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A Day In The Life | Clinical Day edition

I did just one of these last semester, so I’ve taken you alongside on a nursing university day right before.

from the past working day in the lifestyle write-up

But no two nursing faculty times are the very same, so now I’m gonna have you tag alongside on a scientific working day. 🙂


I rolled out of bed, threw my strolling clothing and sneakers on, and drove to a path by the drinking water, exactly where I caught the sunrise.

sunrise over the water.

Actually…because of the way the trail is set up, I could see the moon on one particular aspect of the peninsula, and the sunlight on the other.

moon in early morning light.

I expended aspect of my walk on the rocks rather of the path.

rocky shoreline.

A thing about navigating the uneven rocks would make me experience like a kid again…and on the rocks, I can delight in the eastern sunlight, hear the waves, and experience the cold breeze on my cheeks.

waves by a rocky shore.

Delighted is not a significant sufficient word for how I feel but…I do just sense like I am bathing in pleasure at moments like those.

Kristen in winter gear.

It was a cold morning! My nose and cheeks matched the pink of my hoodie by the time I was accomplished.

Immediately after my walk, I drove back property, but I made a cease at Safeway simply because I’d had a mind cramp the day just before.

See, I’d long gone to Sam’s Club, mostly since I desired eggs. But I arrived dwelling with specifically no eggs. Sigh.

Sooo, I purchased a dozen at Safeway right after my stroll.

dozen eggs in carton.


I obtained residence and

  • did a weights exercise session
  • unloaded my dishwasher and place absent my hand-washed dishes from last night time
  • showered
  • did my negligible hair/makeup schedule
  • put on a white t-shirt and my scrub trousers (yay for no thinking about an outfit!)

Kristen in scrub pants.Chiquita eating kibble.


I created a batch of no-stir granola and place it in the oven.

I produced entire wheat blueberry pancakes for myself. Or rather, I cooked them. I’d made 1 recipe’s truly worth of the batter two days back, cooked 50 percent, and set the other 50 % in a Mason jar in the fridge.

blueberry pancakes.

That will make for a pleasant quick breakfast for me in the subsequent day or two!

I also started a batch of creamy tortellini soup for the reason that I wanted a packable food for my two scientific days.

I tried this new-to-me recipe, and I landed on it predominantly for the reason that it utilized a lot of things that I transpired to have on hand, and my key will need was to use up some wilty kale from my fridge.

wilty kale

I only wanted about 50 percent an onion, so I stored the other 50 % in this jar it’s all glass, so I under no circumstances have to be concerned about the onion stinking up a lid. I obtained the jar at Goodwill for $1 a long time in the past.

purple onion in jar.

Upcoming, I printed out my expected clinical paperwork we have loads of documenting that we do on the pc program, but there’s also precise university paperwork that we do each individual working day.

nursing paperwork.


I sat down to sort up my working day prior to I forgot every little thing I’d accomplished!

Then I finished making my soup and did some supper-packing prep.

I packed up my non-meals things for clinical (for the reason that if I do this previous-moment, I am positive to ignore issues.)

blue backpack.

I broke up the granola and place it in jars. It was an quick system to get it out of the pan for the reason that this time I remembered to grease the pan to start with. Yay me!

chunks of granola.

I manufactured espresso.

cup of coffee.

And I cleaned up my kitchen area.


I made a incredibly unimportant Instagram Reel just for pleasurable.

I responded to blog site remarks, shared the day’s post to social media, despatched it out via electronic mail, and labored on a write-up for the following day.


I ate a peanut butter sandwich, put a coat of paint on the scuffed table, and obtained my lunch packed.

can of green paint.


I headed out the doorway to push to the healthcare facility.


Scientific commencing time! Obviously, I can not give you a thorough report of what I did for the reason that, hello there, affected person privacy.

But I can say in common that at my scientific shifts, I:

  • get report from a pupil nurse and a regular nurse
  • do critical indications
  • do a head-to-toe evaluation on my assigned affected individual
  • administer oral and injection meds (with the supervision of my nursing teacher)
  • hold IV meds and software IV pumps
  • document factors in the clinic system and also in our student system
  • fill out clinical paperwork for university
  • make a treatment program for a patient

And I check out to take edge of just about every prospect to notice the nurses and techs as they do their jobs. If they are the type that does not thoughts queries, I question about their system and the why powering they do particular matters.

We get a meal crack all-around 5:00, and after that, we’re again on the ground till 8:30.


Home! Worn out!


  • caught up with Zoe
  • unpacked my lunch stuff
  • commenced the dishwasher
  • did my everyday Duolingo lesson
  • invested some time on my telephone (noooo phones in the course of medical, so there are a lot of notifications by the time I get off)
  • texted with Sonia
  • attempted returning a get in touch with from Lisey (our schedules did not mesh effectively this working day, so I didn’t conclude up receiving to converse to her)

I also ate a peanut butter and honey sandwich on whole wheat bread simply because I was hungry.

whole wheat sandwich.

And then my exhausted self received prepared for mattress, the place I fell appropriate to slumber.

screenshot of Withings app.

I logged in excess of 6.5 miles. No wonder I was worn out!

And that wraps up my day. I hope you loved using along with me practically. 🙂

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