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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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    While emptying the foley collection unit, you spill some of its contents on your shoes.

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    Had my first "I'm getting close to being a nurse" moment last week:

    My pt had a seriously epic, award-winning code brown incident. Afterwards, I told the nurses on my floor about it. Cue laughter. Later told my classmates in nursing school about it. Cue laughter. Later started telling a non-nursing friend, and got maybe three words in before she covered her ears and went "stop it stop it stop it! oh my god, what is WRONG with you?!"
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    when your children refer to their injuries as skin tear,abrasions or contusions!
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    lol absolutely!i have been a nurse 16 years and i cannot fuction without that "brain" paper
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    you know your a nurse if your husband says "if i get pulled over with all these needles in here they will swear i,m a crackhead" and you tell him "just tell them you are married to a nurse".
    sharpeimom, texasmum, FranEMTnurse, and 2 others like this.
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    Quote from anashenwrath
    My pt had a seriously epic, award-winning code brown incident. Afterwards, I told the nurses on my floor about it. Cue laughter. Later told my classmates in nursing school about it. Cue laughter. Later started telling a non-nursing friend, and got maybe three words in before she covered her ears and went "stop it stop it stop it! oh my god, what is WRONG with you?!"
    Totally agree with that one! Nurse friends can discuss these things over meals... other people, may not want to hear them at all! LOL
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    Quote from asn97
    you know your a nurse if your husband says "if i get pulled over with all these needles in here they will swear i,m a crackhead" and you tell him "just tell them you are married to a nurse".
    Why did you bring hypodermic needles home from work??? They are a use as required stock item not grab a handful and pop in my pocket thing. I'd get my ass blasted if that happened.
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    Quote from Rhi007

    Why did you bring hypodermic needles home from work??? They are a use as required stock item not grab a handful and pop in my pocket thing. I'd get my ass blasted if that happened.

    MAYBE she works home health. I've seen home health nurses carrying lots of supplies in their cars before.
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    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!
    frenchfroggyRN likes this.
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    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."


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