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Old 02-14-2008, 10:08 PM
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DIFFERENCES BETWEEN NEW NURSES & OLD ONES

1. New nurses throw up when their patient does.
Old nurses call housekeeping to clean it up.

2. New nurses wear so many pins on their name badge you can't read it.
Old nurses don't wear a name badge for liability reasons.

3. New nurses chart too much.
Old nurses don't chart enough.

4. New nurses love to run to codes.
Old nurses make the new nurses go to codes.

5. New nurses want everyone to know they are a nurse.
Old nurses don't want anyone to know they are a nurse.

6. New nurses keep detailed notes on a pad.
Old nurses write on the back of their hand, paper scraps, napkins, and their pants leg.

7. New nurses spend all day trying to reorient a patient.
Old nurses chart that the patient is disoriented and restrain them.

8. New nurses can hear a beeping I-med at 50 yards away.
Old nurses never hear any beeps at all.

9. New nurses spend 2 hours giving a patient a bath.
Old nurses spend 2 hours looking for the tech to give the patient a bath.

10. New nurses think that people respect nurses.
Old nurses think that everyone blames nurses.

11. New nurses look for blood on a bandage so they can change it.
Old nurses know that a little blood never hurt anybody.

12. New nurses look for opportunities to "work with the family".
Old nurses avoid the family at all costs.

13. New nurses spend days bladder training an incontinent patient.
Old nurses insert foleys.

14. New nurses always answer their home phone.
Old nurses always check caller ID first.

15. New nurses think psych patients are interesting.
Old nurses think psych patients are crazy.

16. New nurses carry reference books in their bag.
Old nurses carry magazines, lunch, and some "cough syrup" in their bag.

17. New nurses won't think this is funny.
Old nurses will.


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Old 02-14-2008, 10:27 PM
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That's great! I bet the author is a nurse.

Thanks for sharing.


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Yep.

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Old 02-16-2008, 10:37 PM
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I must be a "new" nurse because I didn't think it was funny.
maybe if u replaced "new" with dumb and "old" with smart it might work.
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Very funny. Guess I can now join the old crowd
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I must fall into the "old" nurse category...even though I have only been working 3 years LOL...
Here's another one to add to the list,

a new Nurse won't pass the list on
an old Nurse will

LOL...

I'm printing it out to give my students on the last day of clinical next week
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Old 07-18-2008, 03:11 PM
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Here's another one to add to the list,

a new Nurse won't pass the list on
an old Nurse will

LOL...
So true, already have ..............

a new nurse cannot laugh at herself........
an old nurse can........ !!
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