I see quite alot of tall nurses - page 2

In my school's nursing program, I see alot of tall female nursing students.... Read More

  1. by   sevensonnets
    I'm 5 ft. 1 in. "tall." Can I go to your school?
  2. by   chacha82
    I have to admit I prefer this thread to others that have been started here lately, I can dig it
  3. by   caffeinatednurse
    Most of my coworkers are short or petite, like me, although I am orienting a new nurse who is well over 6 feet. I'm 5'2" and it's never kept me from doing my job. I don't have to raise/lower the bed height as much.
  4. by   ~Mi Vida Loca~RN
    We often had "afew" tall people. My Dad is 6'3", I am "alittle" over 5 foot.



    One time I asked my patient how tall she was, she said "4 foot 12". So I said "5 feet?" She said "no 4 foot 12" she paused for a minute and it clicked. I told her "congratulations, you can now tell everyone you're officially 5 foot"
  5. by   ~♪♫ in my ♥~
    Quote from ~Mi Vida Loca~RN
    We often had "afew" tall people. My Dad is 6'3", I am "alittle" over 5 foot.



    One time I asked my patient how tall she was, she said "4 foot 12". So I said "5 feet?" She said "no 4 foot 12" she paused for a minute and it clicked. I told her "congratulations, you can now tell everyone you're officially 5 foot"
    I work with a tall guy. I asked him how tall he is and he replied, "519."

    I looked at him quizzically to which he responded, "five feet, nineteen inches."

    I replied, "Oh, 4 + 10pi?"
  6. by   Purple_roses
    *Analyzes own short stature*

    *Analyzes life decisions*

    *Quietly hands nursing degree back*
  7. by   blondy2061h
    I liked when everyone I was working with was tall too. I wouldn't go in a room and find an IV pole lowered to the lowest setting. Doing that causes more air in your lines, you know... keep them nice and high. And I am always pushing the cardiac monitor off to the side. Short people who's head is mostly below it don't care.
  8. by   soutthpaw
    There are a few tall guys in my class, 6,4 and 6,5 and few more over 6ft, I feel short at 5',11"
  9. by   meanmaryjean
    During my bedside days- I had a strict rule about precepting capstone students- over 5'6" or fuhgettaboutit.

    Because I worked at a children's hospital named for a famous two-time Super Bowl champ (think 6'5", laser rocket arm/ Papa John's pizza/ brother is also a Super Bowl champ). I think they let him decide where to hang all the shelving. The BOTTOM shelf in the patient rooms was over my head.
  10. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from ~Mi Vida Loca~RN
    We often had "afew" tall people. My Dad is 6'3", I am "alittle" over 5 foot.
  11. by   pixierose
    I wore my sneakers the other day instead of my Danskos.

    The missing half inch was noted by most of my colleagues.

    But I'm proud to be 5'1"! Proud! So what if The Taller People (i.e. everyone else) get the stuff high up on the shelves for me (i.e. everything)? So what if everything is kid proof for the vertically challenged? I'm cute, damn it!
  12. by   middleagednurse
    People are taller now. I am 5 11. When I was young being that tall was unusual. Now it isn't.
  13. by   donsterRN
    I am 6'5". I couldn't blend in if my life depended on it! I know otherwise, but it's pretty much accepted that wherever I go, I'm the tallest.

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