Hey l.rae - my MIL is a barber, and one time I was visiting her at work when she had this state trooper in her chair. It happened to be right after I got off work, so I had scrubs
on. Long story short, they DO tend to let nurses go with warnings, I heard it right from the horse's mouth. They take care of us, so that if they ever end up in our care, we'll take care of them. I didn't have the heart to tell him HE was NEVER gonna be taken care of by ME unless a miracle of modern medicine occurred, but oh well...
So you are not alone. I have an old stethescope that I don't care for, and it hangs around my rearview mirror. Just in case my lead foot gets the best of me when I'm not in uniform!