Do young nurses ever have fun??? - page 3

i was just wonderin since im only 22 and will be working full time next year in the states, and i was wondering if young nurses still can go out and party and do things that they love??... Read More

  1. by   CoffeeRTC
    Just remember...It ain't fun to work with or be taken care of by a nurse that smells like they were partying the night before.
  2. by   Tweety
    Quote from TazziRN
    Wow....offense taken. I guess I'm too old to have any kind of fun. I'll remember that the next time I want to go do something and stay home and couch potato instead.

    I'm an old nurse and have been to two Christmas parties this week and worked an overtime shift. Granted I need 7 or 8 hours of sleep a night but I'm no couch potato.
  3. by   RN BSN 2009
    Hmmmmmmmmm what counts as "fun" ? Some people may think that reading, cuddling at home watching TV, going out to dinner, going to the movies as fun...
  4. by   PN143
    Use common sense. The way you are asking that question worries me a bit that you are talking about really taking things way too far and then trying to show up for a long shift at work. I personally wouldn't want a nurse taking care of me that had been out partying all night and then showing up for work still hung over or high on drugs. Oh, and maybe I am "too old" to give you a reply.
  5. by   muffie
    when u r 20 something you can do anything
    you mellow with age
    you also get smarter

    and a good lifestyle of eating right, getting enough sleep, exercising, multivitamins, and 5-10/day of fruit/veg becomes oh so important

    now i'm not saying you can't let your hair down [if you have hair] and have some fun
  6. by   chichimitchi
    woohoo thanks!

    Quote from twinRN04
    ChiChi,
    Hey! I'm 25 yrs old and I know what you mean about being burnt out from school. Work is nothing like school, you do your shifts and your done with it for the week. I work 12 hour nights so I have a lot of time off and I live for having fun. I'm actually doing travel nursing and living in California(i'm from NC)and moved out here with one of my girl friends. I'm having the time of my life...couldn't imagine working more than 3 days a week!!! Good luck with everything, you're gonna love it!
  7. by   chichimitchi
    Quote from Dixielee
    :spin: Sorry, I am not young by your defination, but believe it or not, I can remember when I was 22. I was married, had a 2 year old and would work back to back double shifts so I could have long stretches off to go camping, hiking, canoeing with my husband. I played fast pitch softball, and swam every morning at the gym.

    I was never a "party" person if you are talking about getting drunk and passing out on a dance floor, but I had fun in my own way.

    Now that I am "old" at 52, I am only able to do three 12 hour shifts back to back in a 52 bed trauma center ER, so I guess I am slowing down. Now on my off time I only work in my garden, help my husband remodel our house, split wood for the wood stove, drive the tractor, wrestle with goats, and help mend the fences. Oh, I almost forgot that I keep my grandchildren ages 2 and 4 four days a week. Man, it sure is nice to be old and can slow down a bit!

    Now, where is that rocking chair?? I think it is in the barn, let me go look...
    ok first of all, i really appreciate everyone who are just so honest, and yes my post seemed a little lacking of the right details.. shouldve never used the word "young" coz fun is for everyone.. i just thought at that time that maybe people from the 40s or something had different priorities or so im sorry abou that, i know we all have fun in our ways and ill be more careful this time.. thanks again!
  8. by   chichimitchi
    i now study in the philippines but i lived in the US for my high school and stuff..

    Quote from Crazy4kids
    Chichimithci,

    I'm 32 do 3 12's and have time for hobbies and fun (family style). I'm just cuirious...What country are you moving here from?
  9. by   chichimitchi
    no no no.. not to that extreme

    Quote from michelle126
    Just remember...It ain't fun to work with or be taken care of by a nurse that smells like they were partying the night before.
  10. by   chichimitchi
    oh cmon! do u really think id even consider asking this question if i was that irresponsible??

    Quote from PN143
    Use common sense. The way you are asking that question worries me a bit that you are talking about really taking things way too far and then trying to show up for a long shift at work. I personally wouldn't want a nurse taking care of me that had been out partying all night and then showing up for work still hung over or high on drugs. Oh, and maybe I am "too old" to give you a reply.
  11. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from chichimitchi
    oh cmon! do u really think id even consider asking this question if i was that irresponsible??

    Didn't know that asking if young nurses can still go out and party was the responsible thing to do.
  12. by   gonzo1
    Everyones idea of fun is different. My husband and I take a 3 week cross country ride on our harleys every year. I am 50. and 50 is the new 30, so you 40s are just that much younger.
  13. by   jemommyRN
    Quote from rach_nc_03
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    Sweet! That means 30's are the new 20's! I feel more energetic already!
    So, does that mean 20's are the new teens?!?!?!?!? YEAHHHHHHH

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