Here are some notable things that happened:
I didn't have a very successful first interview, but I got better at it and got hired at my second interview for a different hospital. I was so happy! Yay! The question that stumped me at my first interview was "Tell me about a conflict situation and how you handled it." I rehearsed that question so much afterwards and I was actually DELIGHTED when they asked me that question at my second interview. I hope the interviewer didn't notice how excited I got when she popped the question this time, lol...
I will be working on the same medical ward that I did one of my clinical rotations at. It was one of my favourite clinical placements so far so I am really happy.
I was teaching children health topics with a classmate at an after-school program in the community for this rotation. At first the kids were difficult for me to work with. I didn't really know how to handle them, and I thought they were intentionally or unintentionally mean sometimes.
However, something magical happened towards the end of my rotation and I got the hang of things. The kids actually looked forward to the lessons and they were disappointed when we didn't teach them a lesson. That was something we had never expected.
Needless to say, I was sad when the last day came. We brought the children a cake, had an extra fun lesson planned, and the children gave us a good bye card. One of the little kids cried when she realized we were not coming back.
I wasn't sure about my teacher this term. She was new, she seemed kind of intimidating... I braced myself for the worst. Surprisingly, she turned out to be really sweet. She even gave me a hug on the last day. I guess I wasn't the student-from-hell she expected either :P
I was looking forward to a leisurely long holiday, but it somehow is over already. I start in a new semester tomorrow. Aagh!
The good news is that I will be working in the local public health units. For some reason, I am really looking forward to more community-based nursing. I am hoping I might get to give some vaccines and weigh babies or something! I don't actually know what I'll be doing yet, but I am hoping for the best.
I'm kind of scared (as usual) of what the teacher will be like. I feel like the teacher can really make or break how well a semester goes. Fingers crossed that she will be nice.
Okay, I better get ready for tomorrow now. I'll keep you posted on how things go!