The Intersection of Science and Spirituality

I know I’ve been a bit of a slacker lately when it comes to posting. Sorry! I promise I haven’t been a slacker in the rest of my life. Things have been a bit nuts with finishing out nursing school (t-minus 10 days until graduation)! I thought things would calm down as school finished, but there still have been plenty of group projects, diagnostic tests, and paperwork to prepare to graduate and take board exams.

Yesterday was my last clinical rotation, which is really hard to believe. It was my public health rotation, and I worked with an awesome organization called Nurse Family Partnership. It was really cool to do home nursing and see how nursing works within the community.

Another thing that has been keeping me busy was the Oncology Nursing Club at UCLA. I blogged about it before, but this was the club my friend from school and I started because there was no oncology interest group for students at UCLA’s nursing school. We had our final event of the year last week and it was truly inspirational. It was a panel discussion called “What is Oncology Nursing?” We had 4 oncology nurses and 2 students who did oncology preceptorships talk about their experiences. My favorite quote from the night was a nurse who said, “Oncology nursing is the intersection of science and spirituality.” Hearing about oncology nursing and stories about the patients who touched these nurses’ lives was incredible. It felt great to have such a successful event and to hear students say they had an a-ha moment about oncology from attending was awesome.

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