I had been warned that there were hazards of being a nursing student, but I didn’t really start experiencing them until this semester. It happens like this:
John: “Hi! I’m John.”
Kristen: “Hey, I’m Kristen. So what’s your major?”
J: “I’m in engineering. What’s your major?”
K: “I’m in nursing. What kind of engineering?”
J: “Oh, you’re in nursing? Hey, I have a pain right here. What is it? Should I go to the ER or just wait it out? Am I broken or should I just ice it?”
I have no idea, so usually it doesn’t do much good to ask.
Or like this:
Family member: “Hi Kristen! How are you? Say, what do you do for_____”
Both of these things happened to me in the last 24 hours. This first was with some guy at Navs who had a pain in his chest and wondered if his heart was stopping… I really am not the right one to ask about that. The second was my brother who had burned himself on his motorcycle. That I can deal with… :-)
Just for further reference, I’m not a doctor. I never will be a doctor, or have an advanced degree in nursing. My knowledge is pretty limited. Feel free to ask me, but I’ll probably just send you to the doctor’s office or ER.