What's the difference between a graduate nurse and an experienced nurse? - page 2

Fill in the blanks... Use the following template: A Graduate Nurse _______________________________. An experienced nurse _______________________________. I'll start it out with...... Read More

  1. by   Joe N635DC
    A Graduate Nurse wants a job.
    An experienced nurse has a job.


    -tha truth
  2. by   determined2doit
    Quote from Joe V
    Fill in the blanks...

    Use the following template:

    A Graduate Nurse _______________________________.
    An experienced nurse _______________________________.


    I'll start it out with...

    A Graduate Nurse spends 3 hours giving a patient a bath.
    An experienced nurse gets the CNA to give the patient a bath.

    Now, add yours below.
    A Graduate Nurse _swears that they know EVERYTHING and they have the LATEST evidence based practice_.
    An experienced nurse knows that they can NEVER do nursing alone and needs to remain open minded with EVERYTHING in order to apply evidence based practices!!!!!
  3. by   NutmeggeRN
    A graduate nurse thinks their formal education is over

    An experienced nurse knows that it never ends...
  4. by   mixyRN
    A graduate nurse dreams of the day she can take a lunch break.
    An experienced nurse could take a nap at her lunch break if given the chance.
  5. by   Esme12
    Quote from nurse
    A graduate nurse thinks their formal education is over

    An experienced nurse knows that it never ends...
    I Love this.....
  6. by   tewdles
    A graduate nurse cries when the doctor yells at them.

    An experienced nurse waits til the rant is over, asks the doc if they are better now, and proceeds to obtain the needed medical orders.
  7. by   PMFB-RN
    Quote from RNsRWe
    A Graduate Nurse wants everyone to know he/she's a nurse.
    An Experienced Nurse doesn't want ANYONE to know he/she's a nurse.
    *** Wow! Is that ever true!
  8. by   phillycpnp-pc
    Quote from Paco69
    GOSH, where is the sense of humor, people??????? Love when people get all defensive on a Jokes thread, lmao! That in itself is humor

    I'll bite:

    A Graduate Nurse neatly presses their scrubs every morning.
    An experienced nurse eyeballs their scrubs for wrinkles every morning.

    (yes, corny ... but could not think of anything else right now )
    So true though...lol
  9. by   MPKH
    A graduate nurse worries about giving Tylenol without a doctor's order.
    An experienced nurse gives the Tylenol, and get the order later.
  10. by   Kooky Korky
    Well, I guess a graduate nurse expects bosses and patients and families to use common sense and be nice.

    An experienced nurse expects no more than a paycheck.

    Sorry for the cynicism. I guess I've been hurt a lot. Waahhhh
  11. by   GitanoRN
    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.

    this looks familiar....and i love it




  12. by   bcp,lpn,chlpn,wcc
    you're absolutely correct. a good nurse doesn't hold him/herself on a pedestal!
  13. by   bcp,lpn,chlpn,wcc
    A graduate nurse always thinks about having an "eventful shift".
    An experienced nurse simply thinks, "uggghhhhh more paperwork"!

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