You know you're a nursing student when... - page 2
I know we get lots of these threads but I caught myself today doing something very typical of a nursing student. I start in about 3 weeks and I had to order a Skills CD from the bookstore that came... Read More
Aug 26, '06Quote from StlRn2b1206I've done that too ......funnyWhen you remind your fellow nursing students before a flight to drink lots of water and move around as much as possible - we don't want any DVTs!
Aug 26, '06When your friends or family can't help you with your homework anymore.
(cause they haven't a clue what they're reading)
Aug 26, '06When you see nursing signs everywhere you look and don't understand why no one comprehends you saying "ok, that's it, I'm NPO post 6PM".
Aug 26, '06When you are dragging your 30 lb. bookbag anywhere and everywhere you go "just in case" you have a minute to study.
Also, when you are in a doctor's office with said bookbag and the nurses who work there can look at you and tell that you are a nursing student.
Aug 27, '06Quote from SaraO'HaraI love that one!!!! LOL!!!!Writing things on the "family bulletin board" in fractured nursing shorthand, eg "Jimmy: impaired ability to visit skateboard park s/p acute bratosis. Recommended tx: spank t.i.d. till clear."
Oct 17, '08...you are the only one in your family that finds it amusing that on clinical days, you use Secret Clinical Strength antiperspirant/deodorant.
...you find yourself putting meaning to the letters in other people's license plates (e.g. DVT, PIH, MAG, etc.).
...you get excited when you FINALLY know what the heck they are talking about on all of the medical shows you love, and yet...
...you find yourself critiquing the shows, looking for the mistakes (and being somewhat disappointed, since you can no longer just sit there and enjoy the show for what it's worth).
...you are beyond excited about starting your first IV or cath, seeing +4 edema, etc., and no one else (beyond your friends in NS) cares or they are grossed out.
Oct 17, '08Quote from summerland5Amen to that!!when you're working the hardest you ever have-and you're FLAT BROKE!
Oct 17, '08When you palpate your husband's hands and feet veins.
Can gross out a whole bible study in a matter of minutes, by just describing what you did in clinical's that day.
You can't watch the shows you used to love, due to the inaccuracy of what the show portrays.
Your daughter starts c/o of mysterious coughs, because she knows mommy takes care of sick people. Sad isn't it.
Oct 17, '08Quote from NoWaNrNOr a little nurse.when your 2 yo son knows where his lungs, heart, brain are and tells people who smoke cig. hurt your lungs! Holding him and reading A&P material through nursing school, you would thing he would have fell asleep fast. Nope he was interested, maybe I got a little Dr. in the making.
Oct 17, '08... when you're stressed as all heck studying for hours, and then you're like "Why am I putting myself through this?!"
And then you go to your clinical, help Mrs. Smith with her AM care, toileting, wiping...and again you ask "Why am I putting myself through this!?"
But then at the end of the day, she smiles and touches your arm and says "Thank you" in a way that you know is from her heart, and that makes all the "poopy" times seem not as bad, and well worth it. Thats how you know you're a nursing student!
Oct 17, '08reading these has just reminded me of my first day in uni...
i was sat in a coffee shop with a couple of new friends on my nursing course and we were talking about everything from taking blood, cleaning nasty badly infected wounds to cervical cancer and AIDs. we were eating sandwiches and having coffee whilst we noticed the couple next to us had obviously overheard everything (we were quite loud!) and they were baulking whilst we were laughing due to our newly found sick sense of humour!
we should really start considering other people weak stomachs lol
Oct 17, '08After a long day of Critical Care lecture and I am in the back seat of my carpool with fellow classmates on the way home I spot a truck that says "ENTERAL"...Oh wait, it actually says "CENTRAL".