Monday, April 6, 2009

a slap in the face of sorts?

So I'm online trying to figure out summer class schedules in conjunction with externships, and decided to email hospital #2 to find out the schedule. This is what I received in reply:



It was great meeting you on Friday. I forgot to ask, what does the schedule look like for the externship program? Will it be a day shift position? I know at the meeting we had in our class you weren't completely sure. I'm flexible, but am in the process of signing up for a summer class and wanted to have an idea of my schedule should I be chosen to extern at Hospital #2*.


KLS, Student Nurse*


Dear KLS, Student Nurse*,

We appreciate your interest in the Nurse Extern position here at Hospital #2*. At this time the decision has been made to continue interviewing candidates for this position who more closely meet the skills and requirements of the unit.

We wish you every success in finding a position commensurate with your career objectives. Again, thank you for your interest in Hospital #2* as a prospective employee.


Human Resources
Hospital #2*

heroes and blossoms

Being prior military you could guess, and correctly so, I am pro-military. I'm also a bit of a history buff, having minored in it for my Bachelor's. Minoring in history enabled me to study certain areas of history that I find fascinating. The classes I took include Classical Greece, World War II, Pearl Harbor-Midway, Modern America: 1900 to 1945, and Europe's Bloodiest Century (this course detailed the 20th centruy, WWI, WWII, and the Cold War), along with a couple of prerequisite courses. I wrote my term paper in the World War II class on women in the military during that time. I have a special affinity for the subject, in particular in the field of nursing. In my complete ignorance I didn't even know that there was a memorial dedicated to women who served in the Vietnam War, until pretty recently.

Yesterday we went to Washington DC for the Cherry Blossom Festival. To the boys' utter and complete dismay (they were already pretty bent out of shape with having to go to the Festival) their father and I dragged them to see the Vietnam Women's Memorial. We also took in the Korean War Memorial, and the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial. If you ever have a chance to visit DC you should take the time to visit these very special works of commemorative art. Pictures do not even do them any justice.

this is from the WWII memorial

a section of the wall from the Korean War Memorial

statues of soldiers from the Korean War Memorial

Vietnam Women's Memorial