Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Top 10 Reasons....nursing school doesn't suck

10 - Each class we assess a different body system.  About 3 systems in, and I have been diagnosed with Anemia every week... "nursing diagnosis", not "Md diagnosis".   Regardless, I'm a fan of consistency.

 9 - In lab class we practice our skills on the people who are handy.  That is to say, we practice on other students.  My BP, HR and Respirations are normal and healthy... and still normal 10 minutes later... and STILL normal 10 minutes later...

 8- It's OK to get caught wearing the same outfit as your friend.

 7 - Free pass to wear White Shoes before Memorial Day.  My white shoes are HOT!  I mean that literally.  They are warm.  And thank god, too.  With all the 60 degree weather this winter, I'd hate to imagine what I would have done if my shoes weren't keeping me warm.

 6 - Am slowly rebuilding my upper body strength from all these books.

 5- No one even bothers to ask me about my eye twitch any more.

 4 - Raise your hand if you have a FOLEY CATHETER in your book bag.  Go ahead.  Annnnytime you want....  NO?  Well I cannot WAIT to whip that puppy out at a party, cos I think it's going to be the next *in* thing.

 3 - Sense of humor seems really sharp these days... or, at least my classmates seem to think so.  Either that or they're so exhausted they're punchy.
But I'm pretty sure I'm just HILARIOUS.

 2 - Nurses are SEXY.  Well, that's what she said.


 1 - A few weeks ago in my lab partners & I took turns tying each other to beds.  For real.  Did I mention that my lab parter is a 20 something year old cutie?

8 comments:

fancy nancy said...

Crack me up!!!! Hilarious!

bobbi said...

Back when I was going to med tech school, we not only did BP and HR kind of stuff, but we did a LOT of blood testing. On each other. Blood everywhere.

Yeah, they changed all the rules a couple years after I finished, but I can remember several days where I could hardly use my fingers because they were so freaking sore from all the poking going on...

carrie said...

AWESOME! Good luck with that catheter! Those are not fun going in...

Rene' said...

i can remember my friend having to give me a shot and I passed out. Let's just say that she did not talk to me for about a week. Have fun!
P.S. I used to have a foley in my bag. Fun stuff.

Char said...

Of course you have a Foley catheter in your bag. Doesn't everyone?!!

CJ said...

Ha! Too funny. While I'll admit to being tired, you really are hilarious :)

Years ago, I had an on-campus job next to the nursing lab. The day they did the foley cath lab was the day I decided I couldn't ever be a nurse.

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

I like #1. Where do I sign up for nursing school?

Marie said...

Lol! Nurses have all the fun! I seriously considered going into nursing only so I can self-diagnose and diagnose the kids and keep from dropping co-pays after co-pays for a "just a virus" diagnosis. Oh and helping people too. :P