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What's the difference between a graduate nurse and an experienced nurse?

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Joe V has 20 years experience and works as a IT Director / Strategist / Developer @ allnurses.

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whichone'spink has 3 years experience and works as a RN.

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A graduate nurse has a lot of tears to shed.

An experienced nurse is all out of tears.

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Joe N635DC has 7 years experience.

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A Graduate Nurse wants a job.

An experienced nurse has a job.

-tha truth

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Fill in the blanks...

Use the following template:

A Graduate Nurse _______________________________.

An experienced nurse _______________________________.

I'll start it out with...

A Graduate Nurse spends 3 hours giving a patient a bath.

An experienced nurse gets the CNA to give the patient a bath.

Now, add yours below. :)

A Graduate Nurse _swears that they know EVERYTHING and they have the LATEST evidence based practice_.

An experienced nurse knows that they can NEVER do nursing alone and needs to remain open minded with EVERYTHING in order to apply evidence based practices!!!!!

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NutmeggeRN has 25 years experience and works as a HS Nurse.

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A graduate nurse thinks their formal education is over

An experienced nurse knows that it never ends...

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mixyRN works as a RN.

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A graduate nurse dreams of the day she can take a lunch break.

An experienced nurse could take a nap at her lunch break if given the chance. :)

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Esme12 works as a emergency ,critical care,cath lab,open heart,traum.

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A graduate nurse thinks their formal education is over

An experienced nurse knows that it never ends...

I Love this.....:yelclap:

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tewdles has 31 years experience.

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A graduate nurse cries when the doctor yells at them.

An experienced nurse waits til the rant is over, asks the doc if they are better now, and proceeds to obtain the needed medical orders.

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PMFB-RN has 16 years experience and works as a Rapid Response, Trauma/CV ICU. ER/Transport.

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A Graduate Nurse wants everyone to know he/she's a nurse.

An Experienced Nurse doesn't want ANYONE to know he/she's a nurse.

*** Wow! Is that ever true!

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phillycpnp-pc has 8 years experience and works as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

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GOSH, where is the sense of humor, people??????? :D Love when people get all defensive on a Jokes thread, lmao! That in itself is humor :)

I'll bite:

A Graduate Nurse neatly presses their scrubs every morning.

An experienced nurse eyeballs their scrubs for wrinkles every morning.

(yes, corny ... but could not think of anything else right now :) )

So true though...lol

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MPKH works as a Registered Nurse.

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A graduate nurse worries about giving Tylenol without a doctor's order.

An experienced nurse gives the Tylenol, and get the order later.

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Well, I guess a graduate nurse expects bosses and patients and families to use common sense and be nice.

An experienced nurse expects no more than a paycheck.

Sorry for the cynicism. I guess I've been hurt a lot. :cry: Waahhhh

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GitanoRN works as a RN BSN MSN.

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a graduate nurse will spend days bladder training an incontinent patient.

an experienced nurse will insert a foley catheter.

a graduate nurse always answers their phone.

an experienced nurse checks their caller id before answering the phone.

this looks familiar....and i love it :cool:

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