I have not posted in such a long time, not because I don’t have anything to say it is just because I have not taken the time out to post. I have missed posting. To catch you up on what is going on in my world, first I finished my BSN!!!!! Wow I am so glad to be done with that. I had a wonderful Christmas with my mom here, and my little girl she had a great time opening all of her gifts. So in January the hospital I am working for decided that they were over budget by a great deal and have cut hours, so instead of getting my 36 hours a week I am now getting 32 hours a week. Since my budget is not use to that reduction and I feel very uneasy about the economy right now I have started to pick up as much time in ICU as they will let me have which is about a day a pay period which is enough to cover the time lost. But I was not sure that I would get that time because if there are not any patient in the unit we take call, which is nice but not as much as four hours of pay. So I received an email at work for an LPN instructor at a Tech school close to my house so I thought well hell I could apply it never hurts so I did, they called me in for an interview and the lady said that I they had one more to interview so I thought that there wasn’t a chance for me to get that job but low and behold they call me to teach. I started last Monday I will be teaching on Mondays, for eight hours. So I am treading water with working about 38 hours a week at the hospital 8 hours teaching and three classes toward my master’s degree.
I am excited to be teaching I really enjoyed my first class, since I was kind of hired after the quarter started it is like I am a sub, but I think that if I continue to teach that next quarter will be better I will have some experience, it is OB, and I will start it off.
The master’s program this semester is tough I have research, theory and policy so they are all thinking classes, where I actually have to apply my knowledge instead of just regurgitate what I already know.