You know you've been a nurse too long when... - page 6

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You know you've been a nurse too long when you can't enjoy a movie because of the half minute of CPR compressions only being given at about 50 per minute, with bent arms and there's a flat line on the monitor DURING the... Read More


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    Quote from ToothFairy(5)
    You've been a nurse too long when you catch yourself saying to a new grad, " I remember back when we wore all white and ironed our caps."
    Uh oh...That's me!
    We also washed and starched our own caps, and wore these thick white stockings with our uniforms, no matter how hot it was!
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    The person next to you on the train coughs and you say "please cover your mouth" without even thinking.
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    You hear someone cough in public and think to yourself, "hmm, they sound wet".

    You dream about work all night (patient dies while assignment is spread out on two floors) and then wake up, thinking you are late for work... on your day off.
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    Any time you sign your name you automatically put "RN" & the date/time after it, especially when tired after a long shift, I did this at the DMV and had to do it over.

    Here in L.A., my co workers and I used to try and guess which SSRI/NRI/benzo the plastic-surgeried ladies we saw on the street were on, "she totally has Zoloft face. OMG, that blonde one has Xanax eyes. Lookit, Paxil face AND fresh Botox!"

    Carry box of gloves in car in case of Good Samaritan situation. And I sometimes try to log on my computer at home with my work logon.
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    ...when you hear someone cough in the store and you say, "Good cough, do it again."
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    Quote from mclennan
    Any time you sign your name you automatically put "RN" & the date/time after it, especially when tired after a long shift, I did this at the DMV and had to do it over.

    Carry box of gloves in car in case of Good Samaritan situation. And I sometimes try to log on my computer at home with my work logon.
    OMG, I have done all that, have a box of gloves and a face/mouth guard in case I need to do CPR somewhere. LOL
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    Quote from meanmaryjean
    You scream at the TV "Pull the d@mned side rails up!" every time a hospital scene is played.

    I scream at the TV all the time! It must drive my hubby crazy. Ha ha.
    Bedrails down, inaccurate details, Drs shouting orders while nurses scurry away to do their bidding, and over-sexualization of female nurses drive me nuts!
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    You have no problem eating salsa out of a k-basin when there is nothing else around.
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    Quote from lisajtrn
    You have no problem eating salsa out of a k-basin when there is nothing else around.
    I apply this to cereal
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    when you find yourself wanting to move so far away from everyone. Buying Alaska and wishing it was me moving and dealing with the grizzly bears instead of people on a daily basis. I used to love my fellow human beings...really!
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