5th Quarter of Nursing School.

Usually, I like being busy. Right now, I have every minute accounted for. There is very little time to think about fly fishing, running, soccer, hiking, or all of the other fun stuff. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I am less than 5 months away from finishing this part of nursing school and becoming a registered nurse. Then there are many more big plans after that.

So what have I been doing? Studying. Working. Clinicals. Studying things like the entire respiratory and cardiac systems. Working at the restaurant where I have met some very fun people. And doing my clinical rotation at various hospital that I am not allowed to talk about. But what does a nursing student do? I get asked this question a lot. I do whatever I can in anything that I have been trained in. Sometimes it is an injection. Sometimes it is inserting a foley catheter (don’t Google if you don’t want to know). Sometimes it is talking to patients about their life. In my spare time, I try to read my books about nursing.

Clinicals have been great this quarter. It slowly feels like things are coming together. I am understanding more about why the body does things. How do we recover from something and why are so many tests necessary?

So to my friends I never see, and to everyone who wants to know what I am up to, stay tuned, it will all be over soon.

ECG

Sometimes the experiment is run on the students.

Sim lab.

My awesome clinical group.

 

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Feelin’ Seattley.

Finally, something not fishing related. I got to watch some surgeries and some Mariner baseball. I am still not a huge pro sports fan. I am back to playing soccer though! IMG_5094 IMG_5099

Cherry Creek Falls.

Having a Monday off, Hoang, Lando, and I decided to head out for a small local hike. We always like to find new places, so we chose Cherry Creek Falls from the Washington Trails Association website. It was a beautiful and easy hike in. Don’t forget to turn immediately after the largest creek crossing.Screen Shot 2014-06-26 at 8.24.49 PM

Screen Shot 2014-06-26 at 8.26.44 PMWe were immediately greeted by this astonishing view.

Screen Shot 2014-06-26 at 8.25.12 PMWhen the sun came out, we loved being in the water.

Screen Shot 2014-06-26 at 8.25.22 PMHoang couldn’t help himself and had to climb to the top of the falls to check his Instagram. Screen Shot 2014-06-26 at 8.26.33 PMWhile he was up there, this Water Ouzel kept me thoroughly entertained. Check out the hungry mouths that had to constantly be fed!

Screen Shot 2014-06-26 at 8.27.07 PMScreen Shot 2014-06-26 at 8.26.20 PMAll in all I would highly recommend this hike for anyone looking for a close and easy hike near Seattle. Waterfalls, wildlife, and we never saw another person at the falls. Know of any other great hikes in the area? Leave them in the comments. Thanks!