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“The FUNNIEST mistake I made in nursing school…”

Nursing school is no joke! But it’s hard not to chuckle while watching Sean Dent discuss a hair-raising mistake he made while in nursing school. Don’t take our word for it, though. Check out “The Sean Dent Show” on ScrubsBeat below!

Do you have a funny nursing school story to share? We’d love to read about it in the comments below!

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2 Responses to “The FUNNIEST mistake I made in nursing school…”

  1. Drew Griffin

    Thats a great story Sean.

    An embarrassing moment early in my career was when I was working in an LTAC / Rehab Center. I was sending a patient to the E.D. for some reason and was calling in report to the triage nurse. In those days we typically gave our initials to each other for documentation purposes, much like its still done from department to department these days.

    I must have been tired or something must have distracted me but the nurse on the other end of the line said “ETA?”…to which I responded…”Thanks ETA, I’m D.G.!” and I hung up…

    Yeah, so I almost immediately realized what I had done and called back to inform the triage nurse of the ‘Estimated Time of Arrival’ only to hear the rightfully deserved laughter on the other end of the line…..(sigh)

  2. Nursehope

    I had a patient who could not have a bowel movement if there was a possibility of someone entering the room. I suggested to her that I would put a sign on the door “See nurse before entering”. She agreed. I went to the nurse’s station to get a pre-printed sign that said the a fore mentioned and saw that there were 2 varieties; one with a dove on it and one plain. I chose the dove one because it was more attractive. The charge saw me take out the sign and freaked out. It turns out that the sign with the dove on it is for patients who have just died! After I told her the reason I needed the sign, she laughed so hard that she had tears. I’m proud to be the (former) student nurse who will be remembered for the faux pas.

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