Crystals are really just amazing and considering the abundance of ‘defects’ usually present at atomic levels, it is almost surprising we get such amazing variety of habits and forms ‘surviving’ in the macro perfection we see. I have written many times on epitaxy, the controlled intergrowth of two minerals formed by the ‘structural meshing’ between similar spacing of atoms in certain crystallographic orientations and we have seen some incredible specimens, but just look at this one – the mutual orientation of this rutile and hematite is another level! Discovered a few years ago from Ambatofinandraha, Fiananrantsoa Prov., Madagascar this is an incredible ‘plate’ of hematite that is literally covered in ‘mahogany’ brown elongated ruile crystals in perfect epitaxy. From tiny mesh like crystals that carpet the specimen, to large single blades both on surface and exploding between plates, a perfect geometry is revealed. Oh boy and to set it off that small late stage growth hematite ‘rose’ shining brightly at the base saying ‘I’m here!’ - it is like a piece of art! What is really cool and as John Rakovan noted, ‘mimicking’ what we see in nature has led to great technological advances, and epitaxy is a foundation of design and manufacture of many materials used in industry like semiconductors etc. Nature not only amazes us but also shows us the way. Another perfect select piece from the Spann collection. #minerals#mineralogy#crystals#crystalgrowth#epitaxy#rutile#hematite#madagascar#amazingnature#nature#materialscience#itsreal#geology#education#naturesart#fineminerals#mineralcollecting#rocksandminerals#rockhound#iloveminerals#beautiful#amazing#naturesgeometry#geometry#aligned#chemistry#science#learnfromnature#instagood ...
To those who missed my original post about my “why” here’s why I chose nursing! 🥼💉
Nurses are bred with compassion. It’s embedded in the first lecture of nursing school, and incorporated into every clinical on our way to the NCLEX. We care for our patients like no other health care professional and it shows! Nurses see and interact with the patients more than any other provider. From admission to discharge we are there for our patients in their highest of highs as well as in their lowest of lows. No matter how high up the nursing ladder you climb, that compassion is still the foundation of every nurse’s practice. I believe I have the heart of a nurse, so I can’t imagine pursuing any other career.
The nursing ladder has evolved to such an incredible array of options and opportunities in this field! Continuing your nursing education has become so accessible to nurses seeking higher positions. There is no set schedule of when you have to attend school, work, go back to school, etc. It is all on YOUR time, how awesome is that? Anesthesia has become my dream in this field and I personally plan to obtain a DNP/DNAP and can’t wait to start that journey!
The endless of options in this field are so attractive! Nurses are never tied to something for very long. The ability to transfer units, fields, specialties, states, etc. is the ultimate career flexibility! Not to mention travel nursing! Especially for young nurses, these flexible options are a wonderful way to prevent early burn out and chance at a forever changing of scenery!
I believe there is prestige in this field. In 2019, I don’t think we are “just a nurse” anymore. I think there is something powerful and riveting in being in nursing. Nurses hold an incredible amount of knowledge and skill sets and I’m so proud to be on this track! The scope of practice for APRNs is changing in a substantial way and soon we will be independent providers of care for our patients. This solidified my love for this field and set the stepping stones to my future educational endeavors and career paths.
Pre-nursing or current nursing students: why did you choose your path? 👇🏼 ...
I get so many questions asking me what kind of notes do I do for maths, since it’s more of a subject that you practice rather than learn information. However there are some key points that you need to know to be able to solve questions such as equations. These pieces of information is what I write down, and I also do questions which is the main part.
As you can see on the first page, this is my book. It has key points listed at the end of each chapter. I write these just to be able to recall the important concepts in maths. You may ask why do I write it down if I can read it from the book, but I can learn from writing stuff down and not only reading them.