You know you are in nursing school when ctxt - page 6

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   SarasotaRN2b
    :chuckle :chuckle thank you! this is a great thread and i especially loved this post. thanks rnkittykat!

    kris (mom to two cats)

    Quote from rnkittykat
    you know you're a nursing student when:

    the cat starts looking like a good substitute for a newborn for practicing your newborn assessment.
  2. by   LPNstudent03275
    Quote from wms
    You know you are a mom in nursing school when..

    You assess your baby's diaper for color, size and consistency

    You have a "no blood, no foul" rule for every arguement between your two and four yr olds.

    When said two and four yr olds are bored, you give them makeshift waterguns out of old practice syringes (without the needle of course)

    When you know that a spiked temp can be brought down with alternating doses of tylenol and motrin and a cool bath, and you actually try this before calling the pediatrician at 3am

    Of course by the time you do call the pediatrician, you are convinced that they have every incurable disease that you learned in lecture that week and you tell all of these concerns to the pediatrician at 3:30am

    When you have to change from your really cool flared, low-waisted scrub pants and the adorable scrub top that you wore into work that day, into the dreaded see-thru white pants, and scrub shirt with the giant school emblam on it letting everyone know that you are still "just" a student. (And of course, you are doing this in your car while listening to lecture, going through your care plan in your head, stuffing something in your mouth that at least kinda looks like food, and praying that the guy in the car next to you is admiring your determination to succeed and not your Victoria's Secret miracle bra!!)

    I can totally agree with this one. Especially when you can call the pediatricians office and rattle off all the interventions, lung sounds, vital signs and every other peice of assessment material you have learned!!
  3. by   LPNstudent03275
    Quote from jennielynn
    You know you're a nursing student when:


    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!
    Had to inform my children that they are not to get sick over the next two weeks!! Med-Surg, Nutrition and Growth finals!! For some reason, they looked at me funny...
  4. by   LPNstudent03275
    These were hillarious! I often wonder how I am going to make it through another week and hope that the crockpot still works and my family remembers who I am when all is said and done!!
  5. by   sblanchet
    Quote from lindymarie
    You and another student are hiding in a pt. bathroom squeezing urine out of your shoe for an I&O because the urinal was knocked off of the bed rail. The instructor catches you, informs you the results will not be accurate. By the way, she walked out of the room laughing and shaking her head.
    I remember having to insert a foley for the first time. Anxious, heart racing, but I was ready. This was the VERY olden days when each piece of equipment was in separate packages, patient was placed on a bedpan and cleansed with soap and water. I waited and waited for my instructor, my patient all washed already, and the instructor forgot to come! So here is this poor woman, me like an idiot making her stay there with her legs apart for who knows how long! It was horrible. Then when the instructor did finally come in, she moved the table on which I had all my equipment to the bottom of the bed for some unknown reason, leaving me to reach quite a distance all the while trying to remain sterile. What a nightmare!
  6. by   vanadium71
    These are HILARIOUS. I got a lot of good laughs. I think everyone has it pretty well covered.:chuckle
  7. by   PacuRNinAK
    You all make me feel sane...here I was thinking it was just me..you have me laughing when I need it most!



    ADN RN student
  8. by   Titiana
    When you open your book bag to look for a pen and you have 100 alcohol pads, 5 syringes, 4x4s, an abd pad, hand lotion.... all from the hospital. (I just looked in my bag, lol)

    when you have one book that weighs 9 lbs by itself.

    when you go in your bathroom and your toothbrush is one that came in plastic wrap from the hopital.
  9. by   Nursingangel
    You know you are a nursing student when
    ---you have diagnosed every strange person in your extended family with some type of pysh disorder.

    ---and your 12 yr old child ask you if you are ever going to be able to play video games with him again.

    ---and when you can tell anyone and everyone how meny days left untill graduation down to the min.

    "Just 127 days, 8 hrs, and 18 mins left until I am free to panic about boards, not finals!!"
  10. by   cop2nurse
    [QUOTE=RNKittyKat

    ...your mailbox has an invitation from every branch of the armed forces to be all that you can be as one of their nurses. Then you realize that you can't be all that you can be because you're too old.



    Now THAT is funny (but so true!) :chuckle
  11. by   kenni
    you have't seen your friends since summer/winter break, and when you call they forgot who you were.
    you try to get drunk every night during the summer/winter break, knowing it won't happen again for a while.:chuckle
  12. by   kenni
    tired r/t nursing school AMB sleeping all weekend on the couch.
  13. by   beautimouslove
    [QUOTE=Titiana]When you open your book bag to look for a pen and you have 100 alcohol pads, 5 syringes, 4x4s, an abd pad, hand lotion.... all from the hospital. (I just looked in my bag, lol)

    when you have one book that weighs 9 lbs by itself.

    when you go in your bathroom and your toothbrush is one that came in plastic wrap from the hopital.[/QUOTE

    My Med-Surg book weighs 15 lbs. NO CRAP ! one book, not the study guide and note-book i have to take c it. UGGGG

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