You Know You're a Psych Nurse When . . . .

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    You know you're a psych nurse when. . .

    You consider it a good day if you're not hit, kicked, scratched, etc.

    Code greens are a normal part of the job.
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  3. by   Davey Do
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  4. by   Davey Do
    Quote from motor_mouth
    You know you're a psych nurse when. . .
    Everybody has an Axis III diagnosis!
  5. by   motor_mouth
    When you meet people, you try to decide which unit they'd most belong on
  6. by   ProperlySeasoned
    The only difference between yourself and the patients is that the patients sometimes get better.
  7. by   MrChicagoRN
    Quote from Davey Do
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    You know that you are an old psych nurse if you ever, in the past, suggest that we give people who hallucinate on the street a set of headphones so that everyone would think they were listening to a Sony Walkman


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  8. by   Cdnbscn
    You can pinpoint all the potential PDs in your circle of friends/acquaintances
  9. by   Meriwhen
    My guidelines for a good day in psych nursing are:

    1. No one died
    2. No codes (of any color) are called

    As long as those two guidelines are met, almost anything and everything else can happen, and it'd still be a good night in my book.
  10. by   jaycam
    Quote from Cdnbscn
    You can pinpoint all the potential PDs in your circle of friends/acquaintances ������
    I thought this was everyone...
  11. by   Hygiene Queen
    You know you're a psych nurse:

    when you find yourself engaging in bizarre conversations like they're perfectly normal.

    Example: Your patient tells you Dolly Parton comes into her room at night and stuffs her full of straw... and you bat not a single eyelash. It's just another day.
  12. by   Davey Do
    Quote from Hygiene Queen
    Your patient tells you Dolly Parton comes into her room at night and stuffs her full of straw.
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  13. by   Davey Do
    Quote from motor_mouth
    You know you're a psych nurse when. . .
    You see a poster like this:

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    and change it to this:

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  14. by   Buyer beware
    Quote from Davey Do
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    Dolly is the real thing. I love Dolly.

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