Difference between a graduate nurse & a experienced nurse
- 20May 19, '12 by GitanoRN Guidethe don where i work send this to me via e-mail, wanted to share...
a graduate nurse throws up when the patient does.
an experienced nurse calls housekeeping when a patient throws up
a graduate nurse wears so many pins on their name badge you can't read it.
an experienced nurse doesn't wear a name badge for liability reasons
a graduate nurse charts too much.
an experienced nurse doesn't chart enough.
a graduate nurse loves to run to codes.
an experienced nurse makes graduate nurses run to codes.
a graduate nurse wants everyone to know they are a nurse.
an experienced nurse doesn't want anyone to know they are a nurse.
a graduate nurse keeps detailed notes on a pad.
an experienced nurse writes on the back of their hand, paper scraps, napkins, etc.
a graduate nurse will spend all day trying to reorient a patient.
an experienced nurse will chart the patient is disoriented and restrain them.
a graduate nurse can hear a beeping i-med at 50 yards.
an experienced nurse can't hear any alarms at any distance.
a graduate nurse loves to hear abnormal heart and breath sounds.
an experienced nurse doesn't want to know about them unless the patient is symptomatic.
a graduate nurse spends 2 hours giving a patient a bath.
an experienced nurse lets the cna give the patient a bath.
a graduate nurse thinks people respect nurses.
an experienced nurse knows everybody blames everything on the nurse.
a graduate nurse looks for blood on a bandage hoping they will get to change it.
an experienced nurse knows a little blood never hurt anybody.
a graduate nurse looks for a chance "to work with the family."
an experienced nurse avoids the family.
a graduate nurse expects meds and supplies to be delivered on time.
an experienced nurse expects them to never be delivered at all.
a graduate nurse will spend days bladder training an incontinent patient.
an experienced nurse will insert a foley catheter.
a graduate nurse always answers their phone.
an experienced nurse checks their caller id before answering the phone.
a graduate nurse thinks psych patients are interesting.
an experienced nurse thinks psych patients are crazy.
a graduate nurse carries reference books in their bag.
an experienced nurse carries magazines, lunch, and some "cough syrup" in their bag.
a graduate nurse doesn't find this funny.
an experienced nurse does.
- 1May 20, '12 by KelRN215, BSN, RNThis is my favorite one: "An experienced nurse doesn't want anyone to know they are a nurse." Soooo true. My mother always feels the need to go meet my neighbors when she's over my house and tell them I'm a nurse and every time she does it, I'm thinking "what are you doing?"
Close runner up: "A Graduate Nurse expects meds and supplies to be delivered on time.
An experienced nurse expects them to never be delivered at all."
Yup, when I worked in the hospital and people would complain about medications being 2 hours late from pharmacy, I'd just say, "Suzy, you are expecting too much." And yes, I am a little jaded.
- 1May 20, '12 by whichone'spinkHahahahahaha. I am a graduate nurse (haven't taken NCLEX yet), and I still find this funny. Hell, I find myself more like the experienced nurse at times. I cover my name badge at work, I don't always like telling people I am a nurse, I know people don't generally respect nurses, and I found this funny as hell.