Apple picking

It has been cloudy + rainy for over a week now, so it’s been bumming us out a bit! Today we decided to pick some apples and get out of the house for some genuine fresh air. Every time I come to this farm, I feel so at peace. Something about nature and the physical act of grabbing a fresh apple from a tree connects with me spiritually.

“Everywhere I go, I keep falling in love with the trees and wanting to stay just a little bit longer” ~AVA

Happy Friday to you & yours!

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Head To Toe Assessment – Free Printable

Head To Toe Assessment – Free Printable

Hello new nursing students!

This one’s for you! I got you!

One of the things that completely freaked me out was doing my first head to toe assessment on a real patient. Now, most of my classmates already work in the health field as LPNs or NAs so this was no biggie for them; but for me, the closest I have ever been in that situation is 1) me being the actual patient and 2) when I worked the front desk at an OB/GYN office for a little while.

So for me, this was a really big scary task. Although I felt prepared (I’m almost finished with my What To Bring On You First Clinical Shift – so I will link it here when it’s posted), there was one area in which I felt I could have been better prepared: I didn’t have the right assessment tool sheet that worked for me. I found all different types and examples on the web, from super simple to extremely detailed, but this specific one (which I rewrote and adapted to my needs) is what really helped me during my first semester of clinicals. This is what I would suggest starting with and then adapting it to fit your style. It’s pretty basic, but it includes a generalized overview of the systems.

I do have a more extensive one I now use and will upload that in the future 🙂

Happy Nursing!

xx mamajbirdy

Free Head-To-Toe PDF Printable

What To Bring To Your First Nursing Clinical

What To Bring To Your First Nursing Clinical

So your first night of clinicals is here! Yay! You’re probably feeling a mix of emotions – anxious, excited, maybe even a little scared. Maybe this is your first time being a part of a healthcare team. It’s OK to be all those things; in fact, it’s totally normal. Continue reading “What To Bring To Your First Nursing Clinical”