You might be a nursing student if

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while taking to other students you have ever said... "Hey I have a foley catheter insertion lined up for us to do" and the other students become just as excited as you are.

or if you have ever said....

"I have done two I.V. many have you done?"

or if you have ever said to another student

"Boy you owe me big time...because I emptied your bedside potty while you were ( insert location here) ........." and you are being 100 percent serious.

you know you are a nursing student if

you have stuck your nose in another student hair while giving a bed bath to an unconscious contractured client with a serious yeast infection in an effort to smell something better than the smell rising ( no pun intended) from under the sheets.

and you are definitely a nursing student if you have ever said

"thank god we did not kill them." once you find out your client has been d/c the day after you were assigned to care for them.

Anyone else have one to add?

Specializes in 5 yrs OR, ASU Pre-Op 2 yr. ER.

You'd forget what sex was if it weren't for the A and P book.

Sleep is something you'll do after graduation.

Short tempered.

Less intolerant or lazy ignorant people.

You car resembles a medical library.

You've spent so much time with your Nursing Skills and Med-Surg books that at this rate, you might have a little engagement announcement at the end of the year.

Your drug reference is falling apart.

You're considering an indwelling catheter, since you don't have time to pee.

You should have stock in Kraft Macaroni and Cheese and Ramen noodles by now.

A social life is something your FRIENDS have, not you.

You're so broke you have to save up to be poor.

It's a coin toss if your car is going to get you to clinicals or not.

You threaten the life of anyone who touches your new non-cheap Littman without permission.


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Oh I also forgot....

If instead of saying good-bye you say "see you in two years."


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When your kids say "pop-tarts for supper AGAIN?"

When one of your relatives coughs and you listen to thier lung sounds and take thier blood-pressure.

When your husband calls you on the phone and you don't recognize his voice.

When you are convinced you have every disorder you study, including all psych disorders.

When you have no idea who the "Survivors or the American Idols" are.

When you think CarePlans and Clinical Prep sheets are America's favorite pasttime.

When the letters N-C-L-E-X mean something to you.


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Specializes in Rehab, Step-down,Tele,Hospice.

These were good guys, sniff sniff makes me feel like at least Im not the only one going thru this stuff.

Specializes in 5 yrs OR, ASU Pre-Op 2 yr. ER.

Reading about the details stages of pressure sores while eating a ham sandwich is perfectly normal.

Discussing the GI bleed report you had to do, over Sunday dinner, and you wonder why your family is pushing back their plates.


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haha ya'll :)

Specializes in 5 yrs OR, ASU Pre-Op 2 yr. ER.

Skin disorders are fasicnating.


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Specializes in Emergency Dept, M/S.

I LOVE 'EM!!! :chuckle


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Hey is it o.k. if I use some of the posts as part of a gift my class is putting together for our intermediate skills teachers? They are two of the most outstanding teacher. They have been the best mentors a new nurse could ever ask for. They start each class and test with a joke, so it would be nice to return the humor. Thank you to everyone who has added to the list.


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A friend of mine had this to add.....

The employees at office depot knows u by your first name and the type of ink cartridge you use.

Specializes in 5 yrs OR, ASU Pre-Op 2 yr. ER.

You found out it's possible to squeeze 6 ppl into a car to ride to a clinical site an hour away, to economize on fuel.

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