First Impressions of Spring 2012

So I’ve experienced my first three weeks as an upper junior at Nyack College. From a personal standpoint, college is definitely easier: I’ve improved on budgeting my time, I participate in more student life activities, and my agenda in the classroom is to extract as much knowledge from the professor as possible. Networking is great too; I know quite a few people in my school either involved in or with experience in the field I seek to enter after graduation. At Nyack College NYC, there’s plenty going on. Seniors are preparing for graduation while juniors and below are preparing to … Continue reading

Pet Behavior

Does anyone have any pets that legitimately act like humans – that it’s scary?? This past weekend, my fiance and I went over a friend’s house to watch the show we obsess over (Once Upon A Time!!.. great show btw ;). We had the lovely opportunity to meet Sasha the golden retriever. Sasha is an older dog, very calm and mellow, but at the same time affectionate and social. Around 10 o’clock pm, Sasha went over to my friend and waited patiently. My friend got up and left the room with Sasha following her. When she came back, she explained that … Continue reading

Labor & Delivery Unit

This week my partner and I were on the Labor & Delivery Unit. When the day started, little did we know what kind of day we were going to have! We were super excited of the possibility to see a live birth. However, once we got there, we found out that a mother on the unit had lost her baby. We were stunned with sadness. A floor that usually celebrates life was experiencing death. Despite the circumstance, this turned into a good experience. We got to see the hospital’s policy for when a mother loses her baby – and I … Continue reading

Spring 2012 Semester

SO the Spring 2012 Semester has started! It just started and it already feels like I have been in it for months! The work load is A LOT, but I am managing! or at least trying! We already had 2 Clinical Rotations at Good Samaritan Hospital—- in the MATERNITY Department! The first day we got to see an assessment done on a little new born baby boy 🙂 It was amazing! I wish I was able to show you a picture of this boy’s hair! It was so unique looking! It was long and a golden/glowing like brown. We also … Continue reading

Club Expo

 [iframe_youtube video=”RL2-owVEdqQ”] Don’t just ask what Nyack College can do for you, ask what you can do at Nyack College. That’s the idea behind the Club Expo, an event hosted at the college campuses every semester toward the beginning of the year. Students are invited to take a look at the various clubs and consider becoming members. Sometimes the club is directly related to the student’s major, like the Business or Social Work club, but the clubs are not limited to Business or Social Work majors. Beyond degree-oriented clubs exist hobby groups like the Chess Club, and cause groups like … Continue reading

Credit Cards: Approach with Caution

A few days ago I received mail in a glossy envelope, the type specifically made to prevent outsiders from knowing its contents. As usual with suspicious packaging, I held my breath as I opened the envelope to prevent the possibility of anthrax poisoning. Inside, I discovered something just as potentially lethal: An invitation to apply for a credit card. The main cause for America’s recession period and excessive debt is simply that the country borrows what it never was able to pay. The government has borrowed approximately $114 trillion at the moment, while the average American debt is about 7.9 … Continue reading

How to Have a Good Day

Yes, I know that Nyack College New York City is on break until the 18th. Do I continue to learn throughout the year? Most definitely! One of the most important areas to develop regularly is your spirit. Recently, I learned how we can set ourselves up to have a truly happy New Year. Isn’t it our aim when our feet hit the floor each morning to have a good day? Dr. Gary Chapman pointed out in one of his books that many of us choose to get out of bed early because we anticipate that something is worth getting out … Continue reading

Thoughts this Christmas

I’m sure you’ve already had your full of discourse about Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Hanukkah already, but here’s one more opportunity to contemplate the reason for the season! Professor Bud DiFluri from Rockland campus sent a thought provoking message to students and gave me permission to reproduce it for this blog. Full house at the Radio City Music Hall on December 23rd. As in so many hours each day of the year, time in my “world’s messiest office” seems to take precedence over “real” life. Nearby are two houses, one fully decked with  Christmas lights, one with none, and the local … Continue reading

Back in Chicago

Back in Chicago again! This city is becoming a second hometown. So just like the previous semester, I took a trip straight to Chicago the day after my last final. This time I drove back with my sister & my brother-in-law, as well as a friend they invited to their trip to NY. The plan was to spend about four days in Illinois doing life with them. So far, so great. I’ve been meaning to get back into music making and drawing, so on Saturday, I spent nearly the entire day learning these crafts via the Internet. As a result, … Continue reading

End of the Semester

It’s that time of year- not only for the Holidays but for >FINALS< and the >END OF THE SEMESTER< Before the semester started, my fiance, JP, and I took this picture the day I moved into Nyack and the day he left for Seminary! Looking at it now really amazes me… I cannot believe how fast the semester went by! While I was going on my third year- JP was starting his first year as a Graduate student! Now as I write this, JP is driving home from Massachusetts & I’m studying for one more final that’s tomorrow!! He is … Continue reading

Pharmacology

Take a look. Laid out like that, they look kind of pretty- right? Well I’ll tell you this much: they are NOT fun to learn! One of my goals this winter break is to brush up on my pharmacology knowledge. There is so much to know! I don’t know how Pharmacists do it! A nurse definitely doesn’t have to know as much as they do! I am glad to be going into nursing, because in reality – we do have the Pharmacist to call when we have a question. But it is best to know on your own the types … Continue reading

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