Jennifer's Personal Notes

Alternative Breaks

My nursing school is hosting information about alternative breaks for student nurses thIs week. These are awesome opportunities for students with international aspirations to get their feet wet. The school organizes the trip, and the students often travel for a reduced rate

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HIV

I was reminded of a great resource for the US today when one of the collaborators gave a lecture in my HIV in Public Health class – have I mentioned how much I love studying at Emory? The resource is AIDSVu, an

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HIV and Pregnancy

My clinical time this semester has been at an HIV clinic.  I finished my last “official” day at the HIV clinic today.  I still have two optional days I plan to go, and I cannot believe how much I learned through this

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Assessment Skills

A midwife is ONLY as good as her ability to assess what is really going on with the mother.  I am having fun today working on improving my assessment skills – both hands on and in multiple choice format (remember, I have

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Semester Winding Down

I almost feel like I should apologize to you, dear readers.  I have been somewhat absent for the last few months.  I confess to a terrible thing  – I took 22 credits this semester.  It wasn’t even because I had some need to take

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End of the Semester

Today I have my first day of rest in months. I have no homework, no papers, no tests, nothing to do.  But not really. I still have two days at the hospital this week, and I need to prepare. I need to

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Semester Nearly Ended

I wish I could tell you that I was excited about the semester being nearly over, but honestly I’m not.  I have one last paper to write (an issue brief on suggested policy change for midwifery) and two exams, so the workload

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The World Didn’t End?!

Just a reminder to myself that I stepped away from my internet “duties” and the world kept right on spinning.  Good thing to keep in mind when the birth world gets a little hectic.

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Unplugging

So last night I couldn’t sleep.  I have a few busy weeks coming up and my mind would not let go of all the work I need to do.  I hate nights like that, when I am so tired but my body

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Memorizing Medications

Sometimes I think I must be really smart.  I understand so much, I have learned so much. Then, I have to prescribe a medication and I realize I’m not quite as brilliant as I would like to be. I wish I knew