Ever since i started...

  1. ever since i started nursing school, me and my nursing friends have gone absolutely crazy! it's taken over our lives...the other day we were in a club, and there was a bar. we stood there, talking about hepatic encaphalopathy, how the people drinking were all going to get laennecs cirrhosis, with fetor hepaticus and liver flap... we've gone nuts..and we talk about nursing all the time! does this happen to the rest of you?
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  3. by   fergus51
    YES!!! I think none of my other friends enjoyed my company for the first year of nursing school! You'll get over it and learn to switch off in a while...
  4. by   shockshockshock
    Funny you mentioned that!

    During nursing school, my friends and I used to laugh about many of our new found knowledge of terms as well. Now, as an ER nurse, wheneven we sheke hands with people, we always comment on how big their veins are and what size IV we can put in them.

    Your reactions are perfectly normal. It's great to have fun and know that you have learned those terms and conditions. Good Luck!!!
  5. by   karenelizabeth
    Think your self lucky its only talk!!!

    When I was a student I got Flu in my first month and all of the girls wanted to do was take my temperature, take my duvet off me as I was cooking some what and basicaly practice on me. All I wanted to do was to be left in peace.

    If I had had the energy I think I would have hit them!

  6. by   NurseStudentFall01
    I haven't even started the nursing classes yet, I'm just taking A&P this summer. However, I'm already driving my husband nuts. Yesterday my 3 year old fell and skinned his leg. I went into a long schpiel on how the white blood cells were rushing through his leg to start the healing process and how the CAM's were helping the WBC's do their job, and on and on. He's pretty sure I've lost my mind. LOL God help me when I start the actual nursing classes!
  7. by   Lauryn
    I have to laugh at my vocabulary sometimes when I am out with my NON nursing pals. Like using the terms...penis! I often find myself explaining a situation to them and then finding out they have no clue as to what I am talking about. At that point...it's time for another beer!
  8. by   BrandyBSN
    I was like that for the first 2 years. it took a while, but i learned how to shut it off for the most part.

    (i still lecture my friends at the bars for drinking when i know that they are on meds that are contraindicated with alcohol.)

    It will take time, but its also a good self check!
  9. by   janleb
    I find myself checking out everyone's veins, and having a hard enough time keeping my hands off of them. J
  10. by   BrandyBSN
    Im glad someone else checks veins too! my friends think i have a vampire complex if i mention anything about how they have nice veins!
  11. by   sharann
    There's just some irrisistable force that drives nurses to check out nice pipes(veins)!
  12. by   LJoyW_27
    that makes me so happy! i think we thought ourselves a little crazy when we do this..i know our families do! we are all fairly young, and still living at home with our parents, and i can honestly say my mom and dad feel they are getting their money's worth out of nursing school because they hear me spouting off all these nursing terms. i think it impresses them. oh and the vein thing....we haven't even started iv's yet..but there is this guy at work...i stare at his arms all the time....he has such prominent veins! only since we don't "iv" yet...i look at them and name them off according to our anatomy chart...oh look! there's his subclavian, and his antecubital, etc. etc. by the way...that's not the best pick-up line..."my...what nice veins you have!!" but it's nice to know that i am not alone in this!!!! i hope everyone is enjoying their summer!! :d

    today is the tomorrow you were worried about yesterday.was it worth it?
  13. by   Sonja
    Okay, i admit that to help me remember A&P, i try to use as many terms as I can in everyday life. My kids keep saying "speak English!" and my husband checks my textbook to see if I'm right and to find out what I am talking about. I'll get them back when I have to practice sticking needles or perhaps a catheter?
  14. by   wanna B an RN