What's the difference between a graduate nurse and an experienced nurse? - page 4

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

  1. by   Hygiene Queen
    A graduate nurse says, "Don't you want to get out of bed now, Mr. Crabb?"
    An experienced nurse say, "No more foolin' around, Mr. Crabb! Let's get crackin'!"

    A graduate nurse always carefully places her stethoscope on her rearview mirror.
    An experienced nurse can't. She's still checking out the neck of every doctor in the facility trying to find it.

    A graduate nurse barely gets her meds passed on time.
    An experienced nurse has her meds passed, 2 admits completed, 1 discharge out the door, 10 new orders entered and carried out, all charting done and comes and saves the graduate nurse's butt.
    (Thank you experienced nurses... I love you!)
  2. by   VivaLasViejas
    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.


    A Graduate Nurse thinks people respect nurses.
    An Experienced Nurse knows people blame all their problems on the nurse.
    Yeah. THIS.^^

    A graduate nurse says, "That's not the way I was taught in school."

    An experienced nurse says, "Well, there's school, there's tests, and there's real life."
  3. by   nursygirls
    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 puts patients back to bed without regard to personal safety

    An experienced nurse calls the lift team
  4. by   Goldenhare
    A Graduate Nurse puts patients back to bed without regard to personal safety. An experienced nurse calls the lift team.

    A lift team? Talk about a humorous thread! Lol!
    Last edit by Goldenhare on May 30, '12 : Reason: Formatting
  5. by   GitanoRN

    a graduate nurse loves to run to codes.

    an experienced nurse makes graduate nurses run to codes
  6. by   TopazLover
    The graduate nurse stops at the store for snacks before work looks at the cashier and thinks "Wow that costs so much with my student loans coming due this week"
    The experienced nurse stops for snacks before work and looks at the cashiers hands and thinks "Nice veins".
  7. by   Galaxy1
    A graduate nurse follows all the rules that the wackos from JACHO hands out and
    an experienced nurse stabs other nurses in the back.
  8. by   SoldierNurse22
    The graduate nurse respects the doctors for their knowledge and as coworkers.

    The experienced nurse is secretly plotting their demise.
  9. by   whichone'spink
    A graduate nurse is shocked when a fellow nurse stabs her in the back.An experienced nurse has enough knives in her back that she looks like a porcupine. Hell, she's probably returned the favor many times.
  10. by   MauraRN
    Graduate nurse; 'My back hurts'
    Experienced nurse; 'My everything hurts'
  11. by   GitanoRN
    a graduate nurse thinks people respect nurses.
    an experienced nurse knows everybody blames everything on the nurse
  12. by   nursefrances
    A graduate nurse walks in early at the beginning of the shift smiling, happy and almost skipping and singing like the smurfs ("tra-la-la-la-la") because they are finally a real nurse. (Unicorns and rainbows ) An experienced nurse walks in with a straight face, half asleep and says "meh", "bleh", "pffft", or something to that effect.

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