Do I LOOK Like A Nurse To You? - page 5

Thanks Christina Aguilara! This past week end I attended a holiday party and the discussion moved on from "what kind of car do you drive?" to "what do you do for a living?" . When I replied that I... Read More

  1. by   tmiller027
    Quote from Mistorri
    Your patients should do very well, a good back rub and a few good laughs is probably just the right prescription!

    Most of my co-workers don't mind it either LOL
  2. by   gr82luvme
    Quote from Mistorri

    Deanna, what a great nurse you will be! That sense of humor is just what the doctor ordered! It would be fun working with a funny nurse! Not to mention the happiness of some patients (not the stuffy ones) who love a good laugh! God bless you girl! You will do just fine!
    I hope so, Mistorri!

    I can tell you that I've never been happier or more personally gratified since giving up my very well paying career to go back to school & make a pittance as a CNA. :chuckle

    Anyway, thank you for your kind words... when people tell me those kinds of things... it keeps me going. I have only just completed 1st semester for the ADN program... so I've still got a long way to go.

    It's actually fun doing homework with my kids, lol!

    GOd bless you, too. And Merry Christmas!!!!!

    Deanna
  3. by   donmomofnine
    Quote from tommycher
    I have never had pretty legs, but after a few years of nursing in the hospital, I love the feel of those calves as I put lotion on now, they have changed so much! ha! And, I do believe it is the carriage, doing Christmas shopping I noticed it in myself, no time to stand around and wait, weaving in and out of people with the pace of a nurse!
    I know, the legs are in great shape, and this is despite the fact I have muscle problems! No one can keep up with me at the mall. I tease my teenage daughters that they are shopping wimps!
  4. by   nursepeachie
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    Last edit by nursepeachie on Dec 25, '04
  5. by   redwinggirlie
    Who cares?
  6. by   GingerSue
    Look like a nurse - well, yep - got two eyes, two ears, a nose and a mouth.
  7. by   NetSteff
    You know... I had a strange occurance like this also. I'm an ER nurse from Georgia, and had gone with my unit director to Boston for business. While there, a member of our group started complaining of calf pain (and had a hx of DVT). We took her to a local ER, and waited while they ran the standard tests.
    While she was in US, we decided to sneak outside and be naughty. We were in "normal" clothes, smoking (I know I know), laughing and joking around when this disheveled guy with jaundiced scleras comes up to us and asks,"You guys wouldn't happen to be nurses would you?"
    We stopped.... looked at each other kind of stunned and replied,"Well... as a matter of fact yes we are." He then asked,"What does it mean when your eyes are yellow?" Needless to say he was using, and we got him to go and check in with the triage nurse. But to this day we wonder what it was that "marked" us as nurses. We were outside...... normal clothes.... no tote bags or jewelry that had anything to do with nursing. He had just been dropped off so he hadn't heard any of our previous conversations---We must "look" like nurses. ????
  8. by   Roy Fokker
    Quote from tmiller027
    I"m a 260 lb male, so I REALLY don't look like a nurse, though I could try on the high heels and tight skirt lol
    :chuckle Well said mate

    I'm about average height, slightly muscular and have now successfully grown a beard (it's coming along well now). I grew the beard because if I shave it off, I look like I'm about 12.

    Nobody believes a guy like me is in Nursing school. Half my family still thinks I'll be going on to become an MD.

    And as regards all those comments - I tend to believe that when people really need me, they won't care that I don't look like the 'typical' nurse.

    And I know the guys specially understand this - but I am about sick and tired of the "Hey, have you seen 'Meet The Parents' ?" questions.... (and now, "Meet The Fockers")
  9. by   Gabbyfl RN
    i have been nursing for a long time and i know nurses come in all shapes, sizes, color and both sexes. they all may look different, but we all have one thing in common, it is what is on the inside that counts and is the same. it is best said by the following poem that i just love.

    the heart of a nurse
    by pauline hamblin

    nurses are compassionate and caring,
    with love in their hearts for all.
    forever extending a heart of mercy,
    always there when there is call.
    endless hours they stand on their feet,
    wondering did i do my best
    to help this patient get through this illness,
    ease their pain so they can rest.
    in their hearts you hear god's whisper
    through a nurse he sends his love.
    ever sensitive, kind and caring,
    souls as pure as a snow white dove.
    angel yes, she tends to be,
    for her presence comforts me.
    concern for the sick shows on her face,
    her gentle touch, my fears erase. :angel2:

    __________________________________________________ ___
    anthony robbins
    it's your unlimited power to care and to love that can make the biggest difference in the quality of your life.
  10. by   GingerSue
    Quote from NetSteff
    You know... I had a strange occurance like this also. I'm an ER nurse from Georgia, and had gone with my unit director to Boston for business. While there, a member of our group started complaining of calf pain (and had a hx of DVT). We took her to a local ER, and waited while they ran the standard tests.
    While she was in US, we decided to sneak outside and be naughty. We were in "normal" clothes, smoking (I know I know), laughing and joking around when this disheveled guy with jaundiced scleras comes up to us and asks,"You guys wouldn't happen to be nurses would you?"
    We stopped.... looked at each other kind of stunned and replied,"Well... as a matter of fact yes we are." He then asked,"What does it mean when your eyes are yellow?" Needless to say he was using, and we got him to go and check in with the triage nurse. But to this day we wonder what it was that "marked" us as nurses. We were outside...... normal clothes.... no tote bags or jewelry that had anything to do with nursing. He had just been dropped off so he hadn't heard any of our previous conversations---We must "look" like nurses. ????
    Yes - it's possible that your appearance(s) might include confident demeanour, approachability, intelligence, friendliness - based on your experience(s) interacting with people. On the other hand - maybe the man was asking everyone he encountered if they were nurses, until he found someone who was.
  11. by   Thunderwolf
    Average height and weight here too. Sort of bald, but make up with it with the beard. Most colleagues like the beard. I think it is a nice distraction from my balding top. I wear an earring in my left ear...sort of a tribute to my dad and my roots. My 68 year old dad still has his hoop earring in...an ex-biker from the 60's. Do I look like a nurse? Maybe, maybe not. I make great efforts to present myself as professional, to my colleagues and patients, as possible. But, in general, I agree, it is what is inside, one's knowledge, and how one behaves that counts...at least for me.
    Last edit by Thunderwolf on Dec 28, '04
  12. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    Quote from Haunted
    Anyone else get a goofy reaction like mine?
    My family (both sides) has come out solidly on the "I'm so proud of you" side. I didn't get 25% of this when I got my BA or my MA, not to mention my LMFT or when I had my children.

    Apparently the family likes it.

    The only "goofy" thing was my DH, who "named" my laptop (the household computers are in a network, so they all have their own names) "Nursie," which he pronounced with a deep, throaty, gutteral voice that made me giggle.

    Still does.

  13. by   rockin'1997
    How you can tell you are a nurse if:
    1) you have the patience of a saint
    2) you have a bladder than can hold 3 liters of fluid
    3) you have a smile for everyone
    4) you have the ability to remember all 9,632 things you need to get done in 1 shift, and get them done
    5) you can grap a piece of pizza and eat it while sitting on the toilet because they just called a trauma and it may be hours before you get the opportunity to eat and pee (you do what you gotta do)
    6) you are not afraid to cry
    7) you are not afraid to laugh

    I'm sure there are many others. I think it's time we start tooting our horns and letting the world know what a Nurse really looks like.-

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