There's a new ailment going around....It's called Graduate Nursitis. It's kind of like Senoritis only with less partying, but it carries a lot of similarities. I thought I would take this opportunity to educate. Symptoms include:
*Being easily distracted from studies for long periods of time
*Pounding headaches at the sight of a nursing textbook
*Doodling pictures (non medical ones) instead of making notecards
*Deciding the day before a test that it would be a great time to catch up on all the phone calls you need to make
*Intermixing studying with games of Mahjong (and others) at www.pogo.com
*Designating stuff like laundry and dish washing at a higher priority then studying
*Tachycardia/ anxiety about graduation followed by the later signs of
indifference and a general feeling of hopelessness and loss of control
Based on symptoms
Labs: Possible decreased Iron, Protein, and Albumin from forgetting to eat
*Hair may look "frazzled"
*Marked increase in "worry" lines on forehead
*Fingernails may look chewed down to the quicks
*Suborbital edema may be present
* Graduation and passing the NCLEX
*At least 2 week therapeutic vacation to a tropical island or other location of patient's choosing.
*More then 5 hours of sleep a night
* Sex (controversial)
Yes, I am a Graduate Nursitis sufferer, this past weekend my symptoms had exacerbated.
I made an 86 on my test today....not too bad but could've done better.
Is it May yet?
My Word Cloud. I gotta get the t-shirt.