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You Know You're a Student Nurse When…

You Know You're a Student Nurse When…

Why are you proud to be a student nurse?

Rebekah Child | Scrubs Magazine

What makes us student nurses stand out from the crowd?

The good, the bad and everything in between, you know you’re a student nurse when:

1. You’re walking around looking like a marshmallow in your stiff, unstructured, stark-white scrubs.



2. You are more excited about drawing blood than all the vampires in Twilight put together.

3. Prepping an IV piggyback is fun.

4. You’re more excited about giving shots than you are taking shots, and your non-nursing friends don’t get it…

5. People look at you weird when you throw medical terms into your daily conversations.

6. You’re banned from talking about your day at the dinner table because you’re family gets grossed out.

7. Getting to wear colorful scrubs for the first time is the highlight of your year!

8. You check on your patient every 20 minutes with “How are you feeling now?” and “Is there anything else I can get you?” until they’re almost sick of you.

9. You perform physical assessments on your family: listening to lung sounds at every cough, bowel sounds with an upset stomach, and every time someone has an ache you ask them to rate it on a scale from 1-10.

10. Consequently, you’ve become the “resident nurse” at home and you’re now expected to be able to answer questions about mystery diagnoses and know how to treat every ache and pain.

11. You volunteer to clean up and bandage your niece/nephew’s boo-boos and owies.

Next: Number 12 >>


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    kash

    almost 3 years ago

    2 comments

    I am a student nurse-due to finish in May. I identify with all of the items on this list!! Very enjoyable

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    Mzielinski08

    over 3 years ago

    4 comments

    You know you're a student nurse when you incorporate medical acronyms in everyday conversation

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    ljacks9

    over 3 years ago

    6 comments

    So very true! I just graduated from nursing school in May.

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    umapathy

    over 4 years ago

    180 comments

    can't forget them

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    ners_shanty

    over 4 years ago

    22 comments

    You're a student nurse when you glance excitedly at others' vein and said... "It will be a nice spot for IV line/ draw blood sample.".

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    onepowerfullady

    over 4 years ago

    260 comments

    Yep, Im a student nurse!!!! LOL!

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    helpyoursoul

    over 4 years ago

    4 comments

    i'm a student nurse right now and everything here.........im guilty. lol

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    RBond

    over 4 years ago

    4 comments

    So true.... I love it!!!

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    Inara

    over 4 years ago

    64 comments

    You know you're a student nurse when everyone starts bringing their "symptoms" to you!

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    shelster70

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    I am a student nurse-due to finish in May. I identify with all of the items on this list!! Very enjoyable

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    lralkhatib

    over 4 years ago

    2094 comments

    nice and cute.

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    Account Removed

    over 4 years ago

    Cute

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