Difference between a graduate nurse & a experienced nurse - page 2

the don where i work send this to me via e-mail, wanted to share... differences... a graduate nurse throws up when the patient does. an experienced nurse calls housekeeping when a... Read More

  1. by   PacoUSA
    Is it possible to be a hybrid new grad experienced nurse right out of the gate? I seem to be a little of both
  2. by   One1
    Quote from gitanorn
    an experienced nurse doesn't wear a name badge for liability reasons
  3. by   HGTVrn33
    I have to disagree....with one of the above mentioned for the experienced nurse lol. Not only can the experienced nurse hear an alarm they can hear an alarm around the corner down the hall and know if it's bed A or B. Just my personal experience with an experienced nurse. She had the ears of a dog! Of course everyone will not find this funny, that's why there are countless other threads to be read on this wonderful forum. I am still cracking up.
  4. by   Spidey's mom
    I've seen this before - but it was titled New Nurse - Experienced Nurse.

    Maybe the title "Graduate Nurse" plays into the old RN - AA Degree - BSN Degree - MSN Degree nurse argument. And that can cheese people off.

    It was funny.
  5. by   ICU_JOSIE
    Thanks for sharing .... : P
  6. by   BlueDevil,DNP
    Love it. And if it weren't true it wouldn't be funny, and it wouldn't irk people, lol.
  7. by   diva rn
    I too, have seen this before....it was funny then and hilarious now...I would imagine those that left the "that's not funny" comments are either prenursing students, students, first year nurses.....or just have no freakin sense of humor (and I certainly wouldn't want to work with any of them)

    To do what we do every day and do it well, we have to have a sense of humor and laugh...especially in the high tension areas like trauma, ER and the ICU's!

    the d
  8. by   Ruby Vee
    i think it's funny -- and so true! (and i graduated in 1977.)
  9. by   nurseprnRN
    hyperbole, ladies and gentlemen. exaggeration for effect.

    (this old broad loves it) (and i graduated before ruby vee, nyah, nyah!)
  10. by   rn/writer
    i'm an experienced nurse, and i don't find it funny.

    i find it hilarious!
  11. by   MadpeysRN
    An experienced nurse doesn't chart enough.
    An experienced nurse will chart the patient is disoriented and restrain them.
    An experienced nurse can't hear any alarms at any distance.
    An experienced nurse doesn't want to know about them unless the patient is symptomatic.
    An experienced nurse avoids the family.
    An experienced nurse will insert a Foley catheter.
    An experienced nurse does.

    these are funny? Kind of concerning if you ask me.
    Last edit by MadpeysRN on May 20, '12 : Reason: because
  12. by   Harp123
    I find this hilarious.
  13. by   Dixielee
    Some of you guys need to lighten up! Taking this seriously will cause you to stroke out. I thought it was hysterical! I could see myself in both situations (i.e. I can still remember when I was a new grad), and I think it is on target! To quote my hero, Foghorn Leghorn, "it's a joke son, it's a joke"!