Thursday, April 22, 2010

I might be cranky...


Because I do this:

I'm require to take:

ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
NRP (Neonatal Rescusitation)
CPR (Cardiopulmonary Rescusitation)
TNCC (Trauma Nurse Core Cirriculum)
PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
If I want to keep being this:


And doing this:

It's getting in the way of me doing this:

And it's taking space in this:

And apparently I only use 10% of it.

These certifications are due every year, two years or four years depending on which class. Somehow I've "managed" to have ALL of these classes due this year!
I know, I know.......call a Waaambulance!

44 comments:

Together We Save said...

Oh I think I would be a little cranky too!!

Cherie said...

First!!!!! Cause it's cool n stuff!!

Cherie said...

And I love ya!! :D

Cherie said...

No way my comment got bumped! But I still love ya !!

Cherie said...

That is a Holy Moly Crap Load of classes! It hurt my head just to read the names! But I sure know who I would want in the hospital if I should ever need these service!
Good Job Tauna and I hope you are getting lots of chocolate and some sleep!!
Here's a {{{{HUG}}}} for you today my friend:$

Have a Goodie!

Kristina P. said...

I have the same problem. All of my required trainings are due within the same 2 months. It sucks.

Victoria said...

That's a lot of classes for one year!!!

gigi said...

Once passed I think you need to come to GA. for some R&R!!!!!!!!
((HUGS)) and prayers!

Life is good! said...

well good luck in getting those done! we need you to be able to take care of us when we are sick, or stupid or both.

JBN said...

One of these days, I wanna be "TFTCOTB" (The first to comment on Tauna's blog). *sigh*

Okay -- so the nurses hafta do all this crazy certification -- do the doctors too?

Hey! What if we came up with a momma certification?? I could invent a bunch of bogus acronyms and charge a crapload of moola to get the certificates. aha -- I feel brilliant! You in? :)

Scrappy Girl said...

I always hated having to take those classes for our foster parenting certification. Dr. Hubby isn't fond of it either.

Just Another Girl's Blog said...

We want you to be able to keep up on your 'ask a nurse' skills!!!

M-Cat said...

Okay, I'm gonna sympathize for one minute and one minute only.......

Okay, minute's up!
Without skilled nurses like you, I would be dead. I love that you take the time, do the work and stay certified. My life depended on you and yours.

So, um, I guess that's all I gots to say.....thank you!

Now, feel free to carry on witchurbitchin

Julie Harward said...

Chocolate...it will help...and prayer...good luck with all that, you are a smart girl! Come say hi :D

tammy said...

Wow, that's a lot to remember. But I would for sure want to have you around, just in case.

Ann Marie said...

Having Nurses as sister in laws.. I feel for you Woman. I'll call the waaaaambulance for you.

~ After those tests.. do something happy for yourself like a vacation to Utah or something. :)

We can even go to Ikea! lol!

This too shall pass. :) XO

PS: I met Wendy today! Woot!

Mumsy said...

That is a lot of classes, wishing you the best. Hugs

Brenda said...

WOW, sounds like a brain overload!
Good luck and best wishes to you! What a great friend to have around! What lucky neighbors!
Enjoy some chocolate!

Lisa said...

I guess that's why they pay you the big bucks. Sorry it's due all at once. Did I ever tell you that my oldest daughter is in nursing school? She loves it.

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Quick, what do you need? Chocolate? Cookies? I'll send 'em to ya!
You can even babysit if you really want to! ;D

Connie said...

Too bad you have to do all that but those of us who need your care appreciate your diligence!

That's why you get paid the big bucks! wink, wink

Nana said...

I think you use more than 10% with all that crap I just read. Anyway it's good to have people like you around in case we end up in the E.R.

Just Breathe said...

Sorry, that does not sound like fun to me...........

Controlling My Chaos said...

Waaaaambulance . . . so cute. That stinks having everything come up at once. I hope you make it.

Small House said...

OH MY WORD!!!! Gives me a headache just thinking about it!! GOOD LUCK! Keep a piece of chocolate in your pocket. It will get you through anything!

wendy said...

YIKES....that's alot of classes.
Obviously I could never be a nurse....don't do well with Math and Sciences....
let alone all the blood and puke and puss stuff going on.

I have majored in 3 MRS. classes and I am DONE now I believe. (tee,hee)

Brenda said...

Tuff stuff on your agenda dear! You have every right to be CRANKY.

LKP said...

you over-achiever, you!
;)

Sherrie said...

I think I would be pulling my hair out and I know I would be cranky too. Good luck in getting all those done. BTW..I loved all the cute pictures you used for this post. You are such a fun lady!

Mary Z said...

I was there Wednesday. You learned some good things. It was fun to see some of you oldies but goldies.

Kim said...

I sooo know what you mean girlfriend! All of mine are due this year too, except for the TNCC (because I'm not quite as COOL as you are, YET) plus with my PALS I have to do the full course. So not looking forward to it.

Good Luck!

LOVE YOU

legendswife said...

Ahhh I remember those days. Now why do I feel cranky all of a sudden?lol

:)God Bless
http://thewaywehomeschool.blogspot.com

Jeppesens said...

That is hilarious!! You crack me up. I hope you are back to feeling better.

April said...

WOW! Just having to do my CPR/AED re-certification, I thought I was going to have an aneurism. Good luck!

linda said...

All in the same year! You sure didn't time that right did you!?!

I only have to take 2 of those courses and that's bad enough. I couldn't imagine otherwise!

Camille said...

I don't know how you do it all - and still have a sense of humor! :) Hang in there. Cupcakes are usually my Rx during times like these. :)

The Crash Test Dummy said...

ha ha ha ha ha

I lub the call a Waaambulance! hee hee hee

That is a whole lot of certification, girlfriend! DANG! I know who I want to be around if I ever almost die.

Yvonne said...

I don't think my brain could handle all those classes, but I sure appreciate the fact that you stay on top of all that stuff.

Good luck.

Lisa Loo said...

Forget "might be" and embrace "will be"! Like everyone said--so glad you do all this mental gymnastics but wish it wasn't all at once...

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

UMMMMM wow... another reason why I stay away with anything that makes me continue to learn... hehehehe

Mikki said...

ay yi yi!!! Good luck with all those certifications! We'll be here when you're all done!

Queenie Jeannie said...

You're so awesome for being a nurse though!!!! YOU SAVE LIVES!!!

Nezzy said...

Yep, they used to run us through the certifications at school too. Ya just never know, I did have to use the Heimlich on a fishing trip on a fellow teacher....hot dog! I can only imagine the lives you bless.

Have a terrific Tuesday filled with blessings!!!

Laura said...

Oh NO! You poor thing. I really, truly, really truly and really feel sorry for you. But nurses rock and I'm glad there's people like you in the world to take care of others. You rock. You can do it!