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10 Signs That You’re a Nurse

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By Jeini Relova RM, RN

Nurses can really be one of those professions you get to be a little bit out of the norms. You tend to see the world in a different perspective and act as if you are a whole new person. So get those pens and papers and check if you are indeed one of the angels of the sick room.

See also: 18 Signs You’re Being Raised by a Nurse.

1. You have OCD.

You have a sanitizer or alcohol inside your bag. Your eyes automatically and subconsciously become a microscope seeing those itsy-bitsy-tiny microorganisms leaping and crawling on your skin. It also feels incomplete if you don’t sanitize your hands after you touched something.

And you have an unlimited supply of these.
…And you have an unlawfully unlimited supply of these.

2. Fast-Drip Eating.

You during your 2-minute lunch break.

You can eat and chew your food as fast as lighting. Since there’s no time for chit-chats, especially on a toxic shift, you have to finish eating within 15-20 minutes most of the time.

3. You believe white is fashion.


You seldom go to the mall or seeing a friend with a new outfit, it is usually that white clinical uniform you get to wear in work.

4. Scrubs are in.

Should I wear this shade of blue or that similar looking shade of blue?
Should I wear this shade of blue or that similar looking shade of blue?

Well since you only get to be around the halls of the hospital or clinics, you only have two options to be fashionable. It’s either the white one or the colorful scrub suits. And this usually takes almost half of your wardrobe space.

5. You panic more than an average person.


Since you can to be exposed to various medical concepts and procedures, you then to overreact when it comes to your health status. You tend to exaggerate and make the first line of defense for your health.

6. You’re the worst patient.

“…including a few nurses on my unit”

You can be paranoid in dealing with your sickness, but the worst and most hard-headed patients are nurses. You tend to deviate from the norms. For example, you catch a cold and is not allowed to at least eat or drink cold stuff for a meantime, yet still manages to do the exact opposite.

7. You find gross topics are fascinating.

“Yes, tell me more about that guy who lacerated his arm and almost poked his eye with an ice pick.”

Normal people usually talks about this stuff not in front of the food since it is also for etiquette, but nurses do these freely, get stoked and even make fun of it. It’s like watching a good movie, the grosser it is the more interesting it gets.

8. You’re a master of thy bladder.

It’s like a superpower.

You tend to control and manages to not pee as long as you can remember. When you get the chance to go the bathroom, that is when you are reminded you actually have to micturate.

...but in the end of the day, this is you!
…but in the end of the day, this is you!

9. You’re an owl of the day.

You tend to have a disrupted circadian rhythm since you confuse night into day because of your shifting hours. You sometimes have a problem getting to sleep since you are still fired up and want to catch up with what’s in the outside world.

Just like a Pikachu.
Just like a Pikachu.

10. You paint the town red.

The color of red starts to be your favorite color, because you get to see it once in while during your shift. It doesn’t even bother you much if you get to see a pail full of it. It’s like painting the whole room with its different shades. Just be careful not to get that red stuff on you – always.

Nope. Not referring to period period.

Now check your checklist and tally how many you’ve got! Tell us your score at the comments section!

Jeini Relova is a Registered Midwife and Registered Nurse and one of the contributors of Nurseslabs.

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