ThePrincessBride, BSN, RN 53,689 Views
Joined: Jun 13, '10;
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3 year(s) of experience
I work two jobs.
It is doable.
I remember when nurses were encouraged to jump up and give their chairs to doctors. (I remember when nurses had time to sit!)
I remember ash trays in the nurse's station so the cardiologists and pulmonologists could smoke, and when the break room was the last place you wanted to take a break because of the cloud of cigarette smoke that perpetually hung over the table.
I remember glass thermometers that contained mercury, and playing with the mercury after we broke a thermometer.
I remember testing urine before giving insulin.
I remember white polyester nursing uniforms, white hose and Nurse Mates. White, of course.
I actually wore my cap once. (To my pinning ceremony.)
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