When you’re a nurse, every day is unpredictable. But there are a few experiences all nurses have had at least once. Here are 10 feelings all nurses have felt:
1. Nursing School Was More Than a Little Overwhelming
You eventually became a master of pulling all nighters, which came in handy when you started working the night shift.
2. You Were Overcome with Joy When You Officially Became a Nurse
After countless pots of coffee, hundreds of hours spent studying, and lots of worrying, you finally reached your goal. That type of achievement calls for a happy dance.
3. That Moment You Realized That Coffee is Your Best Friend
Coffee is there for you, even in the toughest of times. It got you through school, and you’ll stay best friends for the rest of your career.
4. But Then You Realize You’d Be Nowhere Without Your Nurse Friends
Because once someone has helped you clean up bodily fluids, you’re bonded for life.
5. When You Finally Find Scrubs That Look Flattering
In comfortable, good-looking scrubs you are basically unstoppable.
6. When You Can’t Remember the Last Time You Took a Bathroom Break
It’s been at least 10 hours, but you’re more worried about the patient who hasn’t peed in 6 hours.
7. When You Save Someone’s Life for the First Time
You’re basically a superhero now, but still waiting on the movie to be made about you.
8. Every Single “Code Brown”
It’s not the most glamorous part of the job, but it has to be done.
9. Watching All the Unrealistic Medical TV Dramas
That’s not how any of this works. Looking at you, Grey’s Anatomy.
10. Knowing That You Make a Difference Every Day