Wednesday, February 4, 2009

New Job

So Im sure some are wondering how the infamous first week at the new job went. Well I survived the first week, and it was a bit of a reality shock, I feel like i know NOTHING. Things are done SOOOOO diffrent at this hospital and thats what Im having the hardest time with, diffrent policies, diffrent equipment, diffrent culture... everything. It will just take time to learn and adjust, but the unit is so much bigger and everyone has been really nice and I have seen and experienced so much in just the three days ive been there I can only imagine the things ill see and experience in the months and years to come. I have an Awesome preceptor, shes so knowledgeable and easy to get along with I think she is really going to help me to adjust and become a part of the team.

Im also very relieved to know that traffic is not bad at all working night shift im going the opposite way of the traffic, such a blessing, I couldnt imagine having to leave my house 2 hours early to get to work on time as I did when i was having to be at the hospital by 8 am for orientation, that just wouldnt do.



1. getting the dog neutered
2. ATT Uverse
3. Chocolate cupcakes with buttercream frosting
4. New shoes
5. Central Market fresh squeezed OJ (its simply amazing, I do drive thrity minute sout of the way just to buy some)


This is absolutlely Hilarious!!! You must watch it till the end...the dad is video taping the little boy after he went to the dentist and I suppose the happy gas hasnt worn off yet

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Excitement Ensues

So today is the day, I finally go back to work and start my new job. I'm SO excited, this is what I have wanted to do since I graduated a year ago and wasn't able to do because I was a new graduate nurse they didn't have enough preceptors (the nurses who trains you, for us it was about 5 months) in the level III NICU so I spent a year in level II which is a step down unit to the NICU, the babies are more stable and don't need as intensive monitoring. It was too slow for me, I need a challenge and some excitement.

So here I am staring my new job the unit is HUGE in the level III alone they can hold between 80-90 babies the entire unit level II and III can hold up to 135 babies... that's HUGE and the unit is really nice. I am a little nervous though because things are very different here I'm out of my comfort zone, I have new people to meet, new rules to learn, and much sicker babies to care for. I just keep reminding myself to take one day at a time and I'm not alone I have my preceptor to guide me through the next three months. More worrisome is that I haven't worked night shift in about a month and i only had one day to transition myself, this should be interesting... bring on the caffeine!!!

Wish me luck and say a prayer.

Grace in Small Things


1. Velveeta Mac and Cheese
2. When the Dog is acting good
3. Chuys
4. Having my dream job
5. Cable TV

Grace in Small Things
I'm Katie a 27 year old mommy and wife. Welcome to my blog where I will chronicle the happenings of my life as I find the balance between being both SAHM by day and CVICU nurse by night.

I love Jesus and strive to be more like Christ every day. Running, reading, and cooking are some of my favorite past-times. I love photography but I am no pro, but it helps I have such a cute subject to practice on!!




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