Experienced Nurse vs. Graduate Nurse - page 2

A Graduate Nurse throws up when the patient does....An Experienced nurse calls housekeeping when a pt. throws up A Graduate Nurse wears so many pins on their name tag you can't read it....An... Read More

  1. by   NurseRachet
    AMEN to the response - boy, have we all heard that response before!
  2. by   NAYRN98
    I AM NEW TO THIS GROUP...BUT LET ME TELL YOU I HAVEN'T LAUGHED SO HARD IN I DON'T KNOW WHEN. I GRADUATED IN '98, SO I AM BECOMING MORE AND MORE THE "EXPERIENCED NURSE" AND DOING THOSE THING THE "EXPERIENCED NURSE" DOES....BUT WOW SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY, I WAS THE NEWBIE AND ALL THOSE NEWBIE TRAITS WERE RIGHT ON THE MARK.

    RENEE
  3. by   NAYRN98
    I AM NEW TO THIS GROUP...BUT LET ME TELL YOU I HAVEN'T LAUGHED SO HARD IN I DON'T KNOW WHEN. I GRADUATED IN '98, SO I AM BECOMING MORE AND MORE THE "EXPERIENCED NURSE" AND DOING THOSE THING THE "EXPERIENCED NURSE" DOES....BUT WOW SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY, I WAS THE NEWBIE AND ALL THOSE NEWBIE TRAITS WERE RIGHT ON THE MARK.

    RENEE
  4. by   hippychickrn
    another one that might be considered:
    a graduate nurse dc's a foley the second she/he receives the order. an experienced nurse waits until the end of her shift.
  5. by   Dplear
    Hippy.....oh so true.....
  6. by   Don
    Originally posted by Dplear
    One other thing to go in this group....

    A Graduate Nurse believes the lab when they call and tell you the speciman clotted off....an Experienced nurse knows that the lab either lost the speciman or left it out so long they could not use it.:cool:
    -I just had to reply to this. I have worked in a hematology lab for ten years and am a medical technologist as well as an R.N. BSN. In the lab we often use blood from purple tops a few days old as internal controls for the instruments. Purple tops have EDTA in them that when mixed properly will chelate the calcium in the blood so it won't clot, no calcium no clot. The notion of blood clotting because the hem. lab did not run it fast enough is based on ignorance and is obsured. You never got to learn this in nursing school. I have been through both schools and nursing schools don't teach jack about the lab tubes. Blood often clots when it is not promptly mixed in a purple top. And by the way I have dropped one tube in the last decade where it broke. There was enough blood left in the tube to run all of the tests.
    -Don M.T. R.N
  7. by   TriciaRN
    Originally posted by hippychickrn
    another one that might be considered:
    a graduate nurse dc's a foley the second she/he receives the order. an experienced nurse waits until the end of her shift.
    You are so right, LOL. Good one! :-)
  8. by   ANNA HALL
    As a 20+ veteran of the nursing wars, it brought a great laugh after a hard day at the office. Keep up the good work.
  9. by   darjamman
    A new nurse gives a laxative/ enema as soon as she comes on, an experienced nurse waits til the end of her shift.
  10. by   ubcnme
    Oh yeah, I can definitely relate and also remember those things I did as a new grad...and now relate to the "experienced nurse"...so true, so true. Thanks for a great laugh! And, Don, chill out...these are only jokes!
  11. by   lynnern
    When I first read the topic - Graduate vs Experienced - I thought hmmmm, is that an ADN or BSN Graduate or an MSN Graduate!
    I am in Graduate school for my ARNP and found this hysterical. Thanks for the laughter
  12. by   ok-rn
    An experienced nurse will wager on how high the blood alcohol is going to be, or what the drug screen is positive for while the graduate nurse is busy trying to find someplace to send the patient for rehab.
  13. by   MistiJ
    Originally posted by ok-rn
    An experienced nurse will wager on how high the blood alcohol is going to be, or what the drug screen is positive for while the graduate nurse is busy trying to find someplace to send the patient for rehab.
    The rule we use is to multiply what they said they had for alcohol consumption by 3...anyone else use this?

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