Posts Tagged 'being a student nurse'
As a student, I was assigned to a patient: after a bed bath, it was time to get her out of bed. Try as I might, I could only find her right shoe. A fellow student who walked into the room found me on all fours, looking under the bed for the elusive second shoe.
I told her what I was doing, and then it hit me. The patient had a left AKA!
By Amy Nemetz
- You identify the library as your primary place of residence on financial aid forms.
- You study for your annual physical exam.
- Your only exercise consists of running between classes.
- You can appreciate the literary vividness of “The gross appearance of the botryoides subclass of rhabdomyosarcoma is often a bizarre polypoid, glistening, edematous ‘cluster of grapes’ that is a mass of stroma and dilated blood vessels.”
- You pay $70 for a textbook without complaining.
- You suspect your instructors attended the Marquis de Sade School of Nursing Care Plan Writing.
- At dinnertime, you inform your family they’re NPO until morning.
- You have sacral decubiti from sitting in lectures.
- Your fingerprints are fading from handwashing.
- When your clinical begins at 7 am, you look forward to ‘sleeping in’.
- You believe your uniform is flattering to your figure.
- Your best mouth-to-mouth contact in months involves Rescue Annie.
- You get the feeling you should be doing something, anything, other than what you are doing the first few days of summer vacation.
- You inadvertently write “SN” after your check signature.
- You wish Florence Nightengale had just stayed in the Crimea!
- You look forward to taking the NCLEX.
By Meleen R Michalek, RN, BSN: if you are Meleen, drop us a line at <a href=”mailto:Cindy@journalofnursingjocularity.com”>