Saturday, 25 April 2009

The Nursing Meme

1. How long have you been a nurse?
I have been a nursing student for 3 years and 3 months.
2. What Dept/area will you never work in?
Outpatients - when the first thing you get told is 'this is where they put the old nurses out to pasture', it really doesn't endear you to the place.
3. What Dept /area would you like to eventually like to try?
ITU and maybe Paeds (but I'd have to retrain for that)
4. What Dept/area are you in?
Surgical urology
5. What is the grosses thing you have encountered?
Nothing really grosses me out. Did once come across a wound I could put my fist into though.
6. What is the weirdest thing you have seen as a nurse?
Glass eyes always strike me as weird, necessary but weird
7. What one piece of advice would you pass on to new nurses?
Take advice that's offered. Ask questions. Don't act like you know stuff when you don't. (sorry that was 3)
8. How would you help retain nurses?
By NEVER saying 'Why are you doing nursing?' to the students
9. Do you have days you wondered why you ever became a nurse?
Yep whole weeks...
10. If you hadn’t become a nurse what would you be doing?
I would probably be a physics teacher

Oh and new blog rec from where this is been lifted - LivingDeadNurse


LivingDeadNurse said...

yup i have felt the same way with the whole weeks lol...esp when we are short handed...thanks for doing the survey..enjoyed ur answers

cellar_door said...

Ohh might steal this...

cellar_door said...

Oh and 8 is so true...a little piece of me dies every time a nurse asks me why the hell I want to become one

WardBunny said...

That was the best meme I've seen in awhile. I wonder how far it'll get....

Heatlh and Advocate said...

Great Meme. Thanks for the list. :) Really interesting.

Kain RN said...

I have seen one of those wounds and worse.

WardBunny said...

The Tissue Viability Rule of Fist - no wound is a good wound if you can put your fist into it.

I find wounds really interesting, think I'd like to specialise in that some day.

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