nursing priority

time flash

10 years ago I was a nursing student, dressed in accident- provoking all white scrubs; anxiously prepping for final semester, and to take NCLEX, all the while wondering if there was a job out there somewhere for me….and today I’m standing in a white lab coat as an instructor for nurses. Life’s weird sometimes; the most life defining moments you think you won’t get past, and you survive it, the moments you think you haven’t accomplished anything, and you likely have, the moments when you think you won’t amount to anything, when you doubt your capabilities, when you feel road blocks to your goals… you’ve probably walked more miles,  seen more, reassessed priorities, learned more than you think, and in the end, it’s perhaps the steps that defined you, as much as the final appraisal.


Pairing: Lafayette x Reader

Requested?: Indeed it was! (I loved this idea so much, shout out to this anon)

Prompt: “if you haven’t done this, could you do a fic with Lafayette where the reader gets sick and Laf is all panicky but ends up being really cute and takes care of her?”

Words: 964

Warnings: None? (I don’t even think I cursed in this, which is rare)

AU: Modern 

(A/N: Dedicated to @daveeddiggsit, @tempfixeliza and @diggs4life  becauseeeee Daveed, duh. Enjoy!)

Originally posted by diggstrash

It was supposed to just be a small cold. A few days ago, the cough was every once in awhile and water soothed your slightly aching throat. Now your cold has graduated into a full-blown fever with a sore throat and runny nose to go with it. Tissue boxes didn’t last more than a few hours and you had consumed so much tea you were sweating peppermint. Moving from bed wasn’t something you wanted nor had to do, thanks to your best friend, Lafayette. The Frenchman had made it his number one priority to nurse you to health, this includes waking you up at 6-hour intervals to take more fever/pain reducers along with a full bottle of water. Even though you snapped at him as best as you could in the condition you were in, he didn’t let it discourage him from taking care of you.

“Y/N! Mon amie! I have arrived with more stuff to help!” Lafayette stumbled into the room, almost dropping the groceries in his hands. Your eyes widened at how stuffed the bags were, bulging from the objects that occupied them.

“Did you buy the whole store? Jesus, Laf.” You giggled lightly but it ended up becoming a coughing fit and Lafayette was sitting next to you within seconds, patting your back lightly.

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types of historical fiction i’d like to see
  • dumas: a french (romantic) musical
    • additionally: the french romantic musical in general 
    • additionally: gay george sand movie
  • exploration of the russian revolution that, rather than limiting the perspective to an aristocratic one and focusing just on the Last Royal Family™, interweaves several perspectives at once, showing the full extent of how shitty romanov rule was 
    • kind of like gloria whelan’s angel on the square but with more peasants
  • something that’s kind of like assassins except it’s called scientists and it’s about a whole bunch of cool lady scientists from entirely different eras
  • the ida b wells movie
  • gay victorians, an ongoing series about fictional gay victorians
  • gay victorians, an ongoing series about real gay victorians
  • every lesbian period drama scenario ever
  • non-linear, multi-generational exploration of how the nature of war changed from the start to the end of the nineteenth century, focused on entirely different, unrelated people who are all somehow tied together thru that common thread 
  • the mary shelley movie
  • shakespeare in love 2: shakespeare in love with a man
  • going back to war in the 19th century: #Sort Out Your Crimean War Nurse Priorities, or the mary seacole movie / documentary / literally anything
  • a movie about two medieval nuns in love, featuring lots of stained glass windows, gothic architecture, and catholic imagery, and yet somehow a happy ending
    • caveat: no weird male-gazey forbidden nun sex scenes allowed
  • a show about, like, early modern playwrights or medieval nuns or the russian romantics or something, except it’s comedic in its tone while still taking the subject seriously
  • documentary series that takes famous/important literary works and places them in their historical context
  • i already said lesbian period dramas but some kind of glorious theater rom-com featuring waistcoats and questionable love poetry and comic misunderstandings and happy endings and all sorts of gay shenanigans
  • something about the figures of transgressive soviet art/music/literature 
  • in case anyone’s forgotten: lesbian period dramas
Brothel | Tommy Shelby

request: quite like the idea of tommy going a whore house when he needs some sort of release and he finds himself going to the reader every time. can i please request this? X

[a/n - i really, really enjoyed writing this. it’s probably my longest one yet and i’d like to continue this into a mini series but right now, nurse is my main priority.]

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Priorities during finals week

Good Luck to all the baby nurses and nurse practitioners studying your gluteus maximus off during finals week!!! 

I am sending good vibes your way!!

Send back some good vibes for this final final I have of this semester!

:)  !!

Nurse on! 


Since an Anon asked how he/she may improve their grades, I decided to share my “Process of Attempting to Know What I’m Doing in Nursing School”.

Top Left Image: An overall view of my “study zone”. It’s nothing fancy, nor do I want it to be. Its simple, decently organized, and it serves its purpose.

Top Right Image: The left side of my desk. You’ll notice my desk organizer (where I store pens, pencils, sticky notes, paper clips, etc.) My Medical/Surgical book with highlighting and sectioned off with smaller sticky notes to quickly reach the chapter I need (dammit, if this book cost over $200, you better believe I’m writing in it), and a small black notebook. This is what I use during clinicals (apart from my black HIPAA-compliant clipboard for quick notes, such as my patient’s lab values).

Third Image: Simply my computer. We’re currently covering the Introduction to Fluids, Electrolytes, and Acid-Bases and I have clinicals on Tuesday, which is when my Care Plan Map is due.

Final Image: The right side of my desk. This contains my lamp, fossilized wood (because why wouldn’t you find it fascinating?!) index cards with dividers for my drug cards (a requirement for clinicals when administering medications, albeit we are only passing PO meds). Figured if I’m already doing the work to write everything down, might as well keep them for reference, and finally…


This small black book is where I store my notes. It’s small, which allows me to take it anywhere. I use a highlighting system to quickly decode the data:

Pink - Topics
Yellow - Definitions
Orange - Nursing Safety Priorities
Green - Additional Pertinent Information.

I use the PowerPoints for guidance, extract more specific data from my textbook/lectures, and will print out necessary tables to tape in the book for easy access.

Whether this helped you or not, at least now you know a little bit more about myself.


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Brookhaven Hospital

Life Attributes

Easy and Beginner Action Levels

Normal Action Level

Hard and Extreme Action Levels


Charging Attack 3 damage.
This is the Slurper’s basic attack. It will knock Heather down this way!

Grasping Attack (initial hold)  1 damage.
Fortunately the initial grab is quite weak, but in Extreme Modes try to avoid being grabbed…

Grasping Attack (squeezing after hold)  4.5 damage/second.
…because the grab time persists will be all the way across the screen under the life display bar. Extreme Mode grabs are almost always a guaranteed kill!

Inversion Attack  3 damage.
This is the weird looking attack when a Slurper sort of turns around while attacking Heather. Performed about as often as the Rising Attack, but no more damaging.

Rising Attack  3 damage.
This is the attack that will be performed in close range combat. It looks more scary than it really is!

Swarming (while Heather is knocked down) 5 damage.
Wiggling the directional inputs will help to get Heather up, but if there are Slurpers around and you’re playing in Hard or Extreme mode, then guarantee at least one or two of these hits to land!

10☆ Strategy

Statistically this type of Slurper is only different from the others because it has an advantage in any action mode that isn’t Hard/Extreme! It only appears in the Brookhaven Hospital but is covered with a teeming, swarming blood like pattern. It also lacks the beak and possesses a different coloration and mask. It also has discernible ears.

If these Slurpers are by themselves then you can take them out by utilizing the handgun + back up strategy. If you’re apprehensive, then lay down some beef jerky. If you’re positive there’s more than one, then spread out a few pieces of beef jerky so they won’t be able to group up. Take them out with the submachine gun if more than one notices you! If you’re being swarmed by many, then equip the bulletproof vest and use the shotgun because you’re going to get damaged as you try to escape anyway.

The real threat surrounding these unique types of Slurpers are the Nurses. You’re basically going to try to do everything you can do to not get shot! Even if there are multiple Slurpers and one Nurse, make your priority the Nurse if she’s got a gun!

Dear nursing students, 

Don’t worry about getting IVs so much. Everyone in my nursing class was obsessed with getting an IV and filled with jealously if someone else got one and they didn’t. Now that I’ve been an RN for a while, I realize how ridiculous that was. I know IVs are intimidating, but it’s a very small part of what we do. If you don’t get an opportunity to do one in nursing school, please don’t stress about it. You will do more than enough when you’re a real nurse. You will not be alone the first time you do one, someone will help you, and you will get to see lots of other people do them. Once you start doing them often you’ll see that they’re really not a big deal. There is plenty of time to learn how to do an IV. Don’t make it priority of nursing school and don’t worry yourself about it. You’re gonna be fine, with or without an IV.  

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It wasn’t as long as the last time she was gone. At least Rip made it seem like she was gone a shorter time but for her it was two years. Two years away from her family, the man she loved and it nearly destroyed her. Nearly being the key word because her she was bag in hand at the front steps of their home. Taking a deep breath before pushing open the door her bag in hand (although she hadn’t left with one.) There was a pause before she did anything or said anything. Waiting to see who exactly was home to decide what her next actions would be, especially after the favour she had managed to get Gideon to do for her. “Barry? I’m home.” Setting her bag by her feet she left her gaze shift to find out where he was. “Oh, and I brought you something.” A smirk tugged at pink lips knowing it would make up for the time gone her weight shifted.