Thursday, April 1, 2010

Oh My Goodness

I has been awhile since I have been here.
I would have loved to have had my camera with me this past would have loved it too.
You would have gotten a great laugh at my expense.
You might have enjoyed watching me change the sheets of a bed while a dummy patient got flipped back and forth....or maybe enjoyed my embarrassment (we have a mixed class) as we learned how to give a bed bath to a female. I am sure the one male was probably just as embarrassed when we learned how to give a male a bath. I do feel sorry for this one guy in our class...especially since there are a few in our class that are enjoying giving him a hard time. I would like to put them over my knee...thought I left that stuff behind in grade school. Kind of a scary thought.....they are now trained to use defibrillators.

I have learned a lot....and kept an A is nice to know my brain still works.
As you know I am taking CNA classes.
Most states follow the guidelines that have been set for all those taking CNA training....usually 75 hours of class time and clinics and then you can take your exam.  But North Carolina decided that that was not enough. We will have filled 162 hours of school time and clinic time by the time we finish our exam. Those hours used to be spread out over 4 months...but unknowingly..... I ended up in a class where our hours are spread out over 5 weeks! Yikes! I guess you know why I have not been here much. We have already lost two students and will probably loose several more because you have to stay on top of the studying....tests come often and usually cover 4 to 5 chapters. This week we had two tests.
To tell the brain is on overload...and I am pooped!
But....I am having fun and meeting some neat people.
The ones that I seem to have drifted toward will not be stopping with the CNA class....several are already scheduled for summer classes....they plan to go on to become RNs.
So.....I am thinking about that....I don't know we will see what happens after this class.
When I think about what I have seen and experienced with CNAs in the past (not good).....I might just hang out for awhile....I don't know. school tomorrow!!!!!!
I do have some studying to do...and I want to check in on some friends :) the day will fly.
That is it for me.....
no pictures yet....
I'll have to see if I can bring my camera....maybe the dummies won't mind if I put them on my blog. :)
I hope to be back soon.
Have a great Resurrection Sunday!
Love ya


Denise said...

Woo Hoo, you are doing great sis. Have a beautiful Easter. I love you.

Halfmoon Girl said...

wow, you are so busy! What a course load- and you are doing so well, keep it up and congrats!

luvmy4sons said...

So proud of you sister! It is not easy stepping out and doing something so new at our age! LOL! I figure I can say that with no offense intended considering my age! LOL! I was already an RN and found getting back into it after 13 years off difficult. So taking on something entirely new is so courageous! I know you will be great. Happy Easter. I have missed your presence around blogland.

grey like snuffie said...

You go girl...I'm in awe! Praying His strength, wisdom and understanding for you!

MelanieJoy said...

I'm glad to hear the week went well and that you are liking it. Happy Easter to you too!! Much love!!

Oh Sew Good said...

You're doing great. If you don't mind I pass on a tip that helped me in college. The person told me "Stay organized. The more organized you are, the easier it will be." I did and he was right. I'm glad you're having fun in class too. It's just as important to effective learning. :)

Pastor Lisa said...

Thanks for getting us caught up! Proud of that A average! Keep up the great work!

Shirley said...

So good to hear from you. I'm happy for you. It seems you enjoy what you are doing....that is one thing that will be to your advantage....and always remember that He is with you..
He will help you....He gives you the ability to do whatever you must do... and your grades prove it. Enjoy your time off and have a blessed Easter!
Love ya!

Nise' said...

Congrats on your success thus far! Have a blessed Easter weekend.

SunnySusan said...

You are doing so well...proud of you my have a wonderful Easter

Karen in NZ said...

I have been thinking of you and it's due time I popped by. Wow, you have some awesome energy and determination. I loved when you said the words "engage engage". I could so see that for you. Marching forward, determined, strong in the Lord, seeing it through.

God's blessings and grace to you as you study, dig deep and learn heaps. You are a real inspiration!!!

Terri said...

Oh Sharon you sound just like mw during massage school! Brings back some stressful, funny and wonderful memories.
Just hang in there and know you have many who believe in you and are praying for you!
I have to ask, did anyone dump the dummy out of the bed? You have to get pics!
Prayers and Love,

Sandi said...

Awesome you are being trianed to give care. God will use you in amazing ways.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Always love my stops at your blog...Have a great weekend.

sanjeet said...

You are a real inspiration!!!
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