The Funny Side of Nursing School and being a Student Nurse
Funny T-shirts and Tips about Surviving Nursing School and becoming a Bonafide Nurse
Anyone who has been to nursing school can tell you how stressful it is and how it totally occupies your life. One way of dealing with this overwhelming stress is to look at the humorous side of it. The ability to laugh at yourself makes for a happier environment for all involved, whether classmates, co-workers or patients. Humor will get you through most anything and it will make life-long friends along the way.
If you're just starting out in your journey to be a nurse, just remember to keep your eye on your dream, don't let anyone take that dream away from you, have some fun and know that this too shall pass!
In my lense I feature humorous t-shirt and gift designs for nursing students and real bonafide nurses.
If you want to go straight to my main source of funny clothing and gifts for nursing students here it is: BonafideNurse - Funny Student Nurse T-shirts Gifts < But don't forget to check out the rest of my lense!
Nursing School is Not for Sissies! - Go forth brave souls - and realize your dream!
Get your big girl panties and big boy briefs on and prepare to forge ahead. It will be tough, but you can do it because YOU ARE NOT A SISSIE, YOU ARE A FUTURE NURSE!
Welcome to Stress...ah, I mean Nursing School. - Bring it on, I'm ready
Nobody denies that Nursing School is going to be stressful. In fact, it may be one of the most stressful things you will ever do in your entire life. But, remember, you have planned for this day to arrive and you are ready! So, bring it on!
Just repeat after me ... I WILL SURVIVE NURSING SCHOOL! - There may be times when you think you won't make it, but keep telling yourself that you can and will d
You will survive this thing, You will overcome the trials and the brain rearranging and you will become a nurse! So, there!
The Secret to Surviving Nursing School - A take-off on the book, The Secret, here's how to survive Nursing School from that viewpoint
If you've read The Secret, you know the power of positive thinking. Here's a version of how to survive Nursing School on an old scroll that you can share with other students on your t-shirt.
Books to help you Survive Nursing School - If you are thinking about Nursing School, you may want to read these books before you get started.
Amazon has some books that you may be interested in if you are thinking about becoming a nurse or are already a student nurse. Be sure to check out the used books under the same title - if your'e in nursing school, your money is probably tight.
Warning: Nurse under Construction - Student Nurse Roadwork ahead - Proceed with Caution!
Everything seems scary when you are starting out in nursing school. Even learning the correct way to wash your hands can be intimidating. You feel so incompetent and like a real accident waiting to happen in everything you do. Just remember - everyone was in your shoes once.
Here is the perfect sign for those stressed student nurses: Danger - Nurse under construction. (Don't let anyone say you didn't warn them.)
Let's see now...was that insert catheter, inflate balloon or inflate balloon, insert catheter? - We're all just learning - it's hard to remember all that stuff!
What seems so simple after you've had some nursing practice and experience seems mindboggling when you are learning. That's what all those instruction manuals and simulation dummies are for - so you don't inflate a real catheter balloon and then try to insert it :)
At some point you will question your decision to become a Nurse. - You will think "What was I thinking, thinking I could be a Nurse?"
You will probably question your decision to become a Nurse at some point during school. This is normal as you are discovering the not-so-glamorous aspects of nursing - it's not all about the nifty scrubs and the cute stethoscope after all. Give yourself a few minutes to wallow in the feelings and then cast them out (remember everyone has these self doubts at one time or another). Well, here's your doubt spelled out for you so you can announce it, laugh about it, and move on.
Peace, Love, Nursing School - It's all good so get your head on straight with the right attitude about becoming a Nurse
You know it's going to be tough, but you can do it. Just get your head on straight and emit positive vibes to all you come into contact with while in nursing school. Let your aura sing with this fun hippie design while spreading the love to your classmates and instructors. Oh well, sounds like a good idea, anyway. Can't hurt.
Nursing School will not Defeat Me - Get on your positive attitude about Nursing School - you can do it!
Just keep saying to yourself: Nursing School will not defeat me and repeat it over and over in your head until you fully believe it. Mind over matter. This design will announce it to anyone coming into your space just in case they wondered.
Love me Some Nursing School, Uh Huh! - Dancing Skeletons (nothing meant here) just loving Nursing School
Get on your attitude: Love me some nursing school, uh huh! (Not to say you'll need it or anything like that.) This humorous mantra that you and everyone around can repeat to themselves will be a starter towards that positive outlook that your are going to cultivate in school, right?
I love Nursing School and it loves Me - Another funny take on being positive about Nursing School
You love Nursing School and it loves you - just keep saying this to yourself, and that's right, announce it to everyone.
Here's your Brain in Nursing School - Your brain feeling a little pickled by now from being a Student Nurse?
A picture of a normal brain and your pickled brain in nursing school on a fun t-shirt says it all. (Just remember to eat some protein to fuel those brain cells before class and especially before tests)
Dum,dum,dum....it's time for CLINICALS - There is no place to run, no place to hide.
Yes, the unknown can be scary and sometimes you would like to run or hide. Just remember that clinicals are where you learn how to be a nurse. If you hide and don't act enthusiastic or volunteer to try things, you won't learn how. You want to learn all you can so you will be ahead of the game when you start on the floor. Got it?
Oh, and another point or two - if you are finished with your patient, volunteer to help someone else who isn't. What goes around, comes around. Good Karma. Remember also that nurses on the floor take notice of students who are willing to learn, appreciative and perform well. (hint: this might be a good thing when you are looking for a real job). And, by all means, always report to them about what you have done and thank them before you leave the floor.
What Happens in Clinicals, Stays in Clinicals - Funny things can and do happen in Clinicals
Oh, the dreaded clinicals! The scary patients, the even scarier instructors, the medications, the care maps, the total feeling of imcompetence. Just remember that we are learning and remember to laugh at yourself. Just don't feel like you need to blabbermouth when someone else screws up. We all make mistakes! And, therefore, here's your sign: What happens in clinicals, stays in clinicals.
Nursing School Blabbermouth - There are certain things we keep our mouth shut about, enough said.
Here's a funny take on how we handle Blabbermouths in school showing a vintage photo of a couple of nurses applying a large bandage around the snitch's jaw and reading "and that brings us to a really big one called the Nursing School Blabbermouth Bandage"
A Book to Help you Survive Nursing Clinicals - Wow, I didn't know this book was available. I haven't read it but it may be helpful!
Amazon recommends this book to help you make it through Clinicals, which are one of the most terrifying and yet exciting part of nursing school when you actually get to do some real nurse stuff!
Those darn Careplans and Care Maps! - Need an excuse for not getting your care plan done? Here you go.
Most everyone hates doing those careplans and involved care maps. Unfortunately, they are a necessary evil in order to have a plan of care for your patient and to think like a nurse. It's just that it is hard to do them at 1:00 in the morning after everything else you have to get done. So here's your excuse for not getting yours done - a possum ate it. (Hey, if you're from the South, this could happen)
Books on Nursing Care Plans for Nurses and Nursing Students - Need help with those careplans? These books could help!
Here are some references for writing careplans which can help at 1:00 am when you are brain dead.
Student Nurse Careplan - A funny take on Nursing Diagnoses, Careplans and Care Maps
Here's your care map, student nurses, with the interventions for all those diagnoses: just graduate!
Student Nurse Diagnosis - Extreme Memory Lapse - Diagnosing your memory or lack of should come pretty easy.
Trying to remember all the stuff you learn in nursing school is almost impossible unless you are blessed with a photographic memory. So here is your diagnosis about craming all that information into one small head.
Books on Memory and How to improve Your's - There are ways to improve your memory and according to reviews - these may help
If you have some spare time between all that studying and preparing for nursing classes, here are a couple of books that may help you remember important things. (Probably better to read them before you start classes, I'm just thinking.)
Student Nurse Diagnosis - Ineffective Tissue Perfussion - Oh, those hours and hours of sitting on your butt and studying nursing manuals
A common diagnosis in nursing concerns people who have skin breakdown and decubitus ulcers. Well, this could also apply to nursing students who sit for long periods of time while studying. Remember to get up periodically, take a break and move around. So, here's your shirt:
Student Nurse Diagnosis - STRESS! - Most everything about you is out of whack! A funny Diagnosis about Nursing School Stress and how it affects you
Did I mention how stressfull Nursing School is? Well, tis true, but look at the bright side - it doesn't last that long, it only seems to.
Student Nurse Diagnosis - Just a Smidgen Tired - Humorous reasons as to why you are so Tired
There are lots of reasons as to why you are tired all the time while in Nursing School - the huge text books, the hours spent studying them, the careplans, the tests, the lack of sleep, the lack of proper nutrition, etc., etc.. Just remember to take a little time for yourself and your family, treat yourself to something you like, eat something nutritious with protein for energy, meditate a little and don't stay up all night studying!
Lost and Found: A Student Nurse's Life - Where did your life go? Where are your friends? Where is your sanity?
A humorous classified lost and found listed by a nursing student pretty much says it all,
Take a Break from Life, attend Nursing School - Just look at it as a little break from life....and life can take a break from you.
You may have to take a break from all the things of everyday life that you take for granted such as family, friends, cooking, relaxing, vacation, etc., etc. One thing positive about it is that you will learn to appreciate those little and not so little things and they will learn to appreciate you right back!
You will get burned out and just want to have your life back! - Don't give in to those burned out feelings - just remember why you are doing this and take a lit
When you get burned out, it's time to sit back and reassess the reasons why you decided to be a nurse. Is it to fulfill a dream? Is it to make life better for your family? Are you the principal bread winner? Do you want to travel? Keep your eye on the why and it will bring you through those tough times. It will all be worth it!
I Dreamed I died and went to Hell, but when I woke up, it was only Nursing School - Yes, you will have these feelings at times, remember it's only a dream, kind
A funny look at how you can feel because you are so overwhelmed, but misery loves company and you've got plenty of it. Just pass around a little encouragement when other classmates are down and they will do the same for you.
Make a List of Things to Do - A long list with priorities.
Sometimes, when you are overwhelmed, it helps to put it down on paper. All the things you need to get done can just swirl around in your head and and seem even more intimidating than they really are. Just putting a list down on paper and prioritizing can make you feel more in control, more organized. You can even schedule in certains times to accomplish it all. When you are scheduling, remember to schedule a little time for yourself, even if it is for a little mini breakdown. Just get it out of your system, have a cup of coffee or special treat, take a hot bath, then move on. Here is a funny tee shirt that says it all.
Maslow's Hierarcy of a Student Nurse's Needs - Here's a takeoff showing what Maslow might have put in the pyramid of a Nursing Student's Needs
Poor student nurses - they are always needing more sleep, more money, more time, more caffeine and a little encouragement would certainly help too. Here's a pyramid showing those needs. Deep breath everyone.
Oh, I can hardy wait to suck the eagerness right out of those new Nursing Students! - Does it seem like your instructors are trying to discourage you every way
Sometimes it does seem like our nursing instructors are out to get us. Part of this is the weeding out process to see who is tough enough to make it in nursing - that is because it is a tough job and you have to put up with a lot of flack from doctors, patients, nurse managers as well as other nurses sometimes. Just remain strong, don't let anyone get under your skin and don't lose your cool. Show them that you mean business and you're not going anywhere other than to graduate and become a nurse!
Just Go with the Flo! - Whatever is put in front of you - just do it!
One thing you need to know is that whatever they put on your plate, you had better finish it. In other words, don't make waves, don't bitch and complain - just do it. Remember, one foot in front of the other, one step at a time. Make like Florence Nightingale, and just go with the Flo. You can do it!
And then one day, it will happen - you will GRADUATE. - And you can say, I survived Nursing School!
Before you know it, just when you think it will never be over, it will be. And you, my friend will be become an official Nursing School Survivor.
Just One More Hurdle to Jump - the NCLEX! - Well, it's not quite over yet.
There is just one more big hurdle to jump - the dreaded NCLEX Examination that you have to take to get your official Nursing License. But, you will be ready. Remember to call and schedule your exam as soon as you can as the time slots book up fast. Don't stay up and study all night before the test. Go to bed early, eat something nourishing the morning of the test and remain calm. You can do it! You are prepared! NCLEX Schmenclex, you will pass that test!
And then, you will be known as a Nurse. - A real nurse, a Bonafide Nurse!
You will be so happy, your family will be happy, your friends will be happy, your pets will be happy. Happiness will abound because you are officially a Bonafide Nurse. So, here is a little sign just for you. And give yourself a high five because you deserve it!
Books to Help you Study for the NCLEX - These books may be helpful when you are preparing for the big Test.
And Yet More Hilarious Nursing School T-shirts and Gifts from StudioGumbo! - Yes, believe it or not, there are even more humorous and inspirational gifts availa
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RN Central: Blogs about Nursing School and becoming a Nurse - Nursing students like you sharing their experience about Nursing School
Everybody's blogging nowadays and so are Nursing Students. This site has a lot of blogs from nursing students as well as Nurses and some good links.
- 100 best blogs for Nursing Students
A list of blogs by nursing students and nurses that you may be interested in checking out.
Top 100 Tweeter Feeds for Student Nurses - Everybody's tweeting nowadays!
- Top 100 Tweeter Feeds for Student Nurses
Lot's of student nurses and nurses tweet nowadays. Here are some interesting twitter feeds about Nursing School that you might want to follow or you just might want to set up your own tweet. Check em out!
Allnurses.com - a great source for anything you need to know about becoming a nurse - All Nurses. com is a forum for nurses and nursing students
Have a question pertaining to nursing school or being a nurse? Chances are someone else has already had that question or experience. Allnurses.com is a wonderful resource that I used many times in the course of becoming a nurse.
A great source for nursing students!
Amazon recommendations - Things you may be interested in that Amazon recommends on Nursing School
Check out my new lense on Nurse Bags and Totes! - Great Shoulder Bags, Field Bags, Totes, Sack Packs and Messenger Bags
Nurses and Student Nurses carry a lot of stuff so they need a smart, functional bag to handle it. They can do it with style and function with these fun bags made especially for nurses and nursing students from StudioGumbo!