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A day in the life of a nurse

If you are a nurse, almost were, have been for a long time or even just started your first-ever shift 48 minutes ago, you can relate to this!

Wake up.

 

Walk into work.

 

See that I’m working with my favorite nurse.

 

See my assignment.

 

After the seventh interruption during my first assessment.

 

Can’t open a med.

 

When the first doctor rounds and acts like I’m incompetent for not knowing obscure information off the top of my head, dodges the family that wants to talk to him or rounds and leaves without talking to me.

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Kati Kleber BSN, RN

Kati Kleber BSN, RN CCRN is a a nationally certified critical care nurse located in Charlotte, NC. She is the Nurse Advisor and Editorial Director of the #ProtectNurses initiative, and will be guiding the content we curate, create, and share back with you. Kleber, aka Nurse Eyeroll, is a popular blogger, the voice behind the wildly successful #ProTips series, and a frequent speaker on nursing leadership. You can buy her book "Becoming Nursey" at nurseeyeroll.com, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other sites. She also has two more books in the works, which will be published by the American Nurses Association and on shelves Feb. 2016!
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11 Responses to A day in the life of a nurse

  1. nolegirl96

    Absolutely LOVE IT!!!! That is the funniest thing I’ve seen in awhile. Thanks!!

  2. rebeccalynn62

    So funny, and accurate. I’m glad to see other nurses have all of these emotional ups and downs during a shift. I was beginning to think there was something wrong with me!! LOL

  3. ALICAT

    A good chuckle-its the truth too!

  4. reneeocn63

    Loved it.

  5. ToeJoe13

    I was actually laughing out loud!!! I’ve experienced everyone of route emotions! Thanks for the laugh, it’s good for the soul! 😉

  6. ToeJoe13

    those emotions

  7. nurse78

    so relate to deteriorating patient and everyone needs something NOW!

  8. betsteff

    Beautifully written!

  9. paodaluzcr

    LOL! Totally identified with the article! I guess it’s more related to the proffession itself than to the country were you practice nursing. -Paola from Costa Rica

  10. brittanylee5104

    seriously this is right on lmao

  11. Nancy Walsh-Howell

    made my day! Funny and right on target,

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