You Know You're an Old(er) Nurse If . . . - page 14

You know you're an older nurse if: 1. You remember working with nurses who wore caps. :nurse: 2. You remember nurses (and doctors) sitting at the nurses station drinking coffee and smoking... Read More

  1. by   rntraveler
    Yes,I graduated as an LPN in 1976 and made 1 1/2 times as much as I had been as a seamstress--a whopping $3.50 an hour,if I remember right. But,it was all relative-nothing cost as much then as it does now.
    I also remember using maalox on pressure sores and also sugar was supposed to help it heal.
  2. by   NurseyTee
    Quote from supernurse65
    i still make my bed at home with mitered corners and a toe pleat and pillowcase opening away from the door. OCD I KNOW!!!!!!!! LOL
    :roll I still do this too!!!! You know your a diehard nurse when.... I wonder if they still teach this stuff in nursing schools anywhere?
  3. by   earthangel39
    Oh my GOD! This is just beautiful! I am truly an old(er) nurse and I absolutely love it! I needed this laugh. And it really was the good ole days.
  4. by   CoffeeRTC
    My mother talks of the days with no air conditioning and shaking down the thermomerters after using them....
    I'm not all that old, but still see a few of the things mentioned on here. I think they just did away with the paper NCLEX about 15 years ago?
  5. by   DutchgirlRN
    I find it funny that it's the students who now wear the white and the nurses who wear the colors. Back in the days, it was the reverse. We couldn't wait to wear white! :chuckle
  6. by   DutchgirlRN

    Ah, the original potluck
    Trust me...wherever there are nurses there will be food. See anyone you know?! I have no idea what year this was.
  7. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from DutchgirlRN
    Ah, the original potluck
    Trust me...wherever there are nurses there will be food. See anyone you know?! I have no idea what year this was.
    CUTE! LOL

    That's me, looking at the ground, thinking ... I wonder if I called out tonite if anyone would mention me being at the party...
  8. by   DutchgirlRN
    Quote from zoeboboey
    That's me, looking at the ground, thinking ... I wonder if I called out tonite if anyone would mention me being at the party...
    Sorry Zoe! Didn't mean to get you in any trouble. he,he! BTW Nice cap...looks like a bedpan turned upside down
  9. by   Barbara63
    The picture can't be too old. The caps don't have a dust ruffle on them. I had an instructor in nursing school whose cap had the dust ruffle. Now that is old.
    Barbara
  10. by   sunnyjohn
    Quote from zoeboboey
    CUTE! LOL

    That's me, looking at the ground, thinking ... I wonder if I called out tonite if anyone would mention me being at the party...
    ROTFL! *Dead*
  11. by   sunnyjohn
    Quote from Barbara63
    The picture can't be too old. The caps don't have a dust ruffle on them. I had an instructor in nursing school whose cap had the dust ruffle. Now that is old.
    Barbara
    Ruffle? Like these?
    Civilization.ca - One Hundred Years of Nurses' Caps - Evolution of the Nurse's Cap
  12. by   sunnyjohn
    Or this?



    Massachusetts School of Nursing in Boston is one of the oldest schools of nursing in the country and was founded in 1873 along with Bellevue Hospital School of Nursing in New York City and the Connecticut Training School in New Haven.
  13. by   adrienurse


    Some hospitals chose for their uniforms the current fashions worn by domestic servants, including cap and bibbed apron.
    Fun times!

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