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You know you've been a nurse too long when you can't enjoy a movie because of the half minute of CPR compressions only being given at about 50 per minute, with bent arms and there's a flat line on... Read More

  1. Visit  WeepingAngel profile page
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    You hear someone cough in public and think to yourself, "hmm, they sound wet".

    You dream about work all night (patient dies while assignment is spread out on two floors) and then wake up, thinking you are late for work... on your day off.
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  2. Visit  mclennan profile page
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    Any time you sign your name you automatically put "RN" & the date/time after it, especially when tired after a long shift, I did this at the DMV and had to do it over.

    Here in L.A., my co workers and I used to try and guess which SSRI/NRI/benzo the plastic-surgeried ladies we saw on the street were on, "she totally has Zoloft face. OMG, that blonde one has Xanax eyes. Lookit, Paxil face AND fresh Botox!"

    Carry box of gloves in car in case of Good Samaritan situation. And I sometimes try to log on my computer at home with my work logon.
  3. Visit  nurseprnRN profile page
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    ...when you hear someone cough in the store and you say, "Good cough, do it again."
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  4. Visit  ToothFairy(5) profile page
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    Quote from mclennan
    Any time you sign your name you automatically put "RN" & the date/time after it, especially when tired after a long shift, I did this at the DMV and had to do it over.

    Carry box of gloves in car in case of Good Samaritan situation. And I sometimes try to log on my computer at home with my work logon.
    OMG, I have done all that, have a box of gloves and a face/mouth guard in case I need to do CPR somewhere. LOL
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  5. Visit  thenursemandy profile page
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    Quote from meanmaryjean
    You scream at the TV "Pull the d@mned side rails up!" every time a hospital scene is played.

    I scream at the TV all the time! It must drive my hubby crazy. Ha ha.
    Bedrails down, inaccurate details, Drs shouting orders while nurses scurry away to do their bidding, and over-sexualization of female nurses drive me nuts!
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  6. Visit  lisajtrn profile page
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    You have no problem eating salsa out of a k-basin when there is nothing else around.
  7. Visit  Rhi007 profile page
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    Quote from lisajtrn
    You have no problem eating salsa out of a k-basin when there is nothing else around.
    I apply this to cereal
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  8. Visit  chevyv profile page
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    when you find yourself wanting to move so far away from everyone. Buying Alaska and wishing it was me moving and dealing with the grizzly bears instead of people on a daily basis. I used to love my fellow human beings...really!
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  9. Visit  BeckDuman profile page
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    being a Hospice Nurse and walking through the supermarket, hearing someone cough and thinking "I'll be seeing you soon."
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  10. Visit  Rhi007 profile page
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    When you can clear an entire store by talking to a cashier about your day, straight faced and not leaving out the gory parts
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  11. Visit  meanmaryjean profile page
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    Everyone asks for a doggie bag and consumes a lot of alcohol when eating out with you and your wound care RN daughter......
  12. Visit  R!XTER profile page
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    When the joys of summertime are diagnosing venous/arterial insufficiency and pedal edema
  13. Visit  DalekRN profile page
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    You see a baby in the grocery store giving early feeding cues and you're like... That kids gonna scream if you don't feed it soon!
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