August 16, 2009, 8:51 am

Hey, Mr. POST Man (and Woman)

jukeboxHey! My nursing school did not have a jukebox!

For you young ‘uns who think music has always come out of an iPod, you put your quarter in the machine and chose one or two songs for it to play (via vinyl 45s).

I looked up the American Top 40 for my nursing school graduation date. The closest I could find was July 8, 1978

Here were the top five songs: (a) Shadow Dancing by Andy Gibb – oh HELL yeah! (b) Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty – sax to DIE for; (c) Take a Chance on Me by Abba – Zofran required; (d) Use Ta Be My Girl by the O’Jays – uh, no; and (e) Still the Same by Bob Seger – rockin’!

I wonder what year it was and what these nurses listened to that day?


Have a post – send it to me! It’s carnival time at Emergiblog!


I’m still accepting submissions for the next Change of Shift on Thursday! I know it’s summer and I know it’s nice out but the nursing blogosphere is still hopping (I know, I’m reading your stuff!).

And hey, docs, how about some nurse related posts from you, too! And patients, I know you have some nurse stories. I’ll even print the ones that will curl our hair! Use the Blog Carnival button or the “Contact” button up top.


And speaking of patients, the Patients for a Moment blog carnival is up at Adventures of a Funky Heart (nice job, Steve!). I will be hosting the patient blog carnival here on August 26th – so come one, come all – the only theme is that of being/caring for/living with patients! Again, the “Contact” button will land those submissions right in my mail box.


  • Rachel

    August 16, 2009 at 9:07 am

    LOVE Baker Street. LOVE.

  • NPs Save Lives

    August 16, 2009 at 11:39 am

    It’s amazing how music effects one’s life. A song can come on and suddenly you are transported to another place and time. I submitted a slightly older article to the COS. I can’t type fast enough to come up with a new one until my wrist heals.

  • Ken O

    August 17, 2009 at 12:35 am

    I don’t know the Andy Gibb or Bob Seiger tracks, and will pass on the O’Jays too. So that’s 3 for Baker Street, and 2 for Take a Chance on Me anyway!

  • Kevin Haynes

    August 17, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    78′ was a big year for the Stones!!! Beast of Burden, Miss You and my personal favorite…Shattered!!!

  • Roschelle

    August 19, 2009 at 3:57 am

    Hi Kim, Love your blog. found you on mybloglog. Hope to be visiting often!!! Oh BTW…ER nurse here too. Heading back in Thursday night for 7 fun filled nights

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My name is Kim, and I'm a nurse in the San Francisco Bay area. I've been a nurse for 33 years; I graduated in 1978 with my ADN. My experience is predominately Emergency and Critical Care, and I have also worked in Psychiatry and Pediatrics. I made the decision to be a nurse back in 1966 at the age of nine...

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