"I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for He is right beside me." Psalm 16:8

Friday, February 25, 2011

Coffee and Careplanning : ]

Hey y'all! What a crazy past few weeks it has been. But the good news is we survived round 1 of dreaded 3rd semester!! Last weekend was absolutely beautiful!  We went out to the Lakefront and studied in the warm sunshine! - and yes, we are wearing shorts in the middle of February!

This week we started Psych clinicals. Although we were both really nervous, we can already tell that it will be a very exciting and challenging 4 weeks!

Something to smile about :] "The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.  Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you." Psalm 9:9-10

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

dear nursing school, thanks for being my valentine..

Heyy y'all! It's Aimee-
What a day it has been! From becoming a human pin cushion while practicing IVs to taking a brain cell killer psych test; it's definitely been a day full of ups and downs.  Don't you just hate it when you study your life away for one test, hoping all your hard work will pay off- only to realize that everything you knew was not on the test.  But, it's all said and done and the only place to go from here is forward -one day closer to summer!!  On the upside of things, what a beautiful day God gave us full of sunshine and warmth :)  Looking forward to a wonderful day of clinical tomorrow! It's definitely one of my most favorite parts of nursing school.  I love the simple joy of being able to care for someone else-having an opportunity to make someones day a little brighter even by just a smile.  Even through all the craziness of today, I find my hope and joy in knowing that the only way I made it through the day was through Christ alone.  I mean, nobody said nursing school would be easy, right?  Often I find that it's the challenges along the way that molds me into becoming a better person/future nurse.         
Something to smile about: "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." 2 Corinthians 12:9   -we are strongest when we are weakest.  But it's in our weakness that we find our strength in God. 

A Day of Love - A Day of Learning

                                      Hey guys! Kelly here!
Well, I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day - either time spent with someone special to you or doing something you love. It was absolutely gorgeous outside - that little groundhog wasn't kidding when he said Spring would be coming soon!
We had our first psych test today. Seriously so much time spent reading and comprehending the material - and I felt as though I had a pretty solid grip on it. The test however didn't allow for you to demonstrate how well you really understood the material, which left me feeling pretty discouraged. But after thinking on it, I came to the sweet realization that learning can be so much more than a grade earned. One day at time, that's all we can do!

P.S. - little nugget of goodness:
Mark 2:9-12
"Which is easier: to say to this paralyzed man, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, take your mat and walk’?  But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the man,  “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.” He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all. This amazed everyone and they praised God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!”

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Why yes, we do live at a coffee shop!

                      Hi all! Welcome to our blog!
 We are writing you from our booth in PJs as we study for our first Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Test and savor our oh so delicious iced king cake coffee. We are really excited about blogging through the rest of our nursing school experience - covering the good, the bad, and the not so pretty! It is definitely a crazy, yet fun journey - and we plan on documenting everything here! Hope you have as much fun reading our blog, as we do sharing it with you! Gotta blast - we have a test to pass :]