picture of traditional “King Cake” below). My good friend’s cousin was marching in a parade, which wound its … Continue reading

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A Snapshot of 4th Semester: 101 Days to the Finish Line

Tuesday, January 27th: my last first day of nursing school. Snow in the area pushed the scheduled start time a little later, so my first day consisted of an abbreviated Community and Public Health Nursing course lecture, followed by approximately … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Lounge-uary

We last left off at the conclusion of my third semester as a University of Maryland Baltimore nursing student. I wrapped up final exams and then enjoyed a relaxing week in Key West and Miami Beach (see below). Now, I … Continue reading

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Light at the End of the Tunnel

My second to last semester of nursing school will officially conclude next Wednesday, December 17th at 3:00 p.m. (give or take a few hours). I’ll have 90 hours each of pediatric, psychiatric, and OB/GYN nursing under my belt. With three … Continue reading

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A Holiday Gift Guide for your Nursing Student

On the heels of fellow nursing student Rachel’s post about what she’s thankful for, and with the holiday season right around the corner (or fully upon us depending on which retailer you ask) I thought it might be fitting to … Continue reading

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