Why nursing friendships are weird but AMAZING!
So where else can you ask someone to wipe while you hold a strangers butt cheeks apart, and it’s perfectly normal conversation? Nowhere but nursing!! We instantly bond over conversation about the guy that got the fidget spinner stuck in his penis. Hahaha normal conversations overhead on the floor would not be normal anywhere else. Like hey, you hold her leg, you lift the vagina and I’ll insert the catheter on that 300 lb lady .. perfectly normal convo! On a serious side… when that cute lil pvc suddenly goes STV to asystole working codes with your fellow nurses is like going into battle!! Whatever the end result is you have to have 100% teamwork! The bond is amazing whether you bring that heartbeat back… or the dreaded family phone call. Nursing relationships are uniquely beautiful.