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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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

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

2016

Last year, 2015, was one of the best in a long, long while. I felt more comfortable with my job. The travel bug got re-ignited in me. I was in the best place I’ve been in years. I was on top of the world. And then, when I thought my life couldn’t be any better, I fell in love with the absolute most amazing man. We have so much in common, and so many common goals, yet are still different enough to keep things interesting.

Last year, I made my way around. I went on my first solo trip to a place I’ve been dreaming about forever – Puerto Rico. I explored “my own backyard”, visiting Arizona with my mom, El Paso and New Mexico and Florida with my boyfriend, Las Vegas with my girlfriends, and San Diego with some old friends who’s meeting has been long overdue.

And now in 2016, I have a passport! Possibilities are endless. The world is literally in my hands. I got a fancy new camera, I’m going to fun new destinations. I can’t wait to share these experiences.

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