You know you are in nursing school when ctxt - page 8

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   Ali_Oop07
    You feel guilty for reading three pages of this thread!

    (with a test two weeks away)

    ~Ali
  2. by   barbiedee
    ....Call display is your # 1 friend.
    ....You resent your friends phoning "just to talk" ....don't they know you have to study? (obviously non nursing-student friends)
    ....Said friends start dropping like flies because you don't respond to their calls on the answering machine.
    and finally
    .....Your answering machine message reads "I'm probably up to my eyeballs in studying, so leave a message and I'll get back to you when, or IF, I take a break."
    (The above message is a direct quote from my answering machine...to verify call 555-4589! Just kidding about the phone number...the message is still real.):hatparty:
  3. by   lpn2b2006
    You know your a nursing student when:
    you are so tired and you go to pull off your pants..they won't go down..you realize they are jeans not scrubs and you have to unbutton them.

    After a full day of complaining that your ponytail is giving you a headache...you fall asleep with it still up.
  4. by   NurseFirst
    Quote from lpn2b2006
    You know your a nursing student when:
    you are so tired and you go to pull off your pants..they won't go down..you realize they are jeans not scrubs and you have to unbutton them.

    After a full day of complaining that your ponytail is giving you a headache...you fall asleep with it still up.
    The RN I was working with today had a headache, so I taught her the acupressure point I learned. One acupressure point for headaches is the spot between the metacarpal bone nearest your thumb and your thumb--right in that angle there. It should hurt a bit when you press it. Well, she tried it, both hands, and definitely felt better. I don't tend to get headaches so had never had much experience with it...FWIW...


    NurseFirst
  5. by   Aneroo
    [QUOTE=BSNin05...when you proudly wear the scrub pants you stole from the hospital you did your labor & delivery rotation at because it reminds you of the day you helped deliver your first baby.
    ...when you need to replace your bookbag because the shoulder straps have ...when it's February and you still have your Christmas decorations up, with no intentions of taking them down until spring break! :chuckle[/QUOTE]
    You mean you were able to put up Christmas decorations? lol... One of my main reasons was a new cat...didn't feel like picking up the tree every other day.
    And I still have the pair of scrubs I jacked from the hosptial. I was so excited because I got to wear real tennis shoes and scrubs all day instead of white. But mine are from the CABG I got to watch.

    So, you might be a nursing student if...
    You've ever used nursing tape on anything at home (Christmas presents?).
    The people in the Starbucks drive thru know you by name.
    CLeaning consists of doing laundry.
    You've turned your kitchen table into a desk.
    You've self-diagnosed yourself with every disease you've ever gone over. (Scary when I had the dreams I was going into labor this summer, while I was shopping...no, I'm not preggers, but had dreams I was when we went over labor and deliver...All I could think was "God help me when we do psych!"
  6. by   Aneroo
    You find yourself knocking on all doors, including the bathroom and your front door. Habits....

    When I had tonsilitis a few months ago, I wasn't really able to talk. I had note cards with my signs/symptoms and duration, pmhx, and meds I was taking on it....He knew right away (Are you in the medical field?).
    Last edit by Aneroo on Feb 9, '05
  7. by   no er holds
    1...in order to save time (and due to living almost 2 hours away from the clinical site) you cut your hair to "above the collar" in order to elimintate the time it takes to put it in a bun.
    2...you get excited over buying expensive white stockings that are guaranteed not to run.
    3...your husband asks you to "palpate his pelvis" because that's the only way you'll stop reading your med/surg book.
    4...you spend your day off napping and studying.
    5...you look at your kids and realize they have grown 6 inches in the last 6 months.
    6...the dog licks your face to wake you up because you fell asleep with your books in your lap...again.
    7...you can rattle of nursing diagnoses/interventions but can't remember when was the last time you COOKED dinner.
    8...when licensed nurses are asking if you've taken Boards yet because they want you to work on their floor.
  8. by   rn-2005
    Quote from stressgal
    You buy big, white, granny underwear in bulk for fear of not having a clean pair to wear under you attractive, thin, white scrub pants at clinical.

    You carry a bleach pen to remove coffee stains (from the 4am drive to clinicals) on those beautiful pants

    Your friends are planning a trip for spring break and you are planning on sleeping then getting a head start on next quarter's reading assignments.

    You pack more than one book bag for one day of classes because you cannot possibly fit everything you need in one.

    You own at least one backpack with wheels.

    Once a 4.0 student, your new motto is "C means Continue!"

    Beginning to talk to friends outside the nursing student circle and using slang like "...it prevents DNA replication of the virus", "the etiology is..", etc.
    At our school we use C=RN
  9. by   beautimouslove
    you know ur in nursing school when....

    Your sense of humor seems to get more "warped" each year.

    You know the phone numbers of every late night food delivery place in town by heart.

    You can only tell time with a 24 hour clock.

    Almost everything can seem humorous ... eventually.

    When asked, "What color is the patient's diarrhea?", you show them your shoes.

    Every time you walk, you make a rattling noise because of all the scissors and clamps in your pockets.


    You carry "spare" meds in your pocket

    You refuse to watch ER because it's too much like the real thing and triggers "flash backs."

    You've been telling stories in a restaurant and had someone at another table throw up.

    You notice that you use more four letter words now than before


    Every time someone asks you for a pen, you can find at least three of them on you.

    You don't get excited about blood loss ... unless it's your own.

    You've basted your Thanksgiving turkey with a Toomey syringe.

    Eating microwave popcorn out a clean bedpan is perfectly natural.

    You find yourself checking out other customer's arm veins in grocery waiting lines.


  10. by   tnstudentnurse
    Oh how I hate to admit the four letter word.

    It has slowly but surely increased in my vocabulary.
  11. by   wonderbee
    You find the four-letter word (the real bad one) escaping from your lips during a skills checkoff in the presence of your instructor.
  12. by   NurseFirst
    Quote from RNKittyKat
    You find the four-letter word (the real bad one) escaping from your lips during a skills checkoff in the presence of your instructor.
    Your instructor says the four-letter word under her breath while setting up your skills test!!!

    (happened to me, from an instructor I'd never heard anything like that pass her lips!!!)


    NurseFirst
  13. by   sierranic
    - By second semester you realize that the three alarm clocks you had are no longer waking you up, so you go out and buy two more!

    - Your dinnerware now consists of plastic silverware, plates, bowel, and cups!

    - You can't remember the color of your carpet.... cause you can't see it, you can't afford the 5 min it takes to vaccum

    - You seriously look into and apply at other colleges.... just in case you fail!

    - You no longer buy white socks with colored stripes for your spouse... you buy all white... because you don't have time to pick through the basket for their mate.... or you just leave them unmated and throw them in a drawer, or leave them in the basket

    - You start teaching your children at the age of 1, how to do the dishes, laundry and cleaning

    - After graduating, you finally get started on the spring cleaning from 2+ years ago.

    - You get a 78% on a test and scream with Joy!!

    - You leave clinical, sniffing yourself, wondering if you smell like the hospital

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