You know you are in nursing school when ctxt - page 9

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   NurseFirst
    Quote from sierranic
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    - You leave clinical, sniffing yourself, wondering if you smell like the hospital
    Better the hospital than some of the patients...or some of the things that come out of the patients!!!
  2. by   no er holds
    ...you panic when you can't find your stethoscope.
    ...you can rattle off indications and contraindications but can't remember your patient's name.
    ...when meeting someone outside of a hospital, you greet them with "Hi, my name is _______, and I'll be your student nurse for today!"
    ...the staff at Starbucks sees your study group coming in and has your drinks ready in less than 5 minutes (and there's a line out the door)!
  3. by   AKAKatydid
    Quote from sierranic
    - You leave clinical, sniffing yourself, wondering if you smell like the hospital
    No joke!! Before I started nursing school, I did my CNA clinicals on the GI floor!

    OMGGG!!! (I don't know how those techs could do it all day every day there)

    Thankfully, my clinicals now are in orthopedic... which is much friendlier to the nose!!
  4. by   Altra
    Quote from sierranic
    - After graduating, you finally get started on the spring cleaning from 2+ years ago.

    You mean I have to clean after graduation?? Boy, just when I was really starting to count down the days ...
  5. by   HappyNurse2005
    - After graduating, you finally get started on the spring cleaning from 2+ years ago.
    yeah, this May myhouse will finally get the deep clean it's been missing for the past 2 years!!
  6. by   kahumai
    [QUOTE=sierranic- 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 baske[/QUOTE]

    HaHa! Well, I don't wear the same socks as my BF (although it would be alot more helpful if I did! ), but I haven't mated socks since November!! They've been sitting in a pile in the corner of the bedroom, and believe me, there's not a clinical morning that has gone by when I haven't cussed myself out for leaving them there and making me attempt to find mates at 4:15 in the morning when it's dark out and I can't see them. Maybe I'll do it this summer....
  7. by   blue eyes
    Quote from no er holds

    7...you can rattle of nursing diagnoses/interventions but can't remember when was the last time you cooked dinner.


    i cook ... 8 minute meals only (pasta) and sometimes garlic bread heated in the microwave, if not 1 minute noodles.



    my only reason for coming home on the weekends is to either get a decent, nutritious meal at home or have my mum cook something for me to back to uni.:stone
    Last edit by blue eyes on Feb 14, '05
  8. by   no er holds
    Quote from blue eyes



    i cook ... 8 minute meals only (pasta) and sometimes garlic bread heated in the microwave, if not 1 minute noodles.



    my only reason for coming home on the weekends is to either get a decent, nutritious meal at home or have my mum cook something for me to back to uni.:stone
    :chuckle
    my husband and dtr finally gave up trying to get me to cook and wound up at everyone else's for dinner...when they would ask where i was, he would grumble "married to her nursing books"...they got fed alot!
  9. by   NurseBunky
    When you hear a friend or coworker say that their toe hurts and you assess them for gout.

    I did that the other day.

    When you use your coworker or friend's ailments to study for an exam.
  10. by   acgemt
    You know when you are in nursing school when...

    You go home to visit your family for the holidays and everyone asks you to take their blood pressure. Ugh...that is what a doctors appt. is for!!!
  11. by   ahsweeney
    When I was in nursing school, I was convinced my cat had "kitty colitis". The vet fit him in his schedule. Ended up the cat had hookworm and the vet told me to leave the nursing books to the patients, and leave the cat to him! :selfbonk: this was after I had called previously in a panic 'cuz I thought the cat had a prolapsed rectum!!! The cat was fine!!! It is amazing the tunnel vision you develop while in school. Just remember that this too will pass - you'll think you'll expire in the process, but it will pass. Oh yeah.....remember the boards test for minimum competency. Don't beat yourselves up trying to take ACLS, etc for the boards. Just keep telling yourself.....the boards test for minimum competency......... You all will do just fine. :icon_hug: :icon_hug:
  12. by   studentnurse74
    Your car is full of clothes, books, fast food trash- it looks like you're living out of it. Wait, you are.
  13. by   no er holds
    This is from my husband...he's a nurse, too!

    You know you are in nursing school when giving an enema to the prostate patient is referred to as "surf and TURP".

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