You know you're a nurse if... - page 2

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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


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    Whenever you hear the beeping from a truck backing up, you jump up to see whose alarm is going off.
    NF_eyenurse, maelstrom143, and amoLucia like this.
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    Your kid forgets to flush and you assess their urine.
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    you ask your father-in-law what color his stool is and when is the last time he moved his bowels (true story, got the strangest look).
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    when you finish assisting your co-worker do a complete bed change due to a C-Diff/Golytely explosion from a total care patient, and announce "I'm gonna go eat my lunch, I'm starving".
    NF_eyenurse, Ella26, Mrs.S1071, and 19 others like this.
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    Quote from poetnyouknowit
    Your own kids go to daddy when they hurt themselves because they know you won't get worked up over anything short of missing digits or copious bleeding. (Even though you still kiss their boo-boos to make them all better.)
    Amen! My kids swore I'd let them go until they needed CPR before I'd get the least bit worked up.
    NF_eyenurse, texasmum, StephMom&RN, and 5 others like this.
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    When your child is coughing after swallowing wrong and the say "mom I'm choking here, your supposed to help me" and you calmly look at them and say "you're still passing air, you're fine. keep coughing"

    Also, when your sleeping and the microwave beeps you wake out of a sound sleep to check for a bed alarm.
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    Your husband attempts to wake you up on your day off and you tell him to leave you alone, you are busy giving meds...
    Sinman, Punkrocksn, annlewis, and 7 others like this.
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    You know you're a nurse when you unconsciously palate your husband's or wife's veins when you hold his/her hand (I do this constantly and it drives him nuts!)
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    When you feel the urge to chart your own BM's or urine somewhere.
    maelstrom143, Punkrocksn, opossum, and 5 others like this.
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    Quote from maelstrom143
    Your husband attempts to wake you up on your day off and you tell him to leave you alone, you are busy giving meds...
    I've actually woke disoriented and yelled at my daughter to go to the clean utility room to get me a pair of draw string pants off of the cart because I was in my nightgown.
    Sinman, Punkrocksn, opossum, and 1 other like this.


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