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The Anatomy of a Nursing Student

The Anatomy of a Nursing Stadent Starting nursing school tends to morph the average person into a new species. WHAT DO NURSING STUDENT LOOK LIKE? Attire Proudly worn stethoscope. of Bright white scrubs, all the time. ++++ First time wearing colors is so exciting! Armload of medical books for studying in the spare few minutes between patients. ++++ ++++ Heavy backpack full of gloves, medical tape, clamps, scissors, a penlight, and more pens than Bic, all with drug logos. Sensible shoes for keeping up with fast-moving nurses. ++++ Did you know? There are 3.5 million nurses working in the U.S. 78% of them are RNs. Attitude * Constantly reminds everyone about Wash [health:] Drink plenty of water. your hands. Would rather More excited about > GIVE A SHOT < BLOOD than drink one at the bar. than the cast of TWILIGHT... and considerably less sparkly. Will fight classmates over who gets to put in an ( NG tube } The highest paid nursing occupation is Nurse Anesthetist. Did you know? Average annual salary: $158,000 Habits X Picks apart every medical drama on television. Yells at TV: Dad, I think you need more fiber. And perhaps a COurtesy flush now and then. A real doctor would neer do that ! X Attempts to diagnose every symptom at home, no matter how embarrassing. XTalks about Gray's Anatomy. Not the TV show. X Constantly checks vital signs. Two fingers on the wrist is X Uses proper technique to apply SpongeBob SquarePants Band-AidsĀ®. common. then we lanced this Thanksgiving at blaGIGANTIc Grandma's will never boil and... X Discusses bodily fluids over dinner. Grossing out all bla non-nursing students at the table. be the same. bla Social Life (or Lack Thereof) Study groups with fellow nursing students. technique on the family. femoral epipkysi Practices vocabulary and gastric slipped capital bla subdural hematoma larage bla bla coronary angioplasty Eutmisttie bla oneumothorax Take out food and coffee. Lots of coffee. Offspring and siblings learn medical jargon and use it correctly. Bonus brought to you by: Sources:

The Anatomy of a Nursing Student

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Starting nursing school tends to morph the average person into a new species. What do nursing students look like? This infographic takes a light-hearted look at what it's like to be a nursing student.


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