Travel Nurse Recap: Albuquerque

Presbyterian Rust Medical Center
in Rio Rancho, New Mexico

The details: 6-8 bed general ICU in a 151-bed hospital in the suburbs of Albuquerque. Floated to Adult ICU and Cardiac Critical Care units at Presbyterian main hospital. Epic used as EMR. On assignment August to October 2016.

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Slacker

I have been slacking keeping up with this blog! It’s going to be part of my New Years Resolution to keep up with it more. My resolution is to try and post at least one photo a day on Instagram, and then do a weekly summary here on the blog of all the photos I’ve done throughout the week! Continue reading Slacker

I need a break

Just from, like, life completely.

“Just go on a vacation!” — yeah, and then you spend a week ignoring all responsibilities, only for you to come back and all the things you were avoiding? Still here, and probably more shit has piled up.

I just want to take a mental break and sleep for like, I dunno, a day? And then when I wake up, my trash will be taken out, my laundry done, clothes folded and put away, groceries stocked, dog walked, schoolwork done, errands ran, things bought. Continue reading I need a break

Lemon and a pear

I have officially reached the halfway point of my first travel nurse assignment! 7 weeks down, 6 to go. I can’t believe how fast this has gone by!

I have a long list of places I have yet to hit up. It’s crazy how you think you’ll have time to do everything, so you slack off, and then you end up feeling like you didn’t take full advantage of the time spent here.

I don’t really have anything really interesting to say, because it’s 5am, I obviously didn’t sleep as well as I should have before tonight’s shift and I’m slowly dying of exhaustion. Seriously, I just fell asleep on a bench in the locker room for just 5 minutes and I already feel super refreshed. Continue reading Lemon and a pear

So I went home for the weekend.

And besides seeing Aaron, I wanted to come back to Albuquerque immediately. I just wanted to kidnap Aaron and bring him back with me.

I don’t usually mind San Antonio, but after living elsewhere for some time, I went back and… I just… I HATE San Antonio. Like, I know everything, I know everyone. It’s boring. It’s familiar. It was dumb.

I love Albuquerque. I’ve been here 4 weeks and there’s still so much stuff for me to explore. I’m still familiarizing myself with different areas of the town, restaurants, bars, parks, outdoors stuff in the area. I’ve never really¬†lived outside of San Antonio, and I like it. I’m looking forward to continuing my travel nurse journey and exploring different cities throughout the year and season. It’s so strange, travelling is such a go-with-the-flow type of job/career, and yet, I already have planned where I want to go for my next few assignments… For the next year, at least!

Almost 2 weeks down

…and then 11 to go!

I’m almost done with my second week in Albuquerque for my very first travel nurse assignment. It’s been a freaking whirlwind. It came up way sooner then I was expecting. I kept telling myself, meh, whatever, I got all month… And then all of a sudden it was time to leave. Continue reading Almost 2 weeks down