You know you're a nurse in Alaska when...Register Today!
- by smilealot Mar 23thought this could be a fun topic and people could share their experiences about living and working in AK... for example
You go from being a new grad to charge nurse in three months.
Your hospital runs on generator power more often than not.
The patient you just triaged has a complaint of "fish finger"
A patient just brought you some smoked salmon.
The patient explains the reason they are late to their appointment because "well the plane crash landed in a village and we had to wait for another one to arrive".
Another reason to be late "we stopped to fish along the way"
- Mar 31 by tewdlesYou know you are an Alaskan nurse when you keep a .44 in your nursing bag to protect yourself from the wolves, moose, and bears in your patients yard.
I just got a brand new shiny Smith and Wesson...should the holster be white or pink?
- Apr 11 by PacesFerryBSNYou all make me want to go to Alaska!
- Apr 20 by Scooby-Dooby-DooI second PacesFerry. I'm curious to see what's out there.
What's a "fish finger" anyway? (not the food)
- May 19 by aachavezIm also curious what fish finger is....
Im looking at travel nursing, with a strong interest in AK (in Tampa now), Im excited!
- May 27 by amoLuciaFunny post - my sister worked in Maine. Had a lot of fish bites and/or fishing hook injuries there. Maybe that's the answer?
- Nov 25 by obesity33At first I looked into Alaska as a last resort because the job market sucks where I am-- but this stuff sounds exciting.
I now find myself dreaming of the rugged Alaskan life (lol I probably sound completely ignorant about Alaska).
Who knows, I may end up in Alaska and fulfill my fantasy of being a super outdoorsy adventurer who sees cool things at the hospital as a nurse and saves lives.