Tuesday, April 04, 2006


Another bulk update

Geez, I so need to keep more up to date with this whole thing.

Let's see, what has been going on during the last couple of weeks.

The major thing going on in my life has been the HESI test. Nothing like a test over a year and a half worth of class material to soak up some time. Of course, the fact that we can not graduate unless we pass this test with a certain score. Noooooo, absolutely no pressure there! So last Saturday morning, I found myself waiting outside one of the testing centers on campus (the one run by the Test-Nazi's, but that is a whole different story) waiting to see if I can graduate or not. A hour and a half and 165 questions later, I found out I had a high enough score to pass (I scored 1155, and we needed an 850). If you believe in statistics, according to this score I have a 95% chance of passing the boards when I take them. However, that is horse of a different color. Check back in July to see how that goes.

The HESI over and done with brings me that much closer to graduation. Next, I just need to get my preceptorship finished. In a way, that kind of starts today. Effective today, I am working 12 hour shifts at my paying job (I sooooooo am not looking forward to spending 12.5 hours a day sitting at this desk) and then Friday, Saturday and Sunday night doing a 12 hour shift in the hospital. Definately a very full schedule, but it will only take about a month to get my preceptorship done. This will leave me May to focus on finishing up my theory work and preparing for the NCLEX.

Last Friday, our new matress and boxspring were delivered. Sear's seems to have messed up our order and we did not get a new frame with the bed. The new bed is the same size as the old one, so we could just use the old one. One slight issue with that. The old bed was an oldfashioned mattress, no pillowtop. The new mattress is a little thicker (17 inches versus the old 5 or 6). All put together, this means the new bed is much higher. So high in fact, that I have to literally climb into it. A little scary, but it is so much more comfortable than the old bed, it is worth it.

Yesterday, Buster and I took a little roadtrip up to a suburb of Cleveland. Buster has applied for a job up there so we went to drive around and look at the city and see what it is like. Seems like a nice enough place, if not a little on the conservative side. We'll have to see how this all works out. Luckily, I am almost done with school, so I will be looking for a new job right about the time we would be moving if he gets and takes the job. One very good thing about being a nurse is that there are jobs just about everywhere, and the places there aren't nursing jobs aren't real likely to have jobs for Buster either.

Okay, enough for now. I will try to keep this more up to date, but we'll see how the next couple of weeks go.

Congratulations on passing your test! Sounds like a real busy month ahead - hope the hours pass quickly for ya...

Cleveland's actually pretty nice - maybe a bit blue-collar for some, but I'd always found it homey :)
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