Saturday, November 12, 2005

A Paper and a Picture

I am writing the most inane paper.

My "Nursing as a Profession" course is exactly what it sounds: a class that studies why the career is a profession rather than simply a job. We read long chapters about the history and legalities of nursing, and compose over-researched essays on pretentious topics. Right now I have to write a two page, APA-perfect paper about a professional organization. I've chosen to do mine on the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA) because I'm already a member. Usually when writing people complain about having to spread a little information out over several pages, right? Oh no; this one is a burden because I don't know how I'll ever fit all the criteria into so little space. I loathe this assignment far more than my "Definition of Nursing" paper from a few weeks ago. Despite having many resources, I feel like I haven't made any progress all day.

Hence this blog entry. I love to take a break.

I find my mind drifting to other things NSNA related. For example: I've finally finished my shirt designs for the school's SNA chapter. I think these designs are much more interesting than the huge school seal they've had on their backs for the last couple years. Apparently our SNA has gotten itself in trouble in the past for having questionable phrases on previous shirts. Things like "Not Tonight, I Have Clinicals". I think its hilarious personally, and not nearly so bad as some of the things we've seen at the national conventions (One group had shirts saying "Palpate THIS". If only someone walked by our Dean in one of those, hoooo boy.)

I think they turned out quite well, don't you? Sorry about the watermarks.

After I'm done with the paper, I have to study for a test on Monday. It's in Health Assessment, one of my B classes. Being the grade-obsessor I am, I'm certain I'll end up barricading myself in the room with my books until midnight. (Emerging perhaps only for Starbucks?) I can't wait until Monday as over, since after that I'll have nothing major left to do before Thanksgiving break. There IS a Thursday test in Foundations, but that class is always a breeze. Then, I can't wait to climb in the car and head up to Memphis for family, food, and fun. Thanksgiving is wonderful.

I love to take a break.


Fun shirt design. You are getting really good at such :-)

By Blogger TrueToddlerTales, at Monday, November 14, 2005 at 10:46:00 AM PST  

Your designs are great. I personally like the second one best. I guess i am just a sucker for snakes and wings. :-P Anyway, good luck with your papers and enjoy your break, I know I will.


By Blogger Dustin, at Monday, November 14, 2005 at 11:51:00 AM PST  

I ran across your website. I am a BSRN student at Southeastern Oklahoma University. I was looking for designs for our t-shirt fundraiser and wanted to tell you how great your designs are. If I were an artist my mission would be much simpler. I am looking for something different, but clean. Know of any websites? Cari

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at 7:26:00 PM PST  

Actually, it was the extreme LACK of sites that made me draw these for the shirts; nurses can't seem to design anything fashionable besides scrubs.So no, I can't really recommend anything. Sorry!
If I were you, I'd post flyers in your art college offering $20 for the best design (contest style!) I mean, I know I'd draw a picture for you for $20. Hungry art majors can only be that much more desperate. ^_~

By Blogger esunasoul, at Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at 9:30:00 PM PST  

your designs are nice, but I need your help. I read your blog and you mentioned you read alot of articles on nursing legalities and I would like to know where you got your info. I'm a student as well and I had to leave school 1 hr. early and my punishment is to write a parer on nurse legalities. I've used several search engines and I can't find any "legal" documentation on the subject. Please help my 1pg. paper is due tommorow.

By Blogger Kia, at Thursday, November 1, 2007 at 5:27:00 PM PDT  

Wow, You should be done with school by now.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 11:09:00 AM PDT  

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