Nursing Perks

  1. Alright guys I was just sitting here thinking about our wonderful profession and how over the years I've met some really unique and awesome people. Even though we share the common bond of nursing, we're still all unique in our own way, so below I've listed a few things that might make you stand out:
    (please note, these are my answers, feel free to answer too)
    1. Birk's or Tennis shoes--Birks
    2. Nursing cap, in or out--out
    3. Still have your nursing pin--yep
    4. Wear it? --nope
    5. Like taped report or verbal --taped, get out quicker
    6. Littmann or Sprague--Littmann
    7. Computer charting or Written--Computer
    8. Teaching hospital or Community---Teaching
    9. Floating outside unit, yes or no--yes
    10. Noc shift or Day shift--Nocs, baby!
    11. 5yr goal--Have masters degree
    12. Doctors--Saints or Jerks? Can be both
    13. Least favorite nursing tasks?--Suctioning---eweee sputum!!:uhoh21:
    14. What is your specialty? Oncology, currently working in float pool
    15. All white or colored scrubs? Colored
    16. Highest degree earned in this field? ADN
    17. Burnout or Renewed? Renewed
    18. Union, or non-union? Non-union
    19. Full-time or Per Diem? Per Diem
    20. Hospital or Clinic? Hospital
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  2. 17 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    1. Birk's or Tennis shoes-- Tennis shoes
    2. Nursing cap, in or out--out
    3. Still have your nursing pin--yep
    4. Wear it? --nope
    5. Like taped report or verbal -- verbal, get to ask questions and hold them accountable
    6. Littmann or Sprague-- the cheaper the better, I can't hear with those expensive Littmans
    7. Computer charting or Written--Computer
    8. Teaching hospital or Community---Teaching
    9. Floating outside unit, yes or no--yes
    10. Noc shift or Day shift--Nocs, baby!
    11. 5yr goal--To not burn out and kill either patients, family members or coworkers
    12. Doctors--Saints or Jerks? I've only met one doc I've considered a Saint. He worked at Duke during the AZT trials
    13. Least favorite nursing tasks?--Charting!!
    14. What is your specialty? Any kind of med-surg, trauma, tele, etc.
    15. All white or colored scrubs? Colored
    16. Highest degree earned in this field? ADN
    17. Burnout or Renewed? Burned out and renewing as we speak
    18. Union, or non-union? Non-union
    19. Full-time or Per Diem? Full time
    20. Hospital or Clinic? Hospital
  4. by   LoriAnnRN
    okay, how do I copy the questions so I can answer them?
  5. by   talkn2val
    To reply to the above questions copy it and paste it on your reply space then just change my answers and put you own.
  6. by   LoriAnnRN
    thanks, i'll try it now..........
  7. by   nursedawn67
    1. Birk's or Tennis shoes--not sure what birks are so Tennis shoes
    2. Nursing cap, in or out--out
    3. Still have your nursing pin--never had a pin to begin with
    4. Wear it? --can't...don't have one
    5. Like taped report or verbal --verbal...can ask questions
    6. Littmann or Sprague--Littmann
    7. Computer charting or Written--have only done written
    8. Teaching hospital or Community---community
    9. Floating outside unit, yes or no--no
    10. Noc shift or Day shift--Nocs
    11. 5yr goal--Major in geriatrics
    12. Doctors--Saints or Jerks? Can be both
    13. Least favorite nursing tasks?--I have to agree with Suctioning---eweee sputum!!
    14. What is your specialty? geriatrics
    15. All white or colored scrubs? Colored with prints
    16. Highest degree earned in this field? LPN
    17. Burnout or Renewed? Renewed
    18. Union, or non-union? Non-union
    19. Full-time or Per Diem? full time
    20. Hospital or Clinic? Nursing home
  8. by   LoriAnnRN
    1. Birk's or Tennis shoes--tennies
    2. Nursing cap, in or out--out
    3. Still have your nursing pin--yep
    4. Wear it? --yep
    5. Like taped report or verbal --taped, get out quicker
    6. Littmann or Sprague--Littmann
    7. Computer charting or Written--Computer
    8. Teaching hospital or Community---Teaching
    9. Floating outside unit, yes or no--yes
    10. Noc shift or Day shift-days
    11. 5yr goal--Have masters degree, might be there in 1 1/2 yrs
    12. Doctors--Saints or Jerks? Can be both but mostly jerks
    13. Least favorite nursing tasks?--ileostomy care
    14. What is your specialty? Correctional nursing administration, for now
    15. All white or colored scrubs? Colored
    16. Highest degree earned in this field? BSN
    17. Burnout or Renewed? Renewed
    18. Union, or non-union? Non-union
    19. Full-time or Per Diem? Full time
    20. Hospital or Clinic? Neither; a county jail but it more closely resembles a clinic.


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  9. by   deespoohbear
    1. Birk's or Tennis shoes--Nursemates, actually.
    2. Nursing cap, in or out--out
    3. Still have your nursing pin--yep
    4. Wear it? --everyday
    5. Like taped report or verbal --taped, get out quicker
    6. Littmann or Sprague--Littmann
    7. Computer charting or Written--written (living in the dark ages)
    8. Teaching hospital or Community---county
    9. Floating outside unit, yes or no--no-hate it!!!
    10. Noc shift or Day shift--days
    11. 5yr goal--to get out of bedside nursing
    12. Doctors--Saints or Jerks? Can be both
    13. Least favorite nursing tasks?--Colostomy, yucky dressing changes
    14. What is your specialty? Med-Surg
    15. All white or colored scrubs? Colored
    16. Highest degree earned in this field? ADN
    17. Burnout or Renewed? Burned out
    18. Union, or non-union? Non-union
    19. Full-time or Per Diem? Full-time (sadly)
    20. Hospital or Clinic? Hospital


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  10. by   cactus wren
    1. Birk's or Tennis shoes--both
    2. Nursing cap, in or out--out
    3. Still have your nursing pin--yep
    4. Wear it? --nope, it`s fugly
    5. Like taped report or verbal --verbal
    6. Littmann or Sprague--Littmann
    7. Computer charting or Written--written (living in the dark ages)
    8. Teaching hospital or Community---county
    9. Floating outside unit, yes or no- ok once in awhile
    10. Noc shift or Day shift--days
    11. 5yr goal--to get out of bedside nursing
    12. Doctors--Saints or Jerks? Can be both
    13. Least favorite nursing tasks?--Charting
    14. What is your specialty? icu
    15. All white or colored scrubs? Colored
    16. Highest degree earned in this field? ADN
    17. Burnout or Renewed? Burned out
    18. Union, or non-union? Non-union
    19. Full-time or Per Diem? currently on sabbatical
    20. Hospital or Clinic? Hospital
  11. by   Buddha
    1. Birk's or Tennis shoes--Nursemates I agre
    2. Nursing cap, in or out--Don't wear one in LTC
    3. Still have your nursing pin--yep
    4. Wear it? --My kid threw it in the heating duct need to fish it out
    5. Like taped report or verbal --agree with thirdshiftguy
    6. Littmann or Sprague--I need to find it-someone stole it off my cart
    7. Computer charting or Written--written (living in the dark ages)
    8. Teaching hospital or Community---county LTC
    9. Floating outside unit, yes or no--no-hate it!!!
    10. Noc shift or Day shift--days
    11. 5yr goal--to get out of bedside nursing
    12. Doctors--Saints or Jerks? Can be both
    13. Least favorite nursing tasks?--Colostomy love yucky drsg changes
    14. What is your specialty? geriatrics
    15. All white or colored scrubs? Colored
    16. Highest degree earned in this field? LPN (Sainthood)
    17. Burnout or Renewed? Burned out
    18. Union, or non-union? where I need one!
    19. Full-time or Per Diem? Full-time (sadly)
    20. Hospital or Clinic? LTC
  12. by   l.rae
    1. Birk's or Tennis shoes--anywheres and birks
    2. Nursing cap, in or out-OUT OUT OUT!
    3. Still have your nursing pin--yip
    4. Wear it? --yip
    5. Like taped report or verbal --verbal
    6. Littmann or Sprague--LIT
    7. Computer charting or Written--
    8. Teaching hospital or Community---comminity teaching hosp
    9. Floating outside unit, NEVER
    10. Noc shift or Day shift--noc
    11. 5yr goal--win the lottery
    12. Doctors--Saints or Jerks? Can be both
    13. Least favorite nursing tasks?--Colostomy
    14. What is your specialty? ER
    15. All white or colored scrubs? Colored
    16. Highest degree earned in this field? adn
    17. Burnout or Renewed? Burned out
    18. Union, or non-union? nope...i wish
    19. Full-time or Per Diem? Full-time-3/12's
    20. Hospital or Clinic? HOSP


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  13. by   bossynurse
    1. Birk's or Tennis shoes--Birks
    2. Nursing cap, in or out--out yuck
    3. Still have your nursing pin--yep
    4. Wear it? of course I earned that baby!
    5. Like taped report or verbal --verbal, so they can face me as they dump on me.
    6. Littmann or Sprague--Littmann
    7. Computer charting or Written--written changing to computer soon
    8. Teaching hospital or Community---Teaching
    9. Floating outside unit, yes or no--only if I have to
    10. Noc shift or Day shift--7a-7p
    11. 5yr goal--retain my sanity
    12. Doctors--Saints or Jerks? Can be both
    13. Least favorite nursing tasks?--inserting ngs
    14. What is your specialty? surgical
    16. Highest degree earned in this field? ADN
    17. Burnout or Renewed? Renewed
    18. Union, or non-union? Non-union
    19. Full-time or Per Diem? full time
    20. Hospital or Clinic? Hospital


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  14. by   spineCNOR
    1. Birk's or Tennis shoes--Tennis Shoes
    2. Nursing cap, in or out--out
    3. Still have your nursing pin--yep
    4. Wear it? --nope
    5. Like taped report or verbal -- verbal
    6. Littmann or Sprague--Littmann
    7. Computer charting or Written--Written
    8. Teaching hospital or Community---Community
    9. Floating outside unit, yes or no--no
    10. Noc shift or Day shift-- days
    11. 5yr goal--Finish masters degree, and get a job where I use
    my mind more than my back
    12. Doctors--Saints or Jerks? Can be both, but mostly jerks!
    13. Least favorite nursing tasks?-- Listening to surgeons whine and - anything dealing with sputum!
    14. What is your specialty? OR
    15. All white or colored scrubs? Colored
    16. Highest degree earned in this field? BSN (Master's in another
    seventeen weeks, and it can't come fast enough!)
    17. Burnout or Renewed? Burnout
    18. Union, or non-union? Non-union
    19. Full-time or Per Diem? Part-time/ Full-time student
    20. Hospital or Clinic? Hospital
    Last edit by spineCNOR on Jan 29, '03

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