Thursday, May 26, 2011

Med is in, TransforMED--whatever slogan you want.

Today's events were quite unexpected. I woke up at 9:45 in the morning, and just remembered that I should get my certified true copy of my transcript of records at the UST Main Building. I was panicking since I thought that there'll be a whole lot of people due to the enrollment of most colleges/faculties. When I got there, I was right. There were a lot of innocent, fragile faces (and yes, I was talking about the incoming freshmen, obviously together with their worrisome parents), but not in the lane where I am supposed to line up. Thereafter, I went to the Medicine Office to pass certain pre-enrollment requirements and sign the mandatory drug test agreement, then the secretary told me to go to the Main Building registrar again for the formal filing of the papers. Okay, so I was there, already lined up at Window 5 (FMS), when I saw group of students in front of me, holding on to their requirements, including a weird blue paper and some receipts. Looking at their faces, I thought they were also incoming Medicine students. I was so confused and unsure of what to do, thinking that I lack some papers. In horror (haha), I called up my classmate Karla to ask about the registration and enrollment procedures. She said that she was on her way to school, so I waited for her for almost an hour. She arrived exactly at lunch time, so we ate at McDonald's - UST Carpark first since the offices also go on a meal break. After eating and helping Karla with some of her requirements, we went to Window 5 again and gave our papers. And that was it. I am ready to enroll. I gave a ring to Karla just for that. So much for my confusion and semi-pseudo-paranoia a.k.a. shyness without reason. It was okay though. I met my former NMAT review-mate Kaye Ramirez again along the way.

Fast forward to the evening. I saw our new room already, just at Pacific Suites. I'll just take the elevator from my current room at Pacific Grand Tower, and voila, I'm in that place (the new room). Though, I'm not in the mood to move my stuff there, so I'll do it a few days before classes start. Change topic (sorry for the flight of ideas, haha!). I was answering the June 2007 compiled PNLE questions awhile ago, and I realized, I'm really not good in Communicable Diseases (CD) and Community Health Nursing (CHN), even though I really, really try. [Insert famous Just Once lyrics* here.] Anyways, I'll just lift my self-esteem up as my strength is Medical-Surgical Nursing (MS). I can't believe I haven't browsed my MS notes and books yet, but my highest score was in that course. MS Nursing is a lower form of the "real" Medicine and Surgery, so I guess it would help in the next semesters! My life is just so odd. I'm odd. No, actually, the questions are. I still need rationales for some of the items, because I'm in doubt of the answer key. I just hope there will be Divine Intervention when something pops out like those in the board exams. Plus, proper shading is the key to being a topnotcher or board passer! Finally, I hope God will help me split Nursing and Medicine topics in my brain. This begins the transition from being a student and soon-to-be registered nurse, to being a Medicine freshman. Almost a month to go before the two-day mayday! Leggo, NUR and MED!

*Famous Just Once lyrics: I did my best, but my best was just not good enough.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

First Entry

I think I'm beyond crazy typing this blog right now since in three days, it'll be my first pre-boards. I find my comprehensive exams scores last week quite low, though I passed. My dearest alma mater, University of Santo Tomas - College of Nursing, has been aiming to have a hundred percent passing rate in the June/July licensure examinations. The last time our college had zero mortality vaguely is a really long time ago. For the recent years, passing rates have been ranging from 95 to 99 percent.

However, I do not know where to start studying, so might as well release my dilemma first through this. I began to browse my notes and books since March, but I won't finish a single course. I kept on losing track, probably because of my decreasing attention span, especially if I see food or surf the internet. Well, after typing this, I promise to shut down my computer, and hit my review notes. Currently, my "Public Health Nursing in the Philippines" book is half-open and scarcely read. Anyways, I really need to get close to motivated future top notchers such as my seatmate JJ, who got the highest over-all score in the compre, or one of my closest friends, Minnie, who prays hard and works hard.

Time check, nine-fourteen. If I continue to write this entry, it would take me until my board exams. But this is what I really miss in high school--writing stuff down anytime I want, and not in my Thomasian Planner which I am obligated to write down on since I have skipped a lot of pages already, mostly due to my schoolwork. Anyhow, this has been a short and sensible post (I hope so).

Peppermint hugs,