Object that Represents Nursing?

  1. 0 Hey guys, my NPI instructed our class to bring an object that represents Nursing... it cannot be something very obvious (stethoscope, text books, bandages, etc), any suggestions? Thanks!
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  3. Visit  Illmatic} profile page

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  4. Visit  Sparrow91} profile page
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    I would bring a candle, as nurses we "shine a light" on the needs of our patients. It is also a reminder of Florence Nightingale, also known as "the lady with the lamp".
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  5. Visit  Nurse2b7337} profile page
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    I would bring a heart of some sort. You can hand draw or bring a picture of one....
  6. Visit  Lauraash} profile page
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    My director of nursing is always talking about the old "little golden books". They have one called nurse Nancy.
  7. Visit  melizerd} profile page
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    If you're religious a Bible might be a good idea. There are a lot of patients that ask for readings.

    For me personally I would bring a star. I have found stars to pop up for me in a lot of weird places and have become my "thing".
  8. Visit  SummitRN} profile page
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    I'd just bring my coffee mug.
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  9. Visit  CountryMomma} profile page
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    A back brace? I kid!

    If I were tasked with this assignment, I would probably bring a stethoscope (personal connection between my Grandma and nursing) or see if I can find a nurse's cap.

    Will you please share what you chose to bring?
  10. Visit  llg} profile page
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    A lamp is the obvious choice -- since it is the "official" symbol of our profession.

    But on a more personal level ... I would bring something related to one of the following themes:

    1. Knowledge, information, etc. representing that nursing is based on knowledge. It's is a "learned" profession as well as a technical one.
    2. Something related to nursing history -- representing the legacy of those who have come before us, established our profession, and gave us principles to follow.
    3. Something related to service to mankind -- past, present, and future. Evolving service.

    If I could find something that related to all of those themes together, that is what I would bring. -- Eg. a great book or picture depicting an older generation of nurses teaching a younger generation of nurses.
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  11. Visit  HouTx} profile page
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    Hmm - I personally think that the most important thing that a nurse does is to safeguard the patient while they are in such a scary and potentially hostile environment (organized healthcare). We are vigilant - preventing errors; watching for changes that may indicate complications or additional problems; alerting physicians so that they can intervene promptly...... etc.

    So, I am kinda torn between symbols - lifeboat? lighthouse? definitely something that would indicate "safe passage".. or for those who are more action oriented, some sort of warrior figure? -- "Ninja nurse" Hey, I like that one.
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  12. Visit  CT Pixie} profile page
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    Hands. We lay healing hands on our patients. The power of touch.
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  13. Visit  Esme12} profile page
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    Hmm - I personally think that the most important thing that a nurse does is to safeguard the patient while they are in such a scary and potentially hostile environment (organized healthcare). We are vigilant - preventing errors; watching for changes that may indicate complications or additional problems; alerting physicians so that they can intervene promptly...... etc.

    So, I am kinda torn between symbols - lifeboat? lighthouse? definitely something that would indicate "safe passage".. or for those who are more action oriented, some sort of warrior figure? -- "Ninja nurse" Hey, I like that one.
    I would bring a heart, a hand,and I life preserver. For caring, the hand that heals and that we save lives.


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