Graduate Nurse vs Experienced Nurse
- 3Nov 16, '01 by betts"More Truth Than Humor"
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 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,
A graduate nurse will spend all day trying to reorient a patient.
An experienced nurse will chart the patient is disoriented and restrain
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 even want to hear 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
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.
- 4Dec 6, '01 by KIWIRNthe girls at work came up with a couple more:
A Graduate nurse measures everything carefully to the millilitre
An Experienced nurse can tell at one glance of the bedpan
A Graduate nurse asks the Dr what to do next
An Experienced nurse tells the Dr what to do nextLast edit by KIWIRN on Dec 6, '01
- 0May 18, '04 by RaphealA graduate nurse goes into great length to explain the test results- an experienced nurse knows too much knowledge is a dangerous thing.
A graduate nurse will page the doctor on Saturday for the family to speak to him. An experienced nurse will suggest the family call the doctor themselves.
A graduate nurse will panic when their psych patient develops atypical seizure symptoms- overhead paging the doctor stat! An experienced nurse will tell the patient "Stop that!" and watch the patient pause the seizure long enough to ask "Stop what?"