Day In the Life of A Nursing Student: COVID-19 Edition + Bad News

Hello all! I know it has been a long time since I have posted on here, I’ve had so many ideas but have not acually executed them due to job searching and sudent organization happenings. I hope everyone is staying safe and washing their hands. In honor of COVID-19, I decided to share a full day in my life.



UPDATE: Before we get started, I wanted to go ahead and share the bad news… Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. I will not have a pinning ceremony, a graduation ceremony or be able to complete my requirements for my license on time meaning I will have to take the NCLEX later (perhaps July or August). I was supposed to start my nursing job in July… To make things worse, my state’s board of nursing cancelled their meeting to discuss these issues. At this point I am discouraged and tired… I am already fed up of nursing education as a whole and my only respite was knowing I would be done soon. I’ll continue to update you all as we have news concerning our courses.


ANYWAY, let’s begin…


1100

On this particular day, I woke up this late because I was up studying until 3 a.m. (night-shifter problems). Upon waking up, I decided to spend time looking through the news on my phone.

1200

I started some laudnry, washed the dishes and folded clean laundry. Afterwards I decided to eat two mini cinnamon raisin bagels and drink some water as my preworkout “meal”.

1420

I decided to run to the Dollar store and then the lcoal neighborhood market to grab some boring items, so I did not take a picture. I just grabbed allergy pills, tortillas, oven cleaner, clorox… Nothing special. Afterwards, I made my way to the gym.

1500

Once I arrived to an EMPTY gym, which was awesome. I hit a little bit of upper body and completed my modified version of a medicine ball circuit from Critical Bench on Youtube. I am currently finishing up the Fast Shred program from Muscle and Strength. I had a great workout and headed home.

1620

I finally arrived home! After washing my hands and cleaning my face, I decided to sit down, cool down for a bit and have a post workout snack.

1730

Dinner time! I forgot to take a picture of my dinner (I know I’m such a bad “blogger”), but I had some whole wheat rotini and spaghetti sauce.

2100

It’s study time. I prefer to study at night. For some reason, I tend to think clearly and be settled at night. At the moment I was studing for my Community Nursing Final and began a general review for my Critical Care final. Once I finished up, I worked on my planner (peep the washi).

0230

Time for bed!

That is pretty much what my days have been looking like as a nursing student in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic +finals season. As you can see my days are pretty dull and at this point I am just waiting around to take my finals and figure out practicum placement.

Thanks for reading!

Anna

2 thoughts on “Day In the Life of A Nursing Student: COVID-19 Edition + Bad News

  1. I am sorry that you are dealing with all of these changes during this difficult time. My university ended up cancelling convocation for the students that are graduating this Spring. I am still scheduled to continue Spring semester (Term 7) but most, if not all of it, will be online. This concerns me since I need the more practice when it comes to nursing skills which I won’t be able to get if Spring semester is all remote learning from home.

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    1. Yes! Nursing school only gives you what seems like a few clincal hours, but those are precious. I really empathize for those who were in the middle of completing clinical rotations.

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