hello all! i am a newbie to allnurses.com. i am fixing to start my last semester of lvn school and just had a question for anyone who cares to answer. when did things "click" for you with nursing? i know that i have learned so much, but i don't feel like i have learned anything! when did you become confident in yourself?
Apr 21, '07
Well then, maybe I should tell you about the day I learned I really WAS a nurse.
I'll make a long story short and say there was a terrible wreck on the interstate involving a semi, a couple cars, and a school bus. Due to the huge mass of traffic I was the only medical person on the scene for almost an hour. Only 2 guys got out of their cars to help me, and it was just about freezing with a slick, icy mist coming out of the sky. We had to drag all the poor people off the bus because it was on fire. Luckily the school bus was carrying a load of bus drivers to a convention, because I have a real thing for kids.
Anyway, I did all that I could do, first-aid wise, such as making a tourniquet out of a bra strap and taping a kotex on a guy's head, but when I really KNEW I was a nurse was when I went down the rows of cars lined up and snatched peoples' coats out of their back seats to cover up the accident victims. A couple guys did try to argue with me and I don't remember what I said but they got back in their cars and left me alone, muahahah. My son will tell you that being a nurse is not about the skills, it's about the 'tude
Last edit by Cobweb on Apr 21, '07
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