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Life as A Student Nurse

1 Jan

A lot of people are asking me why I took nursing. Wanna know the reason why? Almost 5 years ago, nurses are in demand all over the world. Also, Philippines has a shortage of staff nurses. And since my mom’s working in a hospital, she wants me to be her workmate. (She’s not a nurse. She’s an x-ray technician). In short, she’s the one responsible why I take that course. I don’t want to be a nurse but I’ve written in my school yearbook that it’s always been my dream to become one. I just don’t know what to write at that time. But honestly, I want to be a civil engineer or an accountant. I’m pretty good in Mathematics especially Algebra and Beginner’s Calculus and to tell you the truth, I am a Math geek. Science is my worst enemy. One of the reasons why I don’t like nursing. I remember sleeping at 3am when I was still in my college years because I couldn’t understood Chemistry and Biochemistry. Thank God, I’ve passed those two subjects. Microbiology is pretty hard too. I have to remember the names of those not-so-good-looking parasites, worms, etc. They look awful. But again, I’ve passed that subject. Actually, I’ve never failed any subjects. Ooh, and I am not a grade conscious. I only study when I know that this particular subject is not my forte. The rest, I’d rather sleep or watch TV series or surf the internet than reviewing and reading my notes. Thanks to stock knowledge because I’ve passed all my subjects. But guys, Nursing is a pretty hard subject. And with my school, I tell you, it’s not easy studying there. We have to pass all the subjects plus comprehensive exams and revalida every semester.We also have this Nursing Aptitude Test way back in second year. We have to pass that test to enter 3rd year. I’ve got 95 although I don’t study at all. Again, thanks to stock knowledge. Not just that, but we have to pass the interview and our General Weighted Average should be at least 2.00 (B-) to become a junior student. It’s pretty tough. Really. But I’ve passed those exams because if not, maybe, I won’t be able to graduate.

The only thing I love about nursing is our hospital duties. And oh, community duties too. I’ve said before that I am not seeing myself working in a hospital. I like working in a hospital but it’s not the career meant for me. I hate my course but that doesn’t stop me from enjoying my hospital and community exposures. I love helping people especially if my service is for free. (Maybe, I’ll volunteer on medical missions instead of working in a hospital.) I love making Nursing Care Plans. It consists of the following: Subjective and Objective Data, Nursing Diagnosis, Interventions, Planning, Evaluation. We always do that. Each patient has at least 3 Nursing Care Plans. That means we have to at least make 3 Nursing Diagnoses. Acute Pain related to (certain etiology/cause) is the most used nursing diagnosis of all. I also love making Case Presentations especially if my patient’s case is rare. My group mates call me Ms. Pathophysiology. I’m always the one making the pathophysiology of the disease of our patient. I know, I’m not good in science but I love solving mysteries. And knowing the causes why that certain disease exists is like solving a mystery. Aside from those reasons, knowing that my patient is getting better because of my tender loving care gives me happiness no one can ever describe. I remember some of my patients are giving me thank you presents for taking care of them. But I have one incident that I can say the most memorable one while I have my hospital duty. There’s a patient having a heart attack. He needs CPR. He’s my classmate’s patient. Upon seeing the situation wherein the blue team is already there giving CPR, etc., I cry. I know I shouldn’t. But I can’t bear seeing him like that. It breaks my heart. I was crying the whole time and I just stayed at the rest room. My friends told me to just stay there because I was already shivering. Sadly, the patient didn’t make it. He’s dead after 1 hour and 20 minutes of trying to revive him. 😦 There’s also an incident wherein I’ve got shingles because of my patient. I was absent for one week because of that!

Community immersion/duty is one of most enjoyable moments of my students nurse’s life. We have to go to different house to conduct survey. I remember, I was once chased by a dog while conducting survey. Take note, there is only one house there and it takes us almost an hour before we arrive at that house. Good thing, the dog didn’t bite me. Thanks to my huge umbrella. We also make certain projects for a specific area. We’ll know their problems based on our survey. Some of our projects are the following: waste management, feeding program, dengue prevention, pneumonia and other lung diseases prevention and many more. It’s nice knowing you’re a part of a certain community’s health progression.

But my most unforgettable experience is when we have our duty in National Center for Mental Health. We spend 5 days there. We are assigned in the chronic female ward. The patients there are confined for more than 6 months. Most of them are already cured but they’ve decided to stay there because their family can’t accept them. Honestly, I don’t understand their family. Just because their mentally ill doesn’t mean they’ll hurt you. Remember, they’re already cured. What they need is love and acceptance. Sorry, I know the feeling of not being taken care of. Our group give our best to make those patient happy. We have different activities for them. And I am the one who cooked food for them. The patients, as well as my groupmates, like it! 🙂

It’s fun being a student nurse. There’s a lot of things you’ll experience. You’ll learn a lot from those experiences. I’ve graduated at the age of 19. Pretty young, right? Four years of hard work and I can say that I am proud being a nurse. As I’ve said, this job is not meant for me but still, I love being called a nurse. And I will always be proud of the nurses around the world.

I Want To Study Abroad!

5 Dec

I’ve been independently living this past few months. No work, etc. So I just travel a lot. Then suddenly, I realize that I want to work/study abroad. I love to travel plus I want to experience being a student again. I want to study as architecture or engineering or fashion design or culinary. I also want to know about the country’s culture, food, history, nature and arts. But in order for me to work or study, I need to have a sponsor plus money. I think I need to have at least half a million pesos (more or less 10,000 US dollars). And that’s my problem. Where can I get that big amount of money? Who can be my sponsor?

Maybe, it’s going to be just a dream. 😦 *sob* I really want to study abroad. Can someone help me? Just kidding. I just want to tell the world what I want.

Anyways, have a good day. 🙂

Graduation Day

17 Apr

After 16 years of studying, finally, I am now a degree holder. I’m a proud alumna of Far Eastern University – Institute of Nursing.

April 12, 2011, tuesday, 12:00 noon, PICC, Pasay City, Metro, Manila.

One chapter of my life has ended. And I thank my family especially my mom, my friends and God for being with me and supporting me all the way. Now I have to face the new chapter of my life. New friends, new challenges ahead. Though I am not yet ready, I know God will help ME face it all. 🙂

Now here are some of my snapshots on my graduation day. 🙂


With Nicole. One of closest friends in our class and in FEU. we became friends when I invited her and her group of friends to go partying. I’ll definitely miss her. She’ll be going to US this year and will stay there for good. 😦


Meet AJ. My childhood friend. We’ve been friends for almost 16 years. Way my back in preparatory, he’s our salutatorian. Then we’re classmates again for 6 years in grade school, and he’s our batch valedictorian. In highschool, he’s also a valedictorian but at that time we studied from different schools. Then at college, we’re schoolmates again. and guess what, he graduated CUM LAUDE!!! I am so proud of him!


With Imogen. We call each other Labs. She’s also the first one to call me TONYANG. After that, it’s been my official nickname in our class.


And I am with our class pride, JOHN!!! He’s the only CUM LAUDE in our class. I’ve known him for 4 years. Though he couldn’t remember the time we first met. Hahaha. :))


Tantanan!! With Jorel!!! 🙂 Our first picture together!!! At least we had our picture taken before I left Manila. 🙂 I’m glad I met him. He’s been a good friend to me. 🙂



My best guy friend, *Patrick. I love him like a brother and also I love him more than a friend. I will always remember the times we’ve spent together. Our happy and sad moments. The times we had stupid quarrels. It’s just so sad that I wasn’t able to tell him how much I love him ’cause he has a girlfriend. 😦 Actually that’s fine with me as long as he’s happy with his relationship. I know that although he has a girlfriend, I will always be special to him. 🙂 Our last week together will always be remembered. And before we part ways, we hugged each other tightly as if there’s no tomorrow. The warmest hug I’ve ever received. I know our friendship will last FOREVER! 🙂

CONGRATULATIONS FEU – IN Batch 2011. Good luck to our upcoming BOARD EXAM. I know we can all make it!!! BRING BACK THE GLORY TO FAR EASTER UNIVERSITY. 🙂

Counting Down The Days

28 Mar

Our last month together. This blog is a compilation of pictures of me and my BSN123 family. I’m gonna miss them.


with Christian and John. We’ve been classmates for 7 semesters. I love these two guys so much. ❤


Group 89 with our favorite Nursing Audit proctor, Sir Jasfer! He’s not photogenic but he’s actually a cutie. Almost every girl in our institute has a crush on him. Hahaha. 😀


BSN123 at Angel’s Hills Retreat House. We don’t like the speakers of the retreat but we all love the idea that WE’RE TOGETHER: this’s a first in our class history!


with my seatmate Frances. We’ve been seatmates since our friend, Itosino, dropped out. I love this girl so much. And we love Itosino too.


One last picture with Lucky. Hahaha. FYI, he WAS my crush way back 2010. Hahaha. 😀


We called it “EPIC NIGHT”. This is our class celebration for this coming graduation. YEHEY! It’s just so sad that most of my classmates were not able to come. 😦 But we really enjoyed this day/night! P.S. Do you like our shirt?


Before LUCKY there was JAESON. He’s Jaeson. He’s my first crush in our classroom.


Marie. Marie. Marie. She’s my best friend in our classroom. I miss her and I love her soooo much. *big hug*


the LAST but not the LEAST. My favorite group in BSN123. GROUP 89! I will surely miss them especially we have so much UBE moments this last few weeks. We always have our “HULING KAIN” *last meal) that’s why we’re all FAT now. We always eat as if there’s no tomorrow. Although some say that our group doesn’t exist because of my quiet groupmates, I don’t care! I still love them. For me, there is no such group as 89A or 89B, just 89!

Counting down the days ’til graduation makes me happy and sad. Happy to finally finished college. Sad because me and my classmates need to part ways. The feeling is bittersweet. 😦

Well, whatever happens to us, I believe we will be all successful.
Instead of saying GOOD BYE to them, I’m going to say SEE YOU SOON!

This is not the END, it is only the START of a NEW BEGINNING.!

CONGRATULATIONS GUYS!!!!!