6 super nurse powers I wish I had

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If you could have a super power at work, what would you want? Here are some ideas of what I would want!

  • A Super Bladder–Able to hold all bodily functions for at least 14 hours (without pain!).
  • “Vein” Ray Vision–No more palpating! No more multiple sticks! My super eyes can see the best vein on the first try!
  • Cloning–the ability to actually be in more than one place at one time (including the break room and bathroom!)
  • Mind Reading–yes, Doctor so-and-so, of course I can read your mind and know that you meant to order Zosyn instead of Zithromax.
  • Go Go Gadget Arms–you know when that extra piece of tape or blood tube is just a smidge out of reach? Well, G0 Go Gadget arms expand to whatever length you need. (Go Go Gadget legs would be good for us shorter nurses as well…)
  • Nurse Midas–Instead of turning everything into gold, the power to turn disgusting smells into lovely fragrances, terrible hospital coffee into a name brand cappuccino, cafeteria food into 4-star cuisine and full hospital beds into empty ones.

What would be your nurse super powers?

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Rebekah Child

Rebekah Child attended the University of Southern California for her bachelor's in nursing and decided to brave the academic waters and return for her master's in nursing education, graduating in 2003 from Mount St. Mary's. Rebekah has also taught nursing clinical and theory at numerous Southern California nursing schools and has been an emergency nurse since 2002. She is currently one of the clinical educators for an emergency department in Southern California and a student (again!) in the doctoral program at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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3 Responses to 6 super nurse powers I wish I had

  1. Sherrie

    To have all of my patients/resident be orphans! Seems like the families take most of the time, they are more needy than the patients and can be “PITA’s” :))

  2. wendy

    To read the minds of the DON and ADON when we are short staffed and they think it is perfectly ok to sit in their offfices on Facebook.

  3. Denise

    My fav is the vein ray vision. Ugly bruises from transfixing blood vessels would be a thing of the past – perfect placement every time!