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  • May 18 '12

    ]Subject: Nurses aren't supposed to laugh........


    Nurses aren't supposed to laugh........

    "Of course I won't laugh," said the nurse. "I'm a professional. In over twenty years I've never laughed at a patient."

    "Okay then," said Fred, and he proceeded to drop his trousers, revealing the tiniest 'man thingy' the nurse had ever seen.
    Length and width, it couldn't have been bigger than a AAA battery. Unable to control herself, the nurse started giggling, then fell to the floor laughing.
    Five minutes later she was able to struggle to her feet and regain her composure.

    "I am so sorry," she said. "I don't know what came over me.
    On my honor as a nurse and a lady, I promise it won't happen again.
    Now, tell me, what seems to be the problem?"
    "It's swollen," Fred replied.
    She ran out of the room.

  • Feb 20 '12

    Nurses, here is a funny post on what people think nurses actually do It was shared on our facebook page, thought I'd share it here. Enjoy!



    Please click the like button if you enjoy this

  • Dec 3 '11

    Congratulations! Don't be shocked about doing well on the GED, just because you quit school early, doesn't mean you're not smart enough to succeed! I'm sure you did great on the math and science.

    Throw yourself a little celebration. Every step counts in this journey.

  • Nov 30 '11

    It sounds like you have a lot of issues going on with this. You don't like all the negativity on this site, but your post is full of all the negatives you percieve about nursing: poop, shaving, your age, the finanaces, your confusion about the pre-reqs, etc. etc.

    All of these concerns are not only going to hold you back in starting nursing school, just wait til you get into nursing school and you have to study your behind off without a break, figure things out on your own, shave, and do numerous clinical rotations where you will do nothing but clean up poop.

    All in preparation for a job that will revolve around poop, not having breaks, figuring stuff out on your own, confoming to other people's demands regarding your professional presentation, and making not a whole lot of money at all doing it -- if you are fortunate enough to even find a job.

    The positives that you percieve -- that it's a good paying job and you'll be able to move up through the ranks quickly, are actually not true at all.

    Yes, you will be in a helping profession and you will help other people, but you will also have to make a lot of personal sacrifices to do it, and you don't seem to be ready for that right now.

    I think if you really want to do this you are going to have to commit 100% to coping with the negatives, throw yourself into that for the cause, and see how you cope with all the bad stuff before you take on massive amounts of debt to prepare for a job that you do not, at the moment, seem to be emotionally prepared for.

  • Nov 30 '11

    Sir, at 27 you still have a lot of things to learn. So you are "not willing to shave" to be a CNA, but you would do it to get into nursing school? And you can't do poop as a CNA but you would be willing to "deal with it" as a nurse?

    And you want your advice positive and uplifting?
    You certainly have a lot of rules.
    Well here goes. I am positive that should you get into nursing school they will not let you make your own rules. Don't you know that nursing schools are dictator ships, and they don't let the students dictate the rules?

    I am positive that you want to spend more time on the computer than working.

    May I uplift to you that in my nursing career, I have pushed adenocard enough to make a patient have a flat line this long: __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ____________________(or longer) but many, many more times than that I have mopped poop.

    Oh, and you need something that let's you help others and travel? Airline host?

    The world is sexist, need for LPNs is dwindling, and the list of endless excuses.

    Here is my uplifting advice. Get a job. You can think about your choices, options, and needs while you are working? And stop looking down your nose at people who have service jobs. If you had started working at Burger King when you were 17 years old, stuck with it, and applied yourself, you could own a franchise by now.

    Do I feel your pain? I don't. I am on my way to work to watch people who work for a living, some have 2-3 jobs and would give anything to have had the opportunities you have had.
    i.e college twice.

    Do you think they like mopping poop? They do not. Does it "feel right"? I don't think so; it never has for me, but I still do it.
    Seriously, I do not think you are cut out for nursing.

  • Nov 30 '11

    OMG. You may be 27 but you still have a lot of growing up to do. If you're not willing to part with facial hair, forget nursing. You'll have to part with a lot of other things.....like that ego that's getting in the way. Just go and start general courses and maybe while you're doing those two years, a lightbulb will appear.

  • Nov 30 '11

    Quote from DixieRedHead
    Here is my uplifting advice. Get a job. You can think about your choices, options, and needs while you are working? And stop looking down your nose at people who have service jobs. If you had started working at Burger King when you were 17 years old, stuck with it, and applied yourself, you could own a franchise by now.
    I agree with this. I know someone who started working at a mall store while in college, worked her way up and by the time she finished college, she made more money working in retail than the college degree job. She now is a regional store manager for a large toy corporation.

    I would recommend you going for the emt first as I think that'd be fairly quick and then you could examine your options.

  • Nov 30 '11


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