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1. “I remember the fear of realizing on the first day [of nursing school] that watching every episode of ER would get me nowhere.”
— Victor on 16 things I remember from nursing school

2. “I worked with a new hire, Tiffany, who was ‘snug’ in a size 18 but wore size 12 pants. She always wore a thong, even though her scrub bottoms wouldn’t cover her hips, let alone her bum!! NO ONE wants to see that during a code or trauma in the ED…ick.”
— Kimberlee on The top 5 scrubs fashion blunders

4. “@ Michelle: Batman and Iron Man shirts have nothing on Charlie Brown, Winnie the Pooh and the Jonas Brothers scrubs designs.”
— Nicole Lehr on You know you’re a pediatric nurse when…

5. “AJU = All Jacked Up (multiple issues)
FTF = Failure to Fly (usually head-bonks, but can be used throughout traumas)
FLK with GLM/GLD = Funny Lookin’ Kid with Good Lookin’ Mom/Dad (probably a syndrome)
FLK with FLM/FLK = Funny Lookin’ Kid with Funny Lookin’ Mom/Dad (probably just genetics)
Capital A circled = can mean either ‘anxious’ or ‘a**hole,’ depending on the situation…one step above PITA.”
— NurseDaisy on Top 40 slang terms for nurses

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