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You know you're a nurse if... You've been telling stories in a restaurant and had someone at another table throw up. (share and add your own below)... Read More

  1. by   rehabwoundnurse
    Quote from babyRN.
    You know you're a NICU nurse when you cross-train a PICU nurse and say, "..and we have baby X, who is very old..." "How old?" "About 4 months" and the PICU RN bursts out laughing...

    Kudos to you peds and adult nurses. I have no idea what I would do with anything that big.
    Kudos right back at ya! I don't know what to do with anything younger than 30! I turn into a complete idiot when asked something about babies/kids! Lol. I had a family member have a baby that had to go to the NICU, and they were asking me questions in front of the NICU nurse, she asks me "are you in the medical field too?" My reply was " yes, I've been a nurse for 12 years, but I know NOTHING when it comes to things this small!" I'll stick with my adult/geriatric peeps! But God bless all you NICU nurses! Things that small terrify me!! Ha!
  2. by   turnforthenurse
    When you go around and say, "I lost my brain!!!!" (and you are referring to your brain sheet )

    Or say things like, "That guy in 2? Yeah, I blew him twice."
  3. by   Esme12
    Quote from turnforthenurseRN
    When you go around and say, "I lost my brain!!!!" (and you are referring to your brain sheet )

    Or say things like, "That guy in 2? Yeah, I blew him twice."
    OMG!!!! That is SOOOOO TRUE!!!!


    My computer is now wearing my afternoon tea.........!
  4. by   halfanurse2010
    You know your a nurse when your mom calls to question you on how to treat your dads jock itch!

    You know you are a nurse when you can run down the hall at work yelling "save the poo" and NO ONE looks at you like you are crazy
  5. by   SilenceintheLibrary
    When you're at a crowded restaurant with your daughters, one of whom is about to have her first gynecological appt, and she makes the mistake of asking what it will be like. You pull a disposable speculum out of your purse and procede to explain everything in great detail with included hand gestures, while she tries to disappear under the table.
    -My mom did this. She was an RN studying to be a midwife and they sent them home with speculum's so that they could practice the motion. Now I'm getting ready to finish LPN school and I totally get it now. We keep grossing out the family at the dinner table swapping stories. LOL.
  6. by   marymorrisson
    The doctor looks at the pillsbury dough boy very seriously and says " I think you have a yeast infection"
  7. by   GitanoRN
    Thanks for the laugh...Aloha~
  8. by   Mandychelle79
    Got a new one-

    Remember that I work on a unit, where isolation gowns are NOT kept near the patients room for safety reasons

    When you willing run into a room of a patient in Isolation for CDIFF without PPE to keep said patient from falling.
  9. by   Leonca
    When your dad asks what you did at work today, and when you tell him his reaction is a mixture of and (he shares my sense of humor, but not my exposure to gross medical things).

    When you want some entertainment during dinner, and pull up "[COLOR=#003366]what is your most gross, yucky, disgusting nursing horror story?" to read while you eat.
  10. by   teeniebert
    ...your tool box and sewing kit both have hemostats in them!
  11. by   Medicalgirl2011
    Omg all these things are hilarious I can't wait to start nursing school and become a nurse ^_^ sincerely a pre-nursing student
  12. by   FranEMTnurse
    When your tackle box is full of medical supplies.
  13. by   sharpeimom
    Quote from teeniebert
    ...your tool box and sewing kit both have hemostats in them!
    I remember one quilting class I took where someone saw hemostats in my supply box and remarked how "weird" those "scissors" looked. Uh.....O..K!

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