I was just thinking back to nursing school and I honestly had a hilarious instructor. She wasn't all tough, like beat you to the ground, she integrated humor into a lot of discussions which made her lectures very interesting. She considered herself "old school" and joked about how much she missed restraints (LOL) so anyways, here's a couple of things I'll never forget from her....
"Become friends with the housekeepers, you will need them."
My goodness, isn't this the honest to God truth. When a PT has explosive diarrhea all over the bathroom, they have no problem helping you clean it up.
"Calcium equals constipation, Magnesium equals Diarrhea."
There was a question about this on my NCLEX! I don't know why it stuck with me, but it did.
"Stay out of the way, stay out of gossip, steer clear of the politics and your job will be easier."
Very true. Being too involved gossiping and being worried about what is going on in the facility takes way too much energy. All of your energy is needed to focus on patient care.
"Make one good friend and you're golden."
A job is not a popularity contest, do your best, take care of your PTs, and go home. One good friend is enough.
What did your nursing instructors tell you that you'll never forget?