The wisdom in perspective gained

“It’s a shame that youth is wasted on the young.”  I heard that phrase often growing up. It was one of my grandfather’s favorite things to say. I remember at 15 feeling indignant that he had...

1 more year!

To wrap up our junior year my class had a community presentation. The purpose of the presentation was to report our health findings from 10 weeks of gathering primary qualitative data on smaller...

Welcome to summer break!

I just submitted my last assignment for spring quarter.  This means I’m almost finished with nursing school year 2! It’s amazing to think back to fall quarter and reflect upon HOW much I’ve...

Lights, camera, action

Entering week 8 of this term, my group has done 2 key informant interviews and gone on 2 outings to hand out surveys for our community health survey. Just getting the last of our survey’s back, we...

Extracurricular opportunities

I can hardly believe Week 6 just ended of Spring Quarter.  Where has the time gone?  And how much more will I have to do before summer arrives?! This quarter has allotted the Junior nursing...

Spring fever

There is a bird building a nest in the birdhouse outside. I know this because I have watched him single handedly destroy two hanging baskets and borrow several silk flowers from the wreath on the...

Strike one

As our class moves into Spring term we have gotten a unique opportunity to involve ourselves in the community. Klamath County has received funds to do research to better understand what the largest...

A real eye-opener

Participating in the OHSU iCHEE program this term has been a real eye-opener. I learned a lot of little things that I probably wouldn’t have otherwise thought about. I really enjoyed meeting other...

Nurses’ health study

This quarter, I am embracing Population-Based Nursing 410.  This term requires us nursing students to step out into the community and take a look around at health disparities and the like.  As I...

On the road again…

I have always said if nursing doesn’t work out for me I am going to be a long haul trucker. Ok, go ahead and laugh, but know that I am only partially kidding about this. The idea of experiencing...