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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. Visit  sharpeimom profile page
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    when your husband tells you he's supposed to take a current meds list (or fax it) with him to the vascular specialist
    he's just been referred to and you not only suggest faxing it but make the list for him. he looks at the list and asks
    whether the nurse will know those "weird" words. words like "prn" and "bid" and "tid"... also "qd" "hs" just to name a few.

    oh... she knew!
    Last edit by Joe V on Sep 27, '12
  2. Visit  Scrubmouse RN profile page
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    When you're cleaning up a major code brown and wonder what's for lunch while your stomach's growling
  3. Visit  hhurley profile page
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    You're 4 year old knows all the bones in the body (while I was in A & P) and when he started kindergarten he was telling his class about skin assessments and care planning and medication administration, to the point that I got a phone call from his teacher about words she didn't understand
  4. Visit  GitanoRN profile page
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    Quote from hhurley
    you're 4 year old knows all the bones in the body (while i was in a & p) and when he started kindergarten he was telling his class about skin assessments and care planning and medication administration, to the point that i got a phone call from his teacher about words she didn't understand
    lmao
    elish954 likes this.
  5. Visit  GitanoRN profile page
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    Quote from rgroyer1rnbsn
    you beleive there is a special place in hell for the inventors of the press gainey survey and all er/ed nurses know what i am talking about.
    nothing personal but don't get me started with the press ganey survey
    maelstrom143 likes this.
  6. Visit  GitanoRN profile page
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    these were given to me by my several nurses where i work...

    on your day off, you made sure that everyone follows the schedule at your household, plus your cell wallpaper has florence nightingale's image.

    you don't get excited about blood loss ... unless it's your own.

    you live by the motto, to be right is only half the battle, to convince the physician is more difficult.

    you've basted your thanksgiving turkey with a toomey syringe.

    you believe not all patients are annoying ... some are unconscious.

    you believe every patient needs tlc: thorazine, lorazepam and compazine.
  7. Visit  RNSC profile page
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    You know you are a NICU nurse when the scrawny little preemies,(you know the ones that look like naked baby birds) are cuter to you than the full term chubby cheek "normal" baby
    sharpeimom, poppycat, and maelstrom143 like this.
  8. Visit  RNSC profile page
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    You know you are a nurse when you answer your own cell phone, "This is the nursery. I'm RNSC. How can I help you today?"
    Its happened more times than I can count.
    sharpeimom and opossum like this.
  9. Visit  Inimica18 profile page
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    Quote from nicenurselpn

    I call my report sheet my "brain". I have been known to be seen running all over the building lookin for my "brain" which is where I put my patients vital signs on!!
    Lol me too!!!!!
    frenchfroggyRN and maelstrom143 like this.
  10. Visit  DeLanaHarvickWannabe profile page
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    Quote from babyRN.
    I have no idea what I would do with anything that big.
    That's what she said!
    Blue Jam, fetch, MECO28, and 8 others like this.
  11. Visit  lakenurse55 profile page
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    After major back surgey,you tell your nurse " give me the 10cc syring I'll take my own catheter out"
  12. Visit  sharpeimom profile page
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    [color=#a9a9a9]you can discuss almost any topic or question that comes up whever you happen to be.

    ex. two md neighbors, one nurse wife and i discussed a new surgical procedure during a play intermission without ever leaving our seats.
  13. Visit  ICU_JOSIE profile page
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    Quote from DeLanaHarvickWannabe

    That's what she said!
    LOL! Too funny.


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