Nichole had her first clinical friday evening in the ER. Now anyone who's ever had clinicals in the medical field knows that they aren't exactly pleasant and most students dread it. This is due to the fact you're a nervous wreck and you suddenly don't feel like you know a darn thing they taught you. been there done that many times over the years. When Nichole came in after midnight I expected to see an exhausted girl that I'd have to boost back up to go to the next clinical. Instead she walked in with her eyes bright and this glow about her features and a huge grin on her face. You'd have thought xmas had come early. I asked her how it went. She said it was wonderful. She even wished they were busier than they were. lol Then she told me all about it. Most exciting for her was the guy who came in hemorrhaging from a nosebleed. They had to keep putting tampons in his nose it was so bad and call in the ENT guy to cauterize the artery that had ruptured. Then Nichole announced that not only does she want to get her degree in EMT, but she wants to crack the books harder than ever so she can get into the RN program after the EMT so she can work in the ER and in the squad both. She can't wait untl her next clinical, and is trying hard to get in squad time before the end of the quarter. I told her it's the best thing in the world to get to work at something you love. She said Yup, Mom, it sure is. Wow.