Monday, August 21, 2006

And now, a message from your sponsor

It's been a stressful week. Tests and insomnia and viruses (virusi?), oh my. Took my RN certification exam in low risk neonatal after only two days of real studying and a bout of insomnia that had me testing with only two hours of sleep. Perhaps sabotaging myself? I don't know. I don't really care. The test means nothing but that my employer can say that x amount of nurses are certified. No extra money for me, no nothing except the dinero I have to fork out now for continuing education credits to maintain my status.

I know, I should be thrilled to learn just for the sake of learning. I am. Really. When I'm not so tired.

But now that I'm not driving myself insane and not saving every spare brain cell I have for remembering that thermoregulation in an infant is fueled by non-shivering thermogenesis, mainly glycogen from liver stores and brown fat, I will try to be a tad more stimulating and interesting than cat pictures.

Later. After my nap.

Thor sez: No more studying. Adore me! Now!


joan said...

I'm ahead of you. I was certified before anyone cared and let it expire rather than pay outrageous fees for CEU's I wasn't using. I used to tell patients that RNC stood for Registered Nurse Cute.

Good luck!

JanetLee said...

Joan - mine will be Registered Nurse, Certifiable. I think I did okay on the test. About a third of it, I was thinking "this is so easy, I can't believe they'd put something that obvious on here". Another third I think I was able to reason out what might be the answer and the final third I could only think, "WTF??? I've never even heard of this in my entire life!" So we shall see. Good thing, we are doing PCEP now so those CEU's can count.