The first anything is always an experience to remember. As a Mom, my children’s first words, first steps, first day of school, first jobs are all firmly embedded in my mind and bring a smile every time I remember.
As a Dean/Professor, I appreciate “firsts” of nursing students as well. The first time a stethoscope finds the ears of a student. The first time a BP is taken, the first IV, the first injection, even putting on the first set of scrubs is exciting!
All of these firsts, from saying Momma to starting a patient’s IV are monumental accomplishments and deserve just a little shout-out! I am happy to share some of these moments here in the Philippines.