Nursing has it's perks!

  1. I had to get some body work done on my car today. I was talking to the shop owner/mechanic and told him I was in nursing school. He was so impressed that he gave me a 300.00 dollar discount. Whooo hooo. I was very happy.

    Just wanted to share.
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  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   karenG
    Impressed!!

    as students we used to get free tickets to Covent Garden - for ballet etc, plus tickets for the west end theatre shows! problem is I am now hooked on ballet!

    Karen
  4. by   kermit27
    And then there's the general attitude of the public, which I have found (in all my 9 weeks of work experience!) to be unfailingly positive, when I am in uniform.

    Got lost trying to be clever one day driving around back roads to avoid traffic on way to work, ran into a gas station to ask directions wearing full uniform, id pass hanging etc. and about 4 people rushed to help, offering suggestions, asking me what I did etc. etc.

    Nobody ever did that when I was a pr assistant!

    good for us!
  5. by   Tweety
    Woot! I had a coworker who was speeding, her license had RN and her name. She was going to get a ticket. The cop asked if she was a nurse, etc. She got away.

    Should always drive with your stethoscope over your rear view mirror.
  6. by   NRSKarenRN
    Was rushing to get to patients house to restart blown IV (morphine pump running) when came upon accident on I95 ... was about 5th car--saw them opening a side lane and police talking to motorists. Whiped out the stethescope and slung around my neck, got police escort to pts exit!
  7. by   redshiloh
    I remember in community health clinicals we were told to leave our stethoscopes on the rearview mirror cause the gangbangers would leave your car alone that way.
  8. by   NICU_Nurse
    My nursing school and some of the hospitals for clinical rotations was downtown in a seedy area- they told us the same thing. That, amazingly, despite the location, no one had ever been harassed or attacked or mugged and almost no cars had been broken into because the "bad" element knows that we would be the ones responsible for saving their lives in the ER. I never believed it when they told us, but it seemed to be true because in all of my time there, despite young unescorted girls walking on those streets to and from clinical, no one was ever bothered. Funny, isn't it? I'd have never believed it.

    PS. I have a cheapie stethoscope in my car for that very reason! LOL!
  9. by   laurasc
    When I lived in Montreal, Quebec I used to get a discount on my car insurance because I was a nurse.

    I find policemen tend to treat you really well too.
  10. by   live4today
    Shhhhhhhh....keep this quiet nurses. Policemen read our BB too I bet, and they will start to think we all carry a stethoscope just to speed and get away with it. It's not meant to tell EVERYthing now! :chuckle
  11. by   CVnurse08
    My friend who is a pediatric home health RN takes care of a baby on a vent in a not-so-great part of the city. The very first time she went there, there were many so-called "gangbangers" walking around in the neighborhood and when they realized she was there to take care of the baby and was a nurse, they told her they would make sure nothing happened to her car. And nothing ever has happened to it or her so you're right, I guess it does pay off !!
  12. by   Chrislynn2003
    If i ever get stopped by a cop, I just tell him that I am a nurse; show a name tag or stethescope and they usually let me go, provided I was only going over the speed limit a few mph extra.
  13. by   Sekar
    My wife, who is also a Nurse, was driving after 3rd shift when a Police car pulled up behind her at a traffic light. She had an expired license plate, of course. He pulled her over, noticed the uniform and asked her if she was a Nurse. When she told him that she was a Nurse he handed her back her license and told her that he doesn't write tickets to Nurses and to get her plate renewed.
    Cops and Nurses are kindered spirits. Both groups have low pay, poor work conditions, and frequently help folks when things are at their worst. When I worked nights in the ER, we had cops stop by all the time to take a break, drink our coffee, and BS with us. That usually meant we had one or two around when unruly patients rolled in, which meant that they help keep things calm. They also frequently came in with MVAs, shootings, and the like. They understand us and we understand them.
  14. by   VivaLasViejas
    I've received professional courtesy on several occasions since becoming a nurse. I'd get pulled over for some minor violation, then when the cop realized I was a nurse they'd let me go with a friendly warning. (We do have a lot in common with them; after all, both professions deal with people at their worst!) It's not something I would want to bet on, but it's nice when it does happen, especially since I get preferred auto insurance rates and a ticket would really mess that up........

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