Good Advice for nubs. - page 2

I was thinking that since it's that time of year, and as a testemony to the fact that we want new nurses to succeed, perhaps we "older" (ha, look at my 4 years) nurses could offer some unsolicited... Read More

  1. by   Lisa CCU RN
    Quote from first_lobster
    I'm a GIRL!!!!!

    Anyway, Nub is the progression of saying Newbie, into N.B. into nub. If you say N.B. fast enough, it sounds like nub. And besides, it got everyone's attention! And for any new nurses that might have been offended by the term, I say that this applies to that bit of advice where i said "Don't take it personally". It also applies to the bit I forgot to say, but will post now:

    6. Learn to laugh about it, whatever it is. Like being called a boy if your a girl.
    LOL, I'm sorry.
  2. by   Kyrshamarks
    It's noob. In the gamer world where the term comes from it is spelled N O O B as in a Noobie...a newbie, someone who is new to the game and does not know everything about but sometimes acts just like they know everything about the game. Just like some new nurses. Even older gamers can be noobs when they do stupid things and try to act like oh..thats how that is done. I never realized how much nursing is like online gamers...
  3. by   TazziRN
    Ah, but in the nursing world a newbie is anyone new, without any pretense of ability. Unless "noobie" has a different meaning than "newbie".
  4. by   RNDreamer
    looking forward to ANY advice, since I will be joining the world of RNs soon
  5. by   cappuccino
    Don't be afraid to ask questions. It's crucial that you don't think you know it all. Because believe me, even a seasoned nurse doesn't think that way.....
  6. by   jill48
    I don't care whether it's newbie or noobie, I just saw nub and I thought we were going to discuss nipples. Oh well. :uhoh21:
  7. by   oramar
    I think this is a funny post, laughed out loud. I got the nub right away even though I never heard any of those short cuts for newbie before. I know a lot of people my age don't like the way young people always talk and write like they are sending a text message. I am rolling with it because that is just the way it is going to be. When I was a youngster I loved the poet eecummings because he skipped capital letters and never used punctuation. I tried to copy him and got in a lot of trouble with the English teacher. Nearly flunked high school English over it. I remember being really scared she would call my parents Nowdays it is one of those amusing memories that make me laugh. Years later I actually talked to my English teacher about it and she said she actually chuckled about me and the poet thing and had a hard time keeping a stern exterior.
  8. by   Jerpgal
    Informative. for those who made corrections keep it up!
  9. by   canoehead
    I fart in the elevator (when alone) or in the pharmacy when I go to get meds (I work nights). Unfortunately pharmacy just installed an audio recorder along with the video. The best is in the elevator when someone else is getting on and you are exiting.
  10. by   first_lobster
    I'm beginning to feel like my little baby has grown up and gone so, so far astray. I was tryning to get advice for (ahem ) New Nurses, and I got an exposition on grammer, and tangent about the best place to fart, and a mention about nipples. Loving it. Personally, I love to go into my sedated vent patients rooms...wait maybe i'll just start a thread about it!
  11. by   EarthChild1130
    Hmmm...I'm still fairly new myself, but I have learned a few things...

    1. ALWAYS take your lunch break whether you want to eat or not...it helps to get away for those 30 minutes...they're YOURS...you earned them...TAKE them...

    2. Take the time to REALLY listen to your patients...you will learn a lot from them (sometimes more than you want)!

    3. Know where the restraints are and how to use them properly!

    Best of luck in your new career!!
  12. by   jill48
    Quote from canoehead
    I fart in the elevator (when alone) or in the pharmacy when I go to get meds (I work nights). Unfortunately pharmacy just installed an audio recorder along with the video. The best is in the elevator when someone else is getting on and you are exiting.
  13. by   jill48
    So................... this isn't about nipples?

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