I am so fortunate to be a nurse, who is married to a nurse. Nurses can be annoying to live with at times and I'm sure my husband would tell you the same.
1. Nurses just can't help themselves at the dinner table. They must talk about blood, vomit, pus, poop and sputum, (complete with color and size descriptions).
2. They constantly self-medicate and diagnose and often refuse to visit the doctor, unless they're dying.
3. Their friends and family are constantly calling with annoying medical questions. "The boil on their butt that they think is cancer for sure", or the "indigestion that they're positive is a heart attack."
4. They always talk about veins and how lovely and juicy they are. (My husband is a PICC nurses, he loves veins).
5. They love to "talk shop" with other nurses and leave poor old "non-nurses". in the dark, without a clue about what they may be talking about.
6. Your sleep pattern is always analyzed. "You were snoring last night, but had no apnea".
7. They pick apart all the TV movies and shows and tell you why they're are not like real life.
8. They can be pretty cranky when they've worked several long shifts. Nasty ole "Nurse Ratched."
9. They diagnose themselves with a different psychiatric disorder to match every mood. Not satisfied with that, every person you know is also assessed and labeled. Chances are you'll be told you're obsessive compulsive. You neighbor is anal. The kids have "ADHD". and your mother is bipolar .
Can you tell us other reasons why it's hard to live with a nurse? Comment below!
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
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Salutations! Florence Nightingale, here. Through the wonders of technology, I am able to speak to you from the past and learn about future cultures. Allow me to invest my limited time today to speak with you about stewardship of our glorious planet.
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We are all familiar with Black Friday by now, but for some of us, (present company included), the thought of waking up at 3:00 am on my day off to wait in humongous lines and be trampled by a 400lb woman who is trying to grab the last Barbie, makes my skin crawl.
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I have to work this Thanksgiving holiday, but it's okay with me because I am thankful I'm a nurse. I can eat turkey later tomorrow and spend time with my family then too. What I can't do every Thanksgiving is spend time with people who are sick and in need of my care.