The safety net

As students we get to experience opportunities inside a safety net. This safety net allows us the comfort to expand our horizons and experience to better utilize the knowledge and skills we are...

Embracing difference

OHSU StudentSpeak is pleased to share this guest post from Pooja Saini, a student in the Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's program in the School of Nursing.  Of all the things I imagined...

Zee and Tiffany attending AACN

Nursing students take a trip back East

OHSU StudentSpeak is pleased to share this guest post from two OHSU senior nursing students.  Spring break this year was a little cold (27 degrees Fahrenheit to be exact). However it was one...

Keeping my smile

I was asked today what it was like to be a graduate student. The actual question was: “I could never go back to school. I’m too old. How do you do it all and still keep a smile on your...

What do you do with a student nurse?

I have been a student for many years. First in grade school, then high school, the GED program, trade school and then college. I will always be a student; I will never stop learning. But as a...

Well worth it

It’s a first class problem to have so many interesting/inspiring topics to talk about that you are unsure of which one to write about in your blog...but that’s where I’m at lately. I’m...

Clinical Reflection in Nursing

Students are asked to write reflections as part of their nursing curriculum. Recently, the students were asked to read an article and compose a response based on what they were experiencing in the...

A common thread

Two weeks into my Acute (third) term in this program, I find myself feeling inspired on a daily basis. On Tuesday, I shadowed a nurse who, based on my observation, is exactly the kind of nurse...

The Hazards and Gifts of Caring

Well into the second term of this program, we are learning about and addressing some deep and emotional issues. This term is about chronic illness and in that, also death and dying. We have been...

On the Horizon

In a mere ten weeks, my life as I knew it had been completely transformed. From day one of nursing school, I was quickly immersed in a deep sea of knowledge – without really knowing how to...