Sunday, March 18, 2007

Return of the Recluse...

Yes I have been gone for quite some time, but I had not forgotten my online persona entirely. Was I missed? Doubt it. But I have certainly missed y'all.

Over the past few months, most of my time has been spent diligently studying for the GRE for admission to a dual graduate program. Although the test was not that difficult in particular, I found myself re-learning fundamental mathematics that I once knew over 15 years ago! While my education as a professional nurse has taught me essential skills in critical thinking, pathophysiology, psychology, pharmacology, and a variety of life saving techniques..(to say the least), it really skimped on algebra, geometry, and pretentious vocabulary, much to my dismay. I suspect this is why many of my nursing colleagues are intimated by this essential exam for graduate school.

Well after much frustration and a sleuth of self pity, it is over and I am thrilled. I still find it puzzling that I was more intimidated by the exam than taking care of a critically ill patient.

4 comments:

Keith, RN said...

Perhaps you need to give your intellectual side more credit, Ms. Faye......

~RN Faye said...

yep perhaps you are right!

Nurse Practitioners Save Lives said...

I also was not thrilled with taking the GRE but got through it. I especially like your advice to see a nurse practitioner for health care in your disclaimer.

Philippine said...

Kudos! Very informative article, keep up the good work!
This blog will be one of the many that I visit everyday.

Best of luck,
philippinenurses