You know you're a male RN when...... - page 7

It's about time for a new thread to breathe life into this tired forum..... Here we go! You know you're a male RN when: - You constantly complain to coworkers that your scrubs are too... Read More

  1. by   mcknis
    You know you're a male nurse when...
    - you are part of the "girls."
    - the message board in the bathroom is "designed" for the girls when they are going to do their business, but it is towards your back when you are doing yours'. (then the NM hollers at you for not reading the bulletin board, but it is difficult when you are looking at the board while missing the target when peeing. Then the NM hollers at me for getting the bathroom contaminated with my urine. The gall!)
    - you realize the female MDs/interns/med students are so hott but you can't say anything about it because the other female nurses will find a reason to call them skanks.
    - you have to act as the big/little brother and tell one of the young female nurses to stay away from flirting with the doctor who is MARRIED.
    - there are so many more to choose from, but you guys have already hit on so many.
  2. by   2bNurseNickStat
    ...You wished you had a dollar for every time a little old lady said, "Are you studying to be a doctor?"

    ...At the beginning of Football season you suddenly grow very religious and need every Sunday off

    ...You go to change a patient and they look at you and say, "YOU are going to clean me up?"

    ...You have an 5 patient assignment but know every patient on the floor because you have helped moved every single one of them up in bed.

    ...Your phone is constantly ringing with people asking, "Equipment X broke, do you know how to fix it?"

    ...You've hit your head numerous times on the traction bars attached to the beds.

    ...You've wasted hours of time looking for Large gloves in patient's rooms

    ...You are afraid of being attacked leaving work by all the male patient's you've been "asked" to put foleys in.

    ...You've heard too many stories from patients that start with, "I had a MALE nurse when I had my..."

    ...You have mild PTSD from your postpartum rotation with flashbacks of your insructor and you standing in a bathroom with your nude patient, your instructor grabbing the pad from the patient and holding it up to you, saying, "This is MODERATE Rubra".

    ...You get excited whenever you are in the male nursing forum on allnurses.com and see that your feelings are shared and universal...
  3. by   donsterRN
    Quote from NurseNickStat
    ...You wished you had a dollar for every time a little old lady said, "Are you studying to be a doctor?"

    ...At the beginning of Football season you suddenly grow very religious and need every Sunday off

    ...You go to change a patient and they look at you and say, "YOU are going to clean me up?"

    ...You have an 5 patient assignment but know every patient on the floor because you have helped moved every single one of them up in bed.

    ...Your phone is constantly ringing with people asking, "Equipment X broke, do you know how to fix it?"

    ...You've hit your head numerous times on the traction bars attached to the beds.

    ...You've wasted hours of time looking for Large gloves in patient's rooms

    ...You are afraid of being attacked leaving work by all the male patient's you've been "asked" to put foleys in.

    ...You've heard too many stories from patients that start with, "I had a MALE nurse when I had my..."

    ...You have mild PTSD from your postpartum rotation with flashbacks of your insructor and you standing in a bathroom with your nude patient, your instructor grabbing the pad from the patient and holding it up to you, saying, "This is MODERATE Rubra".

    ...You get excited whenever you are in the male nursing forum on allnurses.com and see that your feelings are shared and universal...
    Ain't THAT the truth!
  4. by   ♪♫ in my ♥
    Don't you just hate it when you type something that seems funny at the time and then in very poor taste in retrospect?
    Last edit by ♪♫ in my ♥ on Jul 14, '08
  5. by   DLO, BSN, RN
    Not an RN-- yet, but I am a LVN.

    How about this... . A group of female nurses are talking about girl problems and turn around to tell you, "Sorry, I know this is probably grossing you out". Funny thing is I hear it enough that it doesn't even phase me anymore.

    Or this. You're a big guy, you can help us lift Mrs. So-and-So. My reply, I may be big (I'm 5'11, 230), but that doesn't necessarily mean I'm strong.


    :-P


    Dave
  6. by   Pat_Pat RN
    You are always blamed for any drops of liquid on the toilet seat.

    [despite the fact that the toilets flush wth enough force to not only splash on the seat, but flush a body]
  7. by   Patrick57
    I would much rather wear "rumpled pajamas" than wear a *******' shirt and tie for eight, nine, ten hours a day, like I have been for the past 20 or so years!
  8. by   mcknis
    Quote from NurseNickStat
    ...You wished you had a dollar for every time a little old lady said, "Are you studying to be a doctor?"

    ...At the beginning of Football season you suddenly grow very religious and need every Sunday off

    ...You go to change a patient and they look at you and say, "YOU are going to clean me up?"

    ...You have an 5 patient assignment but know every patient on the floor because you have helped moved every single one of them up in bed.

    ...Your phone is constantly ringing with people asking, "Equipment X broke, do you know how to fix it?"

    ...You've hit your head numerous times on the traction bars attached to the beds.

    ...You've wasted hours of time looking for Large gloves in patient's rooms

    ...You are afraid of being attacked leaving work by all the male patient's you've been "asked" to put foleys in.

    ...You've heard too many stories from patients that start with, "I had a MALE nurse when I had my..."

    ...You have mild PTSD from your postpartum rotation with flashbacks of your insructor and you standing in a bathroom with your nude patient, your instructor grabbing the pad from the patient and holding it up to you, saying, "This is MODERATE Rubra".

    ...You get excited whenever you are in the male nursing forum on allnurses.com and see that your feelings are shared and universal...
    Nick, we know exactly how ya feel man, but about the foley thing, I have had the same experience when the psych nurses call you because they need the guys to help hold down another victim... I love coming here and hearing what others go through! It is just great!
  9. by   krazykev
    This is a very funny thread! Thanks guys!
  10. by   SteveNNP
    Quote from Patrick57
    I would much rather wear "rumpled pajamas" than wear a *******' shirt and tie for eight, nine, ten hours a day, like I have been for the past 20 or so years!
    Heh, I come home from work, shower, and put a clean pair of scrub pants on to sleep in. There's just no beating wearing soft, breathable, nonconstrictive, easily washable clothes to work...
  11. by   2bNurseNickStat
    I too put my scrubs on when I get home Steve...to relax, to mow the lawn, to go grocery shopping! And then best type of scrubs...the ones they tube up from the OR when you have something all over you usual garb. You "accidently" forget to give them back and are seen wearing them by the neighbors when you go to get the mail with a cup of coffee in your hand in the morning...
  12. by   DanFNP
    I've been known to wear scrub bottoms to the grocery store. Not trying to sound like a pig, but they are a chick magnet. The smiles multiply greatly from ladies. Sure, they probably think im a neurosurgeon...but I'll take it.
  13. by   SteveNNP
    Quote from DanFNP
    I've been known to wear scrub bottoms to the grocery store. Not trying to sound like a pig, but they are a chick magnet. The smiles multiply greatly from ladies. Sure, they probably think im a neurosurgeon...but I'll take it.
    Either that, or the smiles are from seeing your pink-heart boxers through the scrub fabric...

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