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

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


 So after our insanely hard exam today, we can rest assured that we have learned at least one thing...

....we finally found the "NCLEX Lady" !!!! For those of you Hurst Reviewers out there, you know what I'm talking about. 

For the rest of you lovely blog readers, look forward to a post coming soon! :]

Friday, August 26, 2011

comforting reminders

What a busy week it has been!! It was our first week back in clinicals and we went into it full force.  It's been -by far- my favorite first week of clinicals yet! I love Peds so much!! In the past two days of clinical, I have had so much experience already and gained a vast amount of new nursing knowledge :]  -I even started an IV on an infant!  Through my experiences this week I was both physically and emotionally drained. I was also reminded of several things because of these life experiences.  The first being that as a Peds nurse, every shift is an opportunity to give a precious child unconditional love; to know that at least during my shift, they are well loved and cared for.  I was reminded of the unconditional love that God shows us, and that because of that love we are able to love others unconditionally- no matter what.  Lastly, I was reminded that although we may not have family who necessarily look out for our best interests, we have an Abba Father.  Who meets our every need.  Who is standing there with open, loving arms to hold us and keep us safe when no one else is there.  ... and this is where I find my comfort tonight.  

Love, Aimee 

"I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me.  Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows.  But take heart, because I have overcome the world." John 16:33    

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

pancake parties, pediatrics, and poster boards

It's the start of a new semester! YAY for Pediatrics and OB!!

To kick of this semester, we had a pancake night at Kelly's house! Complete with banana blueberry pancakes and quality time with friends! :]  

We started our first week last Wednesday with Skills lab and Pediatric lecture in Baton Rouge! -welcome back to our life 6 AM commutes!  It was so great to be reunited again with all of our nursing buddies and exchange stories about our wonderful nursing schoolless summers.  

Thursday we went to our Peds clinical hospital orientation.  We did a scavenger hunt on the unit to get comfortable with all the new equipment and surroundings (complete with full collections of DVDs and video games).  Our wonderful clinical teacher told us that "having stickers in your pocket this semester will be just as important as having your stethoscope!" -from this moment on we knew it was gonna be a great semester!

Friday we went to a local daycare to get comfortable with assessment and interaction with children of all ages!  We'd say that's a pretty great start to clinical :]

This weekend we have been resting up and starting to study already! 

-out with the notecards and in with the poster boards-

We are looking forward to blogging about our upcoming, adventure filled semester! 

We've missed you dearly fellow blog readers! See ya soon! 

Love, Kelly and Aimee