THE HARDEST BLOCK OF THE PROGRAM pt. 1 // LETIFFANYSHOW

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Welcome back to my blog!

On Tuesday (July 31st), I took the first assessment of Adult Health 2 and it was stressful! Adult health 2 or block 10 has a reputation of being the hardest class in the program. To be honest, I was kinda like meh when people told me that because they also said block 4 (pharmacology) was hard but we got through that and block 5 (adult health 1) which was also difficult but we got through that. Nursing school is hard, okay? but we’re going to get through it just fine.

This first half had so much information that my mind was blown. At one point, I felt like I had all this information but I didn’t know what to do with it. I think the most difficult thing about adult health 2 was how much material there was to learn in two weeks. There were so many disease processes, signs and symptoms, and nursing interventions to remember. But early on, I noticed in adult health 1 that if I understood the pathophysiology of the disease process, then I would be able to understand why the signs and symptoms were happening. That made it so much easier to remember the signs and symptoms.

I had trouble understanding the diseases and procedures because I couldn’t picture it. I’m a visual learner so just by reading the book or listening to the professors made no sense. To help me get past that, I found diagrams of the organ we were learning about and printed them out. And then when I was learning about certain diseases, I used the diagrams to follow along and pinpoint what part of the organ was being affected.

To visualize procedures, I searched it up on youtube. There is a gazillion different videos of procedures on YouTube and it’s amazing. I watched one about a patient with chronic atrial fibrillation getting elective synchronized cardioversion. They did such a great job explaining the purpose of everything and that helped me remember the interventions for patients with chronic atrial fibrillation.

For this block, the professors did frequent webinars to reinforce our learning and answer any questions we had. I really liked that because it helped me focus on the more important things rather than wandering off into information I didn’t need to focus on. One thing that’s difficult about nursing school is what to focus on. I’m always torn on “I should focus on this because I need to pass the exam so I can graduate” and “But shouldn’t I know this for the NCLEX and to be a good nurse?”. But I only have so much time to know everything since this is an accelerated program so I tend to do the first one.

The actual exam wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. I mean it was difficult but it wasn’t SUPER HARD LIKE THE WORLD IS GOING TO END. The hardest thing about these exams is that you don’t know how in depth or detailed they’re going to ask you. So you have all this information crammed into your brain but what are you going to do with it? One mistake I made was glossing over musculoskeletal. I was lucky and picked the right answers for some of the questions but there’s always that anticipation of whether I got it right or not. Luckily the ones I did get wrong were nullified after EBR so I got super lucky with that!

But in the end, all was well. I passed with a 93.33% (with EBR) which is a miracle because I thought I was going to remediate. And I really really didn’t want to remediate. Remediating is NOT a bad thing but I didn’t want to go through all that stress again! NOO THANK YOU. So I’m really thankful that they nullified many questions and they happened to be the questions I needed.

Now I have two days before I have to go back into “grind” mode but it’s nice to have a day to breathe and relax. I’m going ziplining at the Fremont Experience in a few hours and I’m super nervous about that. I’m scared of heights so I dont know why I agreed to do this LOL but it sounded like a good idea last night when I was 70% asleep. Oh well, you only live once……………help. (edit: it was actually a lot of fun!! 10/10 would recommend!)

Anyways, that’s pretty much it for this blog post. It’s been a  stressful two weeks but I always have to remind myself of the bigger picture and if I want to be the best nurse I can be, then this is all worth it. 🙂

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Signing off from this blog post… I hope you have a beautiful day and don’t forget to shine bright, you’re beautiful. Thanks for reading!

 

Peace out.✌

❤ , TIFF

Real Nurse (R.N.) in the making.

 

psst… check out my last post here!

psst… I’m still tired.

 


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I created a food blog! YUM, <3

Screen Shot 2016-08-22 at 11.49.53 PMHi friends!

I’ve been slackin, I know but new content is coming soon! However, I recently started a food blog because I love to eat and I love to talk about it. Follow my blog to discover new places to munch at and new easy recipes to make at home!

https://inmybellyblog.wordpress.com/

Happy eating! 🙂 ❤

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<3, Tiff


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The most yummy crispy baked french fries!

I love french fries. I crave them all day errday and I can’t go to a fast food chain and not get french fries. I’m such a fatty haha! But french fries can get pricey and super unhealthy considering all the chemicals they add. Lets not forget the oil they fry it in, YUCK. So, here is a french fry recipe that I found on the inter webs with my own little twist. These are BAKED, not fried but they’re still just as tasty!

What you will need:

  • Russet potatoes (1 was plenty for me but # of potatoes depends on how much you want to make)
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil or canola oil (I used Olive)
  • Garlic Salt
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Baking sheet
  • Oven

Instructions:

  1. Preheat le oven to 450 degrees!
  2. Cut up the potatoes into “matchsticks” by halving, halving again and then wedging it. Finally, cut it into strips. (I struggled with this part but I just tried to make it look like a fry from McDonald’s lol)
  3. Line two baking sheet with foil then place the potato strips onto the baking sheet.
  4. Generously drizzle the potatoes with olive oil and toss! Add a little bit of salt.
  5. Arrange the potato strips with a single layer on the baking sheet and make sure none of them touch. (this will help them cook evenly and get all crispy and yummy!)
  6. Bake the fries for about 30 minutes or until they’re golden brown.
  7. Take em out of the oven, careful! They’re hot!
  8. Shake some garlic salt and pepper on them to your liking and ENJOY <

These fries remind me of the fries from Wingstop lol but without the sweetness from the sugar. Try them out if you’d like and let me know what you think of this recipe!

Potatoez fo lyfe ❤

Have a beautiful day and I will talk to you soon!

 

DIY Overnight Oats

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Happy Monday, friends!

School has started and all I want to do is sleep. But sadly, I can’t do that. What I can do though is EAT. 😀 For all you busy college students, here is a very very veryyyy easy recipe for you! May I present to you… OVERNIGHT OATS!

What you will need:

  • Oats (however much you think you’ll eat the next day)
  • 2 tsp of Chia seeds (for extra protein)
  • Your choice of milk (I put almond milk)
  • A mason jar with a lid
  • 2 tsp of some kind of sweetener (I added maple syrup)

Instructions:

Throw everything into the jar and add your choice of milk. Make sure the milk covers the oats pretty well. Cover and shake! Leave it in the refrigerator over night and BAM. The next morning, you have a delicious and fast breakfast.

The great thing is you can take this to class…to work…. You’d be that cool kid eating out of a mason jar during lecture. 😉

I encourage you to try this recipe out and let me know. If you have any suggestions, leave a comment below. Have a beautiful week, friends.

❤ , Tiff


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Get to know me tag :)

Hi friends 🙂

Today I thought I would do the 25 questions tag! Lets dig right in!

  1. What is your middle name? Fei Wen. lol It’s my chinese name. I forgot what it meant tho… #fail
  2. What was your favorite subject at school? i really enjoyed learning about biology. I am a human biology major in college and it’s hard but I made it this far…
  3. What is your favorite drink? My favorite drink is the green tea latte or the peach green tea lemonade from starbae <3.
  4. What is your favorite song at the moment? I’ve been listening to Ryan Adams’ cover of Out of the Woods by Taylor Swift. Listen here. It’s so good! ❤
  5. What is your favorite food? My favorite food or thing to eat are potatoes. I don’t know why but I’m obsessed with potatoes!
  6. What is the last thing you bought? I recently got into planning so I have been buying a butt load of washi tapes and scrapbook paper to decorate my planner with. 😀
  7. What is your favorite book of all time? Ugh. I hate myself for this but ever since I got to college, I haven’t been reading for fun. Most of the things I’ve read are assignments.
  8. What is your favorite color? Teal, Mint blue, pastels, grey!, black…
  9. Do you have any pets? Sadly no… but maybe one day! 🙂 I really want a corgi..
  10. What is your favorite perfume? Morocco Orchid & Pink Amber from Bath and Body Works. It’s not available anymore :[
  11. What is your favorite holiday? Is my birthday a holiday? lol just kidding… I would have to say….thanksgiving because I get to get my grub on and hang out with friends and family.
  12. Are you married? lol no.
  13. Have you ever been out of the country, if so how many times? Yes and er… 6-ish times? I’ve been to Taiwan, China, Japan, Mexico and Canada.
  14. Do you speak any other languages? Yes! I speak fluent Taiwanese, okay Mandarin (unless i’m under pressure) and spanglish!
  15. How many siblings do you have? One. I have an older brother who is 6 years older than me.
  16. What is your favorite store? Probably Gap or forever 21
  17. What is your favorite restaurant? Anywhere with amazing carne asada tacos and carne asada fries!!!
  18. Did you like high school? Sorta? I feel like high school was really really long. My favorite part of high school was my friends and my sport. I ran crosscountry and I love my team!
  19. What is your favorite youtube channel? I love Weylie’s beauty channel, ilikeweylie. I also love her and Wah’s vlog channel, wahlieTV. They are basically #goals. I hope I get to meet them one day. I’d probably fangirl a little too hard. haha
  20. What is your favorite Movie? My favorite movie… lol Frozen. LET IT GOOOOO LET IT GOOOO CAN’T HOLD IT BACK ANYMOARRRRR. 😀
  21. What are some of your favorite TV shows? I’ve been really loving the superhero-ish TV shows on Netflix like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, the Flash and Arrow. I also recently binge watched all four seasons of Prison Break.
  22. PC or MAC? MAC all the way ❤
  23. What phone do you have? I have the iPhone 6 in goldddd
  24. How tall are you? I‘m 5’3 and a half. But I like to round up to 5’4″ 😉
  25. Can you cook? yasssss ❤ Well, I haven’t exploded anything yet 🙂 I will probably upload some recipes soon, so look out for that!

Welp, that was exciting… 🙂 Hope you enjoyed getting to know me!

Hope you have an amazing day and I will talk to you soon!

❤ , Tiff


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Whats in my travel makeup bag?

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Hello friends 🙂

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. I got really busy with school work and kept putting it off but here i am! …a year-ish later…

I am on winter break at the moment and most of my makeup is back at school. So today, I thought I would show you what is in my travel make up bag.

Lets dig right in! *Wheeeeee*

Starting with mah face, I have my moisturizer, primer, foundation, under eye concealer, powder, bronzer and blush. The moisturizer I use is the Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF 15. I love this moisturizer because it has that SPF I need to protect me from le sun. Next, my primer, foundation (in the shade Medium Beige) and under eye concealer (in Neutralizer) are from Maybelline. The bronzer and powder are both from Rimmel London and they work really well for my skin. The powder gives me a matte finish and the bronzer gives me that subtle glow I like. Finally, my blush/highlighter is from Physicians Formula. I don’t always use this but when I want that extra sparkle, I slap it on using my powder brush and BAM. Sparklezzzz 😀

I am very simple when it comes to eyes. All I really use is mascara, brow gel and sometimes eyeliner. (It’s because I tend to rub my eyes and end up with Panda eyes…ewwww…) My two favorite mascaras at the moment are the L’oreal Voluminous Butterfly mascara (in blackest black) and the Lash Stiletto from Maybelline (in VERY black). My go to liquid eyeliner is from MAC and was a gift from my best friend. ❤ It’s called the Rapidblack Penultimate Eye Liner…what a fancy name! This eyeliner is alright… it kind of dried out quickly and the line isn’t as dark anymore. Finally, the eyebrow gel is the Brow drama Sculpting Brow Mascara in deep brown. It’s the only thing I need to keep my eyebrows in place and on fleek. Well, I like to think my brows are on fleek. Lolz they’re probably not. Okay moving on.

Finally, these are the tools I bring with me. My favorite thing to use to slap my foundation on is that orange sponge you see over there. It’s the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion SpongeGirl, let me tell you.. This sponge is …a MIRACLE! Put away that foundation brush and try this orange sponge because it gives you a nice dewey look and trust. me. you will never look back! Did I mention it’s very affordable @ $6.99!? Ulta always has sales and right now they are buy 1 get 1 FREEEEEE! Ok moving on to my face brushes. From left to right, Eco Tools Bamboo Powder Brush, Real Techniques Powder brush and Eco Tools Bamboo Bronzer BrushThese brushes get the job done. The brushes are really really soft (especially the Real Technique brushes) and I highly recommend them and you are in the market for affordable makeup brushes. Again, these brushes are  buy 1 get 1 FREEEEEE at Ulta! 🙂

And that is what’s in my travel make up bag. Let me know what your travel essentials are!!  If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment!

Hope you have a beautiful and wonderful week!

❤ , Tiff


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