The Cool Kids (The hospital can be the same as high school)

  1. So true...

    http://nursing.advanceweb.com/common....aspx?CC=97956

    "...
    There are the orthopedic surgeons. They are the football team.
    Neurosurgeons are the guys who were in chess club and maybe the shortwave radio club. They're the kind of guys who built their own Moog Synthesizers in their parent's garage.
    Drug representatives are the cheerleaders.
    Physical Therapists are the cross country runners.
    Trauma doctors are the kids that are both extremely cool and extremely smart, and a little edgy. The kind you don't take up on an offer of a ride home unless Debbie is coming, too. The kind that you would not be totally shocked to find out that they secretly smoked.
    The case managers are the kids in band and choir, flag corps and at least two service clubs, who not only knew how to dress, but said "hi" to everybody and would not refuse to come to your party even if maybe they didn't want to privately. But they would come and they would at least act like they were having fun and that, when you showed them your room, thought it was cute not dorky that the big, pretty doll you had sitting on your bed still had a tag on it that said, "To: Liz. From: Santa."
    Debate Team? Definitely the ICU nurses. Smart, self-confident, well-read, kind of sarcastic and smart mouthed. Cool enough by their own standards that they did not care about anybody else's standards.
    How about the nutritionists? Definitely the Home Ec. crowd. But not the ones who were taking the mandatory one semester of home ec. from Mrs. Tross, former Marine Corps officer. Seriously. No joke. Not those kids who spent the whole semester making a dashiki (it was the 70's!) which was destined to fall apart the very first time it was washed. No. The nutritionists would be the ones who took the upper level courses and knew how to make their own winter coats and smoke hams and set a table for high tea. Hardcore home economics stuff.
    I could go on, but surely you see my point. I am sure that it is not just hospitals. You can probably see the same thing in just about any workplace..."
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  2. 22 Comments

  3. by   sweetbeet
    Too funny. I never thought of it like that!

  4. by   FireStarterRN
    LOL, very funny. And the nurse managers and Chief nursing officer are definately the Preppies who are on student counsel!
  5. by   lilcajunnurse
    Thanks for the cute lil info. I'll never look at these ppl the same again!!LOL
  6. by   withasmilelpn
    I actually saw something on TV that cheerleaders really are recruited as sales reps. So you are right on the mark!
  7. by   gonzo1
    too cute. I love it. puts life at the hospital in the right perspective
  8. by   BBFRN
    Quote from jlsRN
    LOL, very funny. And the nurse managers and Chief nursing officer are definately the Preppies who are on student counsel!
    Too true!
  9. by   grace90
    ER nurses as the football players? They're tough and ready to handle any challenge thrown at 'em.
  10. by   imenid37
    Funny and cute. I went to all girls catholic high school and then to nursing school w/ all of those other females. (complained for 4 yrs. about no boys-what was I thinking?)Some nursing classmates (You know ancient-like 40's, like me now) who were old enough to be my mom, could've won the cattiness contest against any member of the snob crowd in high school. I look back 20 years and see that the dorky high school uniforms we wore paled next to those wonderful white polyester nursing uniforms in terms of ugliness. I would however, love to able to fit into the same size of uniform today!
  11. by   BBFRN
    Quote from grace90
    ER nurses as the football players? They're tough and ready to handle any challenge thrown at 'em.
    True! And the female ER nurses are the field hockey and volley ball players.
  12. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I know a couple of infant formula reps who MUST CERTAINLY be over-aged cheerleaders! really!
  13. by   Noahm
    Short staffed general medical ward nurses are EMO. Can you blame us?
  14. by   BBFRN
    The transport guys are the stoners .

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