Nursing is probably one of the only professions that you could hardly call “just a job”. It’s a lifestyle that takes up so much of your time and often seeps into those hours where you’re not even working. Over time nursing became a fundamental and treasured part of who you are as a human being – despite all the associated stress.
You know you’re a nurse when…
When using a public restroom, you wash your hands with soap for a full minute and turn off the faucets with your elbows.
Your favorite dream is the one where you leave a mess at a patient’s bedside and tell a doctor to clean it up.
Everyone, including complete strangers, tells you about each and every ache and pain they have.
You can watch the goriest movie and eat anything afterwards, even spaghetti with lots of tomato sauce.
You occasionally park in the space with the ‘Physicians Only’ sign, and knock it over.
You can drink a pot of coffee then go home and go to bed.
You know the menu, phone numbers and delivery hours of every restaurant in town.
You believe everyone needs a good shot of vitamin H once in awhile.
You believe the inventor of call bells has earned a special place in Hell.
You know it’s a full moon without looking at the sky.
You know the smell of different diarrhea to identify it.
Your bladder can expand to the size of a Winnebago water tank.
You think caffeine should be available in IV form.
You look at everyone’s veins instead of their face when talking to them.
You’ve used the word ‘rationale’, the phrase ‘as evidenced by’, or quoted a nursing diagnosis in everyday life.
You believe that all the patient needs is some vitamin A (ativan).
You know what a “hat” is.
You watch Grey’s Anatomy and other hospital shows for the comedy and to point out the inaccuracies.
You understand that there is no medication for stupidity.
People approach you outside of the hospital and say, “Remember that problem that I had down there? It’s better.”
You can hear the beeping sound of an IV pump in your sleep.
A post-op patient farts and it’s music to your ears.
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