I’m done. It hasn’t quite hit me yet, but I’m graduating from JHUSON in 9 days. Seems like yesterday I was learning how to take vitals signs and freaking out about sign-offs, but I made it. We all made it. Now comes the truly difficult part–finding a job.
To the incoming summer and fall students, I say welcome! It’s tough, but you’ll make it. A couple pieces of advice:
1. Always keep tupperware in your locker. There’s always food around the SON building (and the School of Public Health–they even have smoked salmon over there on occasion)
2. Take some time to check out some of the amazing lectures at the School of Public Health and School of Medicine. It’s a great way to enhance your education.
3. Don’t get caught up in the stress and hysteria of your classmates. Take time for yourself and relax
4. Deactivate your facebook account. You’ll be so much happier and productive
5. Make some friends OUTSIDE of nursing school. It’s nice to get a break from talking about diabetes and poop all the time.
6. If you ever need a compliment, go see Marie Davidson in the Admissions Office. She’ll tell you how lovely you are and just generally brighten your day.
You’re going to rock and be an awesome nurse. Best of luck to you all as you begin your journey!