You Know You're an Old(er) Nurse If . . . - page 16

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   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Barbara63
    Talking about dorms and liquor reminds me that when you finished off a bottle of liquor you left at least an inch of it in the bottom so when you put it down the laundry chute in the dorm the housekeepers wouldn't report you to the Dorm Mother.
    That is too funny ... and sad!

    I do remember the "girls" (and guys? Not sure if they lived in the dorm or not...) being SO afraid of the dorm mothers. Even the most daring would turn pale if she was a minute late getting back to the dorm!
  2. by   jmeador
    Quote from santhony44
    We must have had the same nursing school instructors! I remember that well. If you wear gloves, the patients will think that you think they're "dirty." :smilecoffeecup:
    I worked at a small long term care home (8 pts). The owner/operator was maybe 50. She thought I was stuck up for wearing gloves "just to clean up pee" Maybe, I should have given her less attitude considering the stance just a couple of decades ago.:spin: But come on-- That's just gross considering STDs, HepC, and God only knows what.
  3. by   supernurse65
    My class was the last class to actually "sit and write" boards in Indiana before everything went computerized (i believe) 1993

    I was scared to death that we would be the first class to sit for computer boards-I was scared to death of the "c" word (computer)

    WOW am I old.
    Oh yeah not skeered anymore!!
  4. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from jmeador
    ... That's just gross considering STDs, HepC, and God only knows what.

    No kidding! And then there was the doo doo under our fingernails... NO THANKS!
  5. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from supernurse65
    I was scared to death that we would be the first class to sit for computer boards-I was scared to death of the "c" word (computer)...
    Yeah, I was quite relieved when I heard they had changed over to that kind of testing, and that I had already taken the written and passed. Now I can't stay off the durn computer ...
    Last edit by Liddle Noodnik on Dec 18, '06 : Reason: Wasn't too clear, ya know?
  6. by   BoomerRN
    We spent two days in Cleveland Taking 6 tests. The 6th one, we were told, was a "test test". I took the boards in June, 1977 and learned the results in Sept., 1977. In the meantime while waiting to hear, I worked as a staff nurse at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital, which was a great place to work as a new nurse. We were placed in an "intern nurse" program for 3 months and had mentors which were around to help us. There were plenty of staff back then and you never felt like you were left on your own to do everything.
  7. by   NurseTino
    I am just blown away by some of the things you people are mentioning that we still do at our little hospital that have been done for years,of course we are a small "in the sticks" Hospital. but I cant wait to see what the next 10-20 years brings!
  8. by   RNOTODAY
    Quote from NurseTino
    I am just blown away by some of the things you people are mentioning that we still do at our little hospital that have been done for years,of course we are a small "in the sticks" Hospital. but I cant wait to see what the next 10-20 years brings!
    Come on, Im curious, like which ones?
  9. by   KJRN79
    OK, I only read the first two posts in this thread, and my mind is going "You mean we DON'T do that anymore? or that? or that? or that??????" Maybe I would want to go back to bedside nursing....
  10. by   TazziRN
    [QUOTE=judy ann;1972628I took boards in October and got results on January 20th. It was such a big thrill that I still remember the date.:spin:

    This is such fun--remembering the "good old days". I am now thinking they weren't so good! :spin:[/QUOTE]

    I took mine July 12, 1988....three hours away in Sacramento, and got the results September 12th!
  11. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    ...some of the newer nurses are asking if the 'young' nurses can maintain their partying ways.
  12. by   TazziRN
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    ...some of the newer nurses are asking if the 'young' nurses can maintain their partying ways.

    Yeah, it's been determined that I'm an old fogey who belongs on the couch with my walker nearby.
  13. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from TazziRN
    Yeah, it's been determined that I'm an old fogey who belongs on the couch with my walker nearby.
    My walker is still in the mail...but i am looking forward to testing out the HoverRound chair on warp speed.

    (I like to be prepared ahead of time)

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