Welcome to the Dark Side of Nursing Humor!

There isn't a nurse that I know of that doesn't LOVE nurse memes, gifs, funny quotes... you name it!  Sometimes we all just need a little break to laugh out loud, or at least blow air out our noses, and to not take EVERYTHING so seriously.

A lot of this need comes from dealing with the worst of the worst case scenarios, difficult patients, gross situations, and just plain STRESS!  Through my years in nursing, I have developed -maybe a little unhealthy- coping mechanisms to help get me through those tough times working the floor.

If nothing else, I can share a laugh with some of my colleagues because sometimes... you can't make this stuff up!

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12hr shifts are horrendously long and if you work on a busy hospital unit you may not get many chances to sit down except when you're charting.  That first moment you get off your feet is pure bliss!

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Do as I say, not as I do!

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No one will care more about your poop than your nurse.  Congratulations, you pooped today.

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Labor nurses can "hold a leg" like no other... even a leg that's completely dead weight from an epidural!  It takes a nurse!

mr_bean

Shout out to labor nurses!  Ever get a chance to leave your patients room for a quick snack only to look up and see a massive decel on central monitoring?  Break times over!

truth_nurse_forward

Do you really want to know?  Probably not, so don't ask... and I won't tell.  Trust us, it's safer for you this way.

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Any labor nurse will tell you the presence of a birth plan will increase your chances of a cesarean delivery by 500%.  Leave it at home and trust your nurses ♥

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So... not cool!

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Check out my post:  Going Above & Beyond, Gross Confessions of a Nurse for more on this one!

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It's not against policy, it's just a little weird.  But, hey, you do you.

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"What'd I miss?"

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There's always someone who is just starting their diet.

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Working Fridays, Saturdays, & holidays?  Better get used to girls night out on Monday and Tuesdays.

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How 'bout that?

unit_blowing_up

Hey - you did your time and now it's time to leave.  There's no shame in that, so clock out and DON'T LOOK BACK!

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It's nearing the end of your shift, there are no more predrawn flushes left in the medroom but you have a bunch of IV meds to give... what's a nurse gotta do to get a flush around here?!

ambulance

Happens All. The. Time.  A stuffy nose is not an emergency!  Do us all a favor and call an uber if you don't have a ride.

waiting_on_pharmacy

Why does it feel like it takes forever to receive a med from the pharmacy?!  Have you ever passed the morning meds with the afternoon med pass because it took so long?  Yeah, that happens.  #thingsimnotproudof

Shout out to ASN--> BSN nurses!

If I'm being honest.  #tellmehowyoureallyfeel

nightshiftmeme1

Night shift is great, don't let anyone tell you different!  Although you do tend to lose track of the days, months, and years from time to time.

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A day in the OR will end up as a bad hair day... get used to it!

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I'm not saying it WON'T happen, but inductions are hard to go unmedicated... like Yoda said, "'Do' or 'do not', there is no 'try'"

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When you're short staffed you appreciate all the help you can get, but sometimes having a float nurse can be a little difficult when they don't know the specialty.  

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You thought your assignment was bad then... how about after this train wreck admission?  Thank you, charge nurse!  --Not!

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Every nurse knows the C-Diff smell... just place some vicks vapo rub under the nostril for those extra pungent smells.

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Like riding a bike that's on fire, that easy.

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There's always that ONE NURSE that feels like she always gets the worst assignment.