Saturday, December 15, 2007


Yesturday I heard some very bad news. A mentor and friend passed away. He was the one who was always supportive, who cared a lot, and who always put others first before himself.

He was not only a mentor, but a father of 3, a husband, a physician, a manager, and a friend.

He will be greatly missed.

Friday, December 14, 2007


I have another announcement.... I PASSED MY THESIS DEFENSE!!! I am now, except for a few revisions, done my Master's degree!

I have told everyone who knows me that the have to call me Master Elaine for the rest of the day. HAHA it did not go over so well, but anyway, I"M FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

Monday, December 10, 2007


My Master's defence has been scheduled for Thursday at 2:30. I'm excited, a bit nervous, but overall, feeling pretty good. I need to prepare more.. re-read some articles, etc, but i have NO MOTIVATION!

I have had a taste of freedom, with no schoolwork, no assignment, no STUDYING, and I love it.

It's hard to get motivated when you know that pretty much unless I totally blow it, I will pass the defence.

Monday, December 3, 2007


So, FINALLY, I have official confirmation of my final placement in nursing school, where I work 450 hours in a nursing experience. I applied back in July, and I finally heard today that I AM GOING TO THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT!

I'll be working with a preceptor (mentor) there, in a small community hospital. I'll be commuting 40 minutes, and even though there are bigger, tertiary care hospitals nearby that I am not placed at, I'm not that disappointed. The Emergency/Critical care areas are very competitive, I'm surprised I got a spot.

Anyway, I also went to a conference this past weekend to present my master's work . I'll tell you a story about that later!