13 Things That Only A Nurse Would Do

This article was republished with permission from SCRUBS Magazine.

"First aid kit"

We asked our fabulous ModernNurse family to fill in the blank after “You know you’re a NURSE when…” and we got some pretty great responses! We think you’ll relate – see below:

You know you’re a NURSE when…

1. When you are calling in for refills of your OWN medications and hit the number for ” If you are a Dr’s office… Press 2″…Then have to explain to the Tech… Opppsss!! LOL! – Sebrina F.

2. When you are waiting until your bladder is going to explode before going to the bathroom, at home. – Katrina R.

3. When you wash your hands *before* using the toilet… – Cris L.

4. When your first aid kit at home is better then the EMT’s – Barbara W.

5.  When you can spot an asthmatic, an ETOH abuser/or drug abuser a mile away. – Kenya M.

6. When you are too tired to be able to fall asleep… and your next shift is 8 hours away. – Melanie M.

7. When you can eat any food and use the bathroom in 5 seconds or less…that’s a seasoned nurse for sure. – Marcia W.

8. Standing up when you eat. – Mary G.

9. When you drive yourself 30 miles to the hospital with kidney stones. – Larissa H.

10. When you point out good veins on people… – Bill D.

11. When you are a psychiatric nurse and you find yourself analyzing people everywhere you go. – Ethelene M.

12. My family has so many nurses that we all use “nursing shorthand” in notes to each other. – Kathy H.

13. When you’re so tired that your hair hurts. – Linda G.

Share your own relatable laughs, groans, and sighs in the comments section below!


This article was republished with permission from SCRUBS Magazine.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. When your family and friends call you, text you or visit you to ask you a clinical question.

  2. When you are sleeping and you hear a sudden loud noise. You wake up and run towards a patient’s room, just to realized you are at home and your kids are playing in the livingroom.

  3. You know you’re an OR nurse when you hand a knife or scissors to someone like a surgical instrument. Safety first and always!!

  4. When you cut yourself at home (ie-cutting vegetables); clean it; then steri-strip and glove the hand with the cut; and finish cutting up vegetables.
    (Yes, this recently happened to me.)

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