Searching for a job:
And finding out that they all want you to have at least two years experience:
Where am I supposed to get this experience if no one will hire me?!
The kicker is when even the RN Residency job posting requires 1 year of experience. What the wha…
No, you don’t understand.
This actually happens.
We got a 16 year old boy on our unit once, because Pediatrics was full, and it’s about 1 in the morning and all the nurses are at the nurses station having a break and we’re all talking and having a laugh and then all of a sudden this kids heart monitor just goes CRAZY.
So we call the code and I grab the crash cart and about 6 of us just take off running down the hall and we bust in the room and this kid is just sitting there with his hand around his junk looking MORTIFIED.
So we just sort of backed out of the room quietly, walked calmly to the stairwell, and had a total and complete hysterical breakdown.
It was the funniest shit ever.
Omigod so many nurses have told me stories like these.
(Source: textsfromwhedonverse, via nurseleigh)
its that blackhole of good pens known as the MD’s pockets.
This is why I carry around a cheap pen amongst my nicer pens. Y’know, from the 99 cent pack of pens, or a pharmaceutical company pen. It’s a pen I never use except for the sheer purpose of lending it out. If I don’t get it back, no biggie, because my nice pens are still safe :)
(I have yet to come up with an equivalent idea to protect my stethoscope… for now I just stalk/watch like a hawk/hunt down the docs who borrow mine because they forgot theirs…)
"Well, you only have 1 patient, it must be easy"
- I know I said I would try and swear less this year but bare with me: Fuck you. Ignorance.
I heard a patient’s family member say something similar to a nurse (You have ONLY two patients…) when I rotated through the ICU. The nurse said she only bit her tongue because I was a student. I had to bite my tongue as well, because not only was this person insulting all the ICU nurses and trying to ‘teach’ ME to not be like those nurses in my career, they were also complaining about the thread count of the hospital bed sheets…