Do nurses have it all? - page 2

I am still young and though i'm not a nurse yet, I still want to have fun. Do nurses get to party and have real fun like everyone else. I know this question seems silly but with so much talk about... Read More

  1. by   chocokitten
    Quote from callmekipling
    this part worries me.



    You'll certainly still have time and money, and it's up to you whether to spend it building a family or having a good time - and both of these are legitimate choices. However, in my experience, I've been drug tested often enough to rule out having any 'real fun like everyone else'.. and nobody on this board is gonna tell you that working exhausted or with a hangover is any fun... at all.
    I don't know about the OP that you quoted so I can't speak for her. But I have fun without illegal drugs, and I only drink when I do NOT work the next day (not that I drink enough to get a hang over in the first place.)
  2. by   EmmaG
    Quote from MzMouse
    Nobody has fun like a group of nurses! On the rare occasions my coworkers and I get to all go out for dinner we are the noisy table at any restaurant.
    We all got together and went out to dinner one night. We were quite the rowdy bunch, had a ball. At one point, my friend noticed the waiters and other staff were just sitting at the bar, watching us. Thought it a bit odd, but we just waved and smiled and kept going. Some time later, noticed the music had stopped as one of the staff walked by holding a mop. I looked around to see that all the tables were empty. Glanced at my watch; the place had closed about 45 minutes before. They were just having fun watching us carry on, I guess



    We left a huge tip, btw.
  3. by   Shantas
    Quote from Emmanuel Goldstein
    We all got together and went out to dinner one night. We were quite the rowdy bunch, had a ball. At one point, my friend noticed the waiters and other staff were just sitting at the bar, watching us. Thought it a bit odd, but we just waved and smiled and kept going. Some time later, noticed the music had stopped as one of the staff walked by holding a mop. I looked around to see that all the tables were empty. Glanced at my watch; the place had closed about 45 minutes before. They were just having fun watching us carry on, I guess



    We left a huge tip, btw.
    By the way have you ever paid attention to what we, the nurses talk about when we gather around in a restaurent??
  4. by   chocokitten
    Quote from Shantas
    By the way have you ever paid attention to what we, the nurses talk about when we gather around in a restaurent??
    *cough* gore, poo, and sex?
    it's like a quentin tarantino movie! no wonder the staff let them stay late
  5. by   holly2009
    Please go into nursing! We need more nurses for the future! Have fun, but be responsible. Have your family when you are mature enough to make wise decisions about child care,etc. I would definatly work a few years before starting a family, I just think it would be easier, be sure your husband also has a realistic view of your life together
  6. by   Shantas
    Quote from chocokitten
    *cough* gore, poo, and sex?
    it's like a quentin tarantino movie! no wonder the staff let them stay late
    lol.....Yep....yep....and I also noticed we get really loud and we also eat our food at the same time....I feel sorry for the ppl who sits to the next tables.....
  7. by   leslie :-D
    do you want to talk about warped humor???
    dang, i make my own fun, no matter where i am or who i'm with.
    actually, it's pretty darned pathetic.
    oh yeah.
    i'm a 1-person party.

    leslie
  8. by   pagandeva2000
    Of course, you can have a life outside of nursing! I admit that I have not obtained one yet, after being a nurse for one year, but that is because of poor time management and adjustment issues that are mine alone.

    You might develop relationships with some of the nurses you work with, and may develop a comradarie with them, a special bond that no one else but other nurses comprehend. That is a cool thing, too, but be careful, because it is not always wise to poop where you eat.

    I have close associations with about 3 nurses on my job, but we don't work in the same department and I had already developed a tight bond with them when I was an assistant. We moan together, laugh and complain together. Wait until school and the boards are over, then party until your shoes drop! Good luck in your courses!!
  9. by   Becca608
    Some of us second year students took a Friday night off and went to the opera. On our way back, we stopped at a nightclub for a couple drinks and some dancing to the '80's. One of the first year students was there and was glad to us. His comment? 'I thought that all nursing students did was study!' We asked him what his excuse was a dragged him out on the dance floor.
  10. by   chocokitten
    Quote from Shantas
    lol.....Yep....yep....and I also noticed we get really loud and we also eat our food at the same time....I feel sorry for the ppl who sits to the next tables.....
    me too! lol My husband (not a nurse) always tells me to stop lol
  11. by   chocokitten
    Quote from earle58
    do you want to talk about warped humor???
    dang, i make my own fun, no matter where i am or who i'm with.
    actually, it's pretty darned pathetic.
    oh yeah.
    i'm a 1-person party.

    leslie
    lol me too!!! my line is "I amuse myself, that's all that matters" ^_^
  12. by   elizabells
    Quote from pagandeva2000
    Of course, you can have a life outside of nursing! I admit that I have not obtained one yet, after being a nurse for one year, but that is because of poor time management and adjustment issues that are mine alone.
    Word, pagandeva. I have tons of fun... with my TiVo and a soft blanket.

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