Thanks to Allnurses - page 2
Allnurses This is my very first post, but I could not resist any longer. I am a nursing student and I have been enjoying this board for the last few months and though I just now logged... Read More
Jul 9, '02Occupation: Utilization Review, prior Intake Mgr Home Care Specialty: 40 year(s) of experience in Home Care, Vents, Telemetry, Home infusion ; From: PA, US ; Joined: Oct '00; Posts: 27,548; Likes: 13,755Welcome, welcome!!! Nice first post....buttering us up.
Will be looking for more posts from you!
Humor A MUST, along with shiny armor these days!!!
Jul 9, '02Occupation: RN Case Manager Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 4,945; Likes: 27Gator welcome to our world! I graduated in 1988 and I still keep in touch with my nursing school buds - my roomate from the dorm is still like a sister to me!
As everyone else has said, humor is an absolute MUST! Believe it or not, hanging on my wall is the award plaque I got from my nursing school saying "Most School Spirited", which is a nice way of saying "Class Clown" and I am PROUD OF IT! (Now I'm the office clown, and before was the ICU clown, and so it goes..... )
Jul 10, '02Occupation: former RN Joined: Jun '00; Posts: 416; Likes: 192Welcome aboard! This is a great site! I've heard it's the "nicest" nursing board. But then, I really wouldn't know since I've never seen the others! There are a lot of great people here, and we're always willing to help! Keep on posting!
Jul 10, '02Joined: May '02; Posts: 827; Likes: 42Welcome, Gator!!! Glad to meet you!! Just think, in one short year your post will be, " Ijust got the news!!! I passed !! Now I can put RN after my name !!! " zudy
Jul 10, '02Joined: ; Posts: n/aGator, hon, the "mock code" scenario that I used for the OB floor was that of a 93 year old man whose young wife just had triplets, and he collapses to the floor after yelling, "Isn't Viagra great???" I also used a LOT of humor with my student groups. You learn so much better if you are laughing; all those barriers fall down. I've also learned from gifted, funny instructors, starting with LVN school in 1978. I'm shocked that you feel you can laugh in RN school! Seize what humor you can from your teachers and peers, and then share it here! Sometimes we need a laugh, too.:roll JeannieM
Jul 10, '02Joined: Dec '01; Posts: 3,165; Likes: 59Hi, and welcome!!
It's nice to hear that you are enjoying the site. It's a great place for us all to get that much-needed support!
Jul 10, '02Occupation: allnurses.com founder Specialty: CCU, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Tele ; From: US ; Joined: Mar '98; Posts: 15,418; Likes: 16,382Welcome Gator,SN!
As you can see from the many responses, this is a great place to get support. Good Luck in school! I think a good sense of humor should be a requirement for nursing school
Jul 10, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Nov '01; Posts: 1,418; Likes: 25Hi Gator!
Thanks for the nice words. There is nothing like the camaraderie that we get from this site. Before long, you'll begin to know our personalities, just like in any other support group.
I am so glad that you have stuck with your goal to become an RN, and only have 1 year left. We need nurses, badly, but we need nurses who know how to use initiative and intuition, and who don't start slacking off, or quit, when the going gets tough. Things will get tough, but you will also have some great times. You will meet great and not so great co-workers and patients. We are here to share the whole scene with you!
Take care, study hard, and post as often as you can!
Jul 10, '02Joined: Apr '00; Posts: 347; Likes: 26
Welcome ((((((((gator))))))...may you obtain great heights in this profession...come back often, post your needs, joys,information...whatever...a good joke every now and then brightens someone's day... and remember...we don't care about typos...the edit button is my best friend.
No humor in school?????????????? Who lit the fuse on your instructor's tampons??????????? Nurses have to laugh...it's mandatory...we are surrounded by so many tragic circumstances...
perhaps your program director needs a reality check...is she/he confusing professionalism with basic humanity???? No matter who we are or where we come from,we all have a funny bone. I am not saying that a comedic banter is necessary in all circumstances...nor is it appropriate in all situations...but,damn,sometimes stuff happens that just cracks me up...my patients look forward to my arrival (yes,I am patting myself on the back!!!) because they say "you make me laugh and I feel better when you're here"...I am perfectly capable of communicating professionally with all of the appropriate medical jargon...I try to keep updated with the latest medical information that is pertinent for the welfare of my patients and I apply the knowledge I obtain... and I frequent joke sites on the world wide web...some I share only with other nurses, some I share with patients... we have to laugh...there is so much tragedy,but there are numerous occasions that are filled with elation and downright silliness...
When I was in school, we had a few stone- faced,starched underwear instructors who made it their goal to inflict fear and despair to us students...then there were those instructors who helped us develop a warped, sick sense of humor...oh how we flocked to them and fared way better in their classes and clinicals!!!
We students would congregate after clinicals at a local Pizza place and entertain the proprietors and clientel of the establishment...we would gather after horrid exams and recall our favorite (?) questions and take a poll as to whom answered correctly and whom missed by a mile...we would laugh at things we did or said...needless to say...we encouraged one another by expressing our humanity to one another...our study groups were quite "intense" but when we were at the point of nervous breakdowns, someone within the group would break the level of intensity with a joke or a wise ass comment and after the laughter we were able to return to our studies,feeling renewed and rejuvenated...
Humor is a terrific stress buster...do yourself a favor...laugh frequently...so many situations will face you that require seriousness and will well your eyes with tears...and find the time to enhance your immune system by laughing ferociously...
I cannot remember the addresses of the medical humor sites,but perhaps you can find them via a search engine...seminars regarding medical humor are given all across this nation (although not here in Hooterville)...
Enjoy life...laugh often...
Keep coming back...we may be having a turkey dinner,compliments of our dear Heather...roflmao....I just can't let it go Heather...hahahahahaLast edit by suzannasue on Jul 10, '02
Jul 10, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 415; Likes: 1Welcome Gator!!!!!! You'll become addicted fast at this Board.
Jul 10, '02Occupation: critical care nurse Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 999; Likes: 13Hello,
Thank you all for such a warm welcome. I appreciate it!
By the way, I just wanted to say that I do find some of the things at clinical funny, I have just learned to hide it until the ride home. My professors favorite word was "professionalism" and she took everything very seriously. I had OB/Peds rotation and after many hours in the classroom practicing breathing techniques, including the "hee-hee-hoos" we were ready to assist the patients in labor.
At one point during the day we all went to the very small nurses station to give report on our patients and it was very crowded and noisy and we were all trying to whisper so as not to violate the confidentiality rule. I couldn't hear everything she was saying, I just heard the instructor say, "Just tell your patient to blow the f--ther"
I said WHAT??? what did you say? and she looked at me and very sternly said, "blow the feather".....you know the transition breathing exercises you all were supposed to learn???"
Well, too late, all the snickering had begun and I was so embarrassed! She told me to get my mind out of the gutter and gave me "the talk" after post report.
SO, now I just do not tempt fate, or the instructor.
Glad to report that I get all new instructors this fall, I have heard that they are all very nice and like to have fun as long as we are not doing anything to hurt the patient. Maybe I will have some funny stories to post on here..??
Thanks again to all...Gator
Jul 10, '02Occupation: Retired Joined: Jul '01; Posts: 4,288; Likes: 31Gator,
I'm probably the only one here WITHOUT a warped sense of humor....but I'm trying to learn.