Friday, July 31, 2009

Days 1, 2, 3 @ Loma Linda

So my days at Loma Linda are AWESOME!!! I haven't taken care of any patients yet but I have had so much opportunity for experience it isn't funny! I have been able to just float around the unit and help other nurses with their patients. It has allowed me to see how the unit runs AND it allows me to meet and greet the other nurses on the unit. That is the fun part. The day shift on this unit (Trauma/Surgical/Neurosurgical) is much is going on from doctors rounding to doctors rounding with their little fledgling doctors gleaning all they can from their superiors, to other doctors making their rounds. It's nuts :-/

Next week I am doing all of my General Orientation like how Loma Linda works, Nursing orientation, and computer charting. Then after that I will be doing my preceptorship with an old friend of mine and former College Pastor's Wife D'Ann Park!!! that is going to be fun!!

I will tell you more crazy stories as they come in...
oh and Holly and Audrey are doing great...and baby number two is doing just fine as well...

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Loma Linda Here I Come!!!



wow...I'm still pumped, and I got the call yesterday!! God is so good. Just when I think that I can't thank God enough for how He has guided me to this very moment, I keep thanking God for how He has guided me to this very moment. 4 years of being obedient and hoping that I have been hearing God's voice in all of this has been rewarded.

It isn't the job that makes it all worth it, it is just being rewarded for obedience that makes it all worth it. There are so many things in life that God calls us to be obedient towards, and listen, and do, and we might not ever see the results of being obedient. But this isn't one of those instances!!

I start in the second week in July and I have training that I have to pass. If I pass then after 90 days they promote me to a Nurse B/C II (whatever that means). I still need to pass my boards, which I know is kind of backwards; job first, boards second...but whatever I've got a job. Especially in this economy and the way hospitals have put hiring freezes nationwide...

so there you have it. Thanks for praying!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Some Grad Pictures

Here are a few grad pictures to hold you over till more come your way!!!
Theses were taken by a Press Enterprise photographer...

Job Interview

So this last monday I had a job interview at Loma Linda and to be honest it went great!!! I never had an interview besides working at The Grove where I could fully disclose my faith. It was great interview process where I interviewed with 3 different people back to back to back for about 2 hours. It was a long process but an interesting and fun process...

The nurse manager for the unit of 8100 and 8200 (Neuro-surgical/Trauma and Step Down) said that I had the personality for 8100 and that is a good thing being that it is probably the hardest unit to be on next to the ER at Loma Linda...just up my ally!!!

I will find out if I made the cut next week. In the mean time I have been spreading out my applications from San Diego to Portland, Or. I just want a job to compliment all of this crap I have in my head now that I can't seem to get rid of ;-) Now that I have time to blog you will get updates on this prospective job!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Ummm...Hello...Anyone There???

I now have time to blog again!! My first update...I am a graduate of California Baptist University's School of Nursing!!
Let that soak in for those who really know the struggle I have been through. God is SOOOoooo good!

Monday, December 15, 2008

E = MC2

Time is sooo relative. For me...right is moving at the speed of ridiculousness. Audrey is getting so big and old and talking up a storm. She can give High 5's and point at objects and she can tell us she is tired and wants to take a nap. My second to last semester in school is rapidly coming to an end (thank God). I will have only one more semester and then I will be a real murse (man + nurse).

I feel like I use my time wisely but sometimes I just can't remember how wise I was. I'm sure time will slow down, in fact I know time will slow down eventually; it always does. Until then, my puerto rican self will just enjoy the ride. Bad or good, it only helps to enjoy and worship the One who gave the ride to me...

Monday, November 17, 2008

Econ 101

So get a blog feed from Brian McCLearn and he got an email from a friend of his explaining different global economies work...very funny and educational at the same time...take a gander!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I'm Still Alive...

Yes it's true...

I have been:
Studying, Studying, Studying...Nursing School has kicked into full gear and I am barely keeping my head above water. Critical Care, most likely what I am going to go into, has been a great challenge to me in that I have basically had to teach myself out of the book because our teaching has been atrocious.

I have been learning a ton in my reading the scriptures and different books. I am still reading books by NT Wright, Brad Young, Rob Bell, Francis Chan to name a few. The next book I am going to read is a book by Phyllis Tickler about church history. I have read an excerpt and it is AMAZING...just to let you know...our church history SUCKS!!!

I have been praying and dealing with what God might be calling me to in the next season of my life. it is safe to say that it is not leading people through music. That season of my life lasted for 8 years of my life and it was fantastic but it is not me any longer. I mean I can lead people every once in a while but not as the main guy, all the time. I feel like God has given me a desire and passion to teach. I have been eating up theological books and historical content driven books that pertain to the 1st century. It's not like me...

Now I know what you're thinking, " are training to be a nurse!" I will tell you, "You are right...I am." But ever since I started this journey of prerequisites for nursing years ago, I have also felt that nursing can be my "tent making" much like Paul. I think that pastors or "laymen" should have a skill that is tangible to the world that allows you an in so to speak. I have worked for a church for 8 years, loved it, but it is a bubble. I have seen more humanity and people in need (not just physically, 70% of people have Anxiety disorder diagnosed or not) through my school than I have seen while working for a church. Not to say that those things are not at church, because they are. However, I need to be clear in what I am saying; What I am saying is that there is more hurt outside than inside the church; there are just more people outside than inside the church period.

Well those are just some of my thoughts about the next season of life I will be entering into. I know that it is coming because I can't get my thoughts off of it...May 2, 2009 is graduation day and a lot of change will be coming my way whether I am ready or not

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Voting Priorities

I'm really trying not to add too many "2 cents" into the political blogesphere but I thought this was a great article from Jim Wallis. If you have time read it. Is it me or has this election been so amped with how to vote by the christian community? If you have some more time on your hands (like 45mins) then listen to Rob Bell's new sermon from Mars Hill Bible Church on iTunes. It is a great sermon on tribes...I know it sounds weird but very thought provoking.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

What Does This Mean??

Sorry I've been gone for a while...I have been studying so much crap that my brain no longer hurts but cannot feel much of anything. However, I have been keeping up with all of you on your particular blogs and they are all great stuff. Keep it up.

anyways, I love Google News. I have it on my iGoogle page to give me the latest and greatest in news. Well this article caught my eye and I don't normally do this, but I think you should read this article...I have no idea what it could mean but at least someone is admitting something. It's about the financial crisis and Allen Greenspan.

Click here for the article "Greenspan Concedes He `Found a Flaw' in His Free-Market Ideology"