You know you are in nursing school when ctxt - page 5

Lets start a fun thread that describes a nursing students way of life. For examply always broke but gotta have those drug cards. stuff like that You know you are in nursing school when ....... Read More

  1. by   Altra
    Quote from BSNin05
    ...when you have actually used "related to" and "as evidenced by" in normal conversation.
    Good one! That's when you know you've crossed over to the dark side & there's no going back ...

    Here's my latest: when you argue the merits of one antibiotic vs. another with your kid's pediatrician.
    Last edit by Altra on Feb 7, '05
  2. by   RainDreamer
    When you're studying hard for an exam, sitting in your chair for hours and hours .... then you realize your legs are kinda numb and tingly, so you jump up and walk around, taking a break because you don't want to get a deep vein thrombosis

    (I'm seriously nuts huh?!)
  3. by   studentnurse74
    When your dh learns for the first time in 7 years of marriage how to find himself his own dinner....
  4. by   wonderbee
    You know you're a nursing student when:

    the cat starts looking like a good substitute for a newborn for practicing your newborn assessment.
  5. by   Fraggle
    Quote from RainDreamer
    When you're studying hard for an exam, sitting in your chair for hours and hours .... then you realize your legs are kinda numb and tingly, so you jump up and walk around, taking a break because you don't want to get a deep vein thrombosis

    (I'm seriously nuts huh?!)
    If so, then I am crazy too! Whenever that happens, I get up and walk around thinking "I am not going to get a dvt!"
  6. by   cnolan
    You know your a nursing student when you can whip off a care plan in about two minutes- three diagnoses, two goals a piece, three interventions and rationales for each goal, and evaluate the goals- all off the top of your head.

    You know your a nursing student when your online conversations start being unnundated with "r/t", or "d/t", and extra nursing slang.

    ~*Charity*~
    ASN Semester 4/4 U.Pitt-Brad
    Bring on graduation, baby!
  7. by   CNM-to-be
    Quote from stressgal
    Once a 4.0 student, your new motto is "C means Continue!"
    :chuckle LOL!

    Here are a few...
    -when you actually know what the definition of "etiology" is
    -when you go into a pt's room to give your first injection and the pt says, "have you ever given a shot before?" and you reply, "sure, lots of times...in lab!."
    -when your kids run away from you when they see you w/ your stethoscope after having been the subject of many, many assessments during the first semester
    -when your house is not company-ready
    -when you actually will waste the time debating w/ your classmates about which is better- computer vs. paper charting
    -when you introduce yourself to a manikin
  8. by   NurseFirst
    Quote from CNM-to-be
    :chuckle LOL!

    Here are a few...
    -when you actually know what the definition of "etiology" is

    uh...is that, ahem, knowing the etiology of etiology ?:roll
  9. by   jennielynn
    You know you're a nursing student when:

    You can discuss poop, puke and blood--all over a delicious lunch!!!:uhoh21:

    Your husband has to hurt himself--just to get your attention.

    Weekends off are basically no different than homeschooling yourself!:chuckle

    Dinner has turned into whatever the microwave can cook the fastest.

    Cleaning??? oh, you must mean running your hands along the tables to remove the 6 inches of dust.

    Laundy is the only thing that gets done---white uniforms have now become a priority.

    You try to explain to your vomiting child that today just "isn't a good day" to be sick! You then start scheduling sick days for them!

    Walking to the mailbox each day has now become your scheduled workout!!
  10. by   smiles13
    When...

    You go out to dinner with non-nursing friends and realize you have nothing to talk about because their faces start to turn green when you tell them about your day

    You hear your phone or alarm beep in your home and you look for which call light is going off

    You read your pharmacology book to induce sleep

    You use your books to weight lift

    A nap is your sleep for the night

  11. by   Chad_KY_SRNA
    Your car looks like a garbage can at a food court.
  12. by   LilPeanut
    You cheerfully tell your waiter as you study during dinner which cuts of steak come from which muscles and where they are on the human body. Then add cheerfully, "It really does look the same in the cadaver as the cow!"
  13. by   beautimouslove
    when you...
    heat up pizza from the night before in the microwave for 1 min. and think it takes way too long.

    when you...
    come to a student nurse forum just to feel sane. answering the question 'yes, there are others like me so i must be mentally stable'.

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