You went to work with 10 pens and when you need one, you have NONE
Your bladder can expand to the size of a blue whale
Your finger has gone places you don't want to even think about
You frequently use the word ‘rationale’, and the phrase ‘as evidenced by’, and you quote nursing diagnosis in everyday life situations.
You check your own bowel movement to make sure it's okay
You only like "real" television shows about nursing.
You your uniforms are more important than anything else in your closet.
Eating microwave popcorn from a bedpan is just fine, (as long as it's clean).
You get a brain cramp sometimes when you're explaining something to a non-medical person and you can't think of a lay term replacement for what you are going to say.
You always self diagnose.
You’ve basted your Thanksgiving turkey with a Toomey syringe.
You use a lot more four letter words now than before your became a nurse.
Every nurse has been there before. You diligently pushed through all the red-tape also known as nursing school. You wonder if you should become a nurse.
You might be a School Nurse if...
1) You provide a free daycare for kids that have no parents between the hours of 8am to 3pm
A patient, who was undergoing a procedure on her cervix at Toyko Medical Hospital last Friday passed gas on the operating table while her surgeon was utilizing a laser instrument.
Ever leave your car keys in the freezer and look for them all day? How about walking into a room and forgetting why you went in there? Check out this test for memory loss
Nurses are pretty self-sufficient. We're trained that way. But there are a few things we just can't live without. Here are 10 of them:
Last week I had the opportunity to interview a critical care nurse who's been in the profession for thirty years, so I really couldn't pass that up. I had so many questions for her and couldn't wait to get started.
If you've been a nurse for a while you know that nursing has its unfair share of challenges. But, unfortunately, life ain't fair and the sooner you learn this the better. Whether you're a nurse or a garbage man, a job is work and work can be difficult. I guess that's why we get paid to do it and why it's called "work."
1. I didn't know that nurses had so much to do with a patient's treatment and care. I thought the doctor was the only one who really knew what was going on. But in reality, nurses spend a much more time with patients and they're the eyes and ears for physicians.
Most nurses have a lot of patience with their patients, but let's face it we are human and we have our pet peeves just like everyone else. If you really want to piss a nurse off remember that most work 12-hour shifts so starting to wind them up early in their shift is key. These tips can be used on several nurses so when one goes home you can begin to annoy the next one. here are 11 ways to irritate the crap out of a nurse, it'll make your hospital stay much more entertaining: