Hi everyone. Well, today I embarked on my new educational adventure. The first day of Grad school at The University of Alabama. I am in the Master of Science Program with a concentration in Nursing Administration. My first two assignments are partially done- an introduction video which should have been easy—90 seconds, how hard could that be? Well, 18 takes later—nailed it!! Then successfully uploaded it to a new site that I am not at all familiar with.
I have been under the weather since Saturday afternoon and still feel crappy today as I write this (double ear infections, sinus infection, and eye infection, dizziness, low grade fever and terrible scratchy throat), so I will finish the other half of the assignments tomorrow. I am ahead of the due date—yea me! This is my goal for grad school and to not procrastinate on any assignment.
I procrastinate when it comes to house work and have been known to wait to start an assignment, but I am trying to avoid this. I have a wonderful boss who has her MSN degree and she has been very supportive and has made herself available for questions, etc. I am very thankful for Theresa. She is an amazing nurse manager.
Switching back to first day of school, I have so enjoyed seeing friends and family members posting on social media first day of school pictures of their sweet children that I have watched grow up. So, on Monday, I decided to do a first day of grad school photo. My neighbor saw me struggling to take a selfie, so he offered to take some pictures and my friend Hannah let me borrow her chalkboard sign. It was fun to do, and I have gotten wonderful responses on social media for posting it. I even shared it with the Bama by Distance Facebook page and the other grad students have since started posting their 1st day pictures!
I hope all your children have a wonderful year of school. May God watch over all our students at each school and university and keep them and the educators safe. Thank you to all the educators for what you do. I am a proud mom of a future educator.
I have included my 1st day of grad school pictures—enjoy!
Ciji Bell, RN, BSN, is a brand new nurse manager in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at LMC. After spending years working as a traveling nurse everywhere from Anchorage to San Jose, she’s glad to be back home in South Carolina. Ciji has been with us for just 6 months. We asked her, “What do you like best about working at LMC?” Her answer is in the photo below:
Lisa Brown-Simpson, RNC, is certified in cardiac and vascular nursing. She’s been at Lexington Medical Center for 17 years. We asked her, “Why is it great to be a nurse at LMC?” Read her answer in the photo below:
Did you know that Lexington Medical Center is hiring nurses? LMC is looking for nurses with at least one year of experience in Med/Surg, Critical Care and Labor & Delivery to work night shifts with a $2,500 signing bonus! Learn more and apply online by clicking here.
They have also launched a new web series, called “Nurse Notes.” In the second webisode, we hear from Michelle Gilland, a critical care nurse and recipient of the 2014 Palmetto Gold award for excellence in nursing. Meet her in this video.
Did you know that Lexington Medical Center is hiring nurses? LMC is looking for nurses with at least one year of experience in Med/Surg, Critical Care and Labor & Delivery to work night shifts, and they’re offering a $2,500 signing bonus! Learn more and apply online by clicking here.
They have also launched a new web series, called “Nurse Notes.” In the first webisode, we meet Megan Sires, who takes care of heart patients at our hospital. In this video, she talks about why she chose to pursue nursing as a career and tells us why it’s great to be a nurse at LMC.