101 Funny Nursing Memes That Any Nurse Will Relate To

If you’ve ever spent time as a patient in a hospital, you probably remember the nursing staff and how they helped you recover. You’ve probably even asked yourself how nurses manage to get through every working shift.

Nurses are the backbone of the health system and they have a lot of nursing rules to follow. if you’re a nurse, we applaud you. One of the things that can make your day is a good laugh, so here are 101 funny nursing memes that any nurse or nursing student will relate to.

1) Let the funny nursing memes begin!

101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Trying to explain your work schedule to friends."

“Trying to explain your work schedule to friends.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "When the boss asks why you're here late again...No...I don't need to work on my time management. You need to work on your staffing ratios."

“When the boss asks why you’re here late again…No…I don’t need to work on my time management. You need to work on your staffing ratios.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Nice veins...I'd tap that!!!"

“Nice veins…I’d tap that!!!”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Who says nursing is stressful? I'm 39 and I feel great!!"

“Who says nursing is stressful? I’m 39 and I feel great!!”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Being a nurse really takes over your life; You'll start secretly diagnosing strangers when you're standing in line at the groceries store before you know it."

“Being a nurse really takes over your life; You’ll start secretly diagnosing strangers when you’re standing in line at the groceries store before you know it.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "When any bodily fluid hits my scrubs."

“When any bodily fluid hits my scrubs.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Not sure if we were busy today. Or, if we just had a s***ty charge nurse.

“Not sure if we were busy today. Or, if we just had a s***ty charge nurse.

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Me, trying to get off the floor at the end of my shift without my patient noticing."

“Me, trying to get off the floor at the end of my shift without my patient noticing.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Your face when...your nurse buddy gets assigned to a different unit."

“Your face when…your nurse buddy gets assigned to a different unit.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Registered nurses. What the public thinks I do. What my mom thinks I do. What doctors think I do. What frat boys think I do. What I think I do. What I really do."

“Registered nurses. What the public thinks I do. What my mom thinks I do. What doctors think I do. What frat boys think I do. What I think I do. What I really do.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Nursing memes: A profession where you must also wash your hands BEFORE using the restroom."

“Nursing memes: A profession where you must also wash your hands BEFORE using the restroom.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Me when I see first semester nursing students."

“Me when I see first semester nursing students.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "NOT the waitress button!"

“NOT the waitress button!”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "When you drive by the hospital on your day off."

“When you drive by the hospital on your day off.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Expectation: I'm going to be a compassionate and caring nurse who is sensitive and understanding to the needs of my patients. Reality: I silently mouth 'WTF' at least 20 times per shift."

“Expectation: I’m going to be a compassionate and caring nurse who is sensitive and understanding to the needs of my patients. Reality: I silently mouth ‘WTF’ at least 20 times per shift.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "You're a nurse? Maybe you could take care of my sometime."

“You’re a nurse? Maybe you could take care of my sometime.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "I came, I cared, I cried, I charted, I laughed til I cried, then went home. A day in the life of a nurse."

“I came, I cared, I cried, I charted, I laughed til I cried, then went home. A day in the life of a nurse.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Nurses work and effort VS nurses salary."

“Nurses work and effort VS nurses salary.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "When you catch a glimpse in the mirror, during a long stretch of shifts. Oh, I'm like the crypt keeper!"

“When you catch a glimpse in the mirror, during a long stretch of shifts. Oh, I’m like the crypt keeper!”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Before coffee. After coffee."

“Before coffee. After coffee.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Nurse problems: Paying $120 for UGLY shoes because they're comfy."

“Nurse problems: Paying $120 for UGLY shoes because they’re comfy.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Oh, you watch Grey's Anatomy. You must know everything there is to know about medicine."

“Oh, you watch Grey’s Anatomy. You must know everything there is to know about medicine.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Pronouncing drug names: Bloo. Blah. Blay."

“Pronouncing drug names: Bloo. Blah. Blay.”

24)

101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Admiring your perfect IV on a hard stick no one else could get. I think this just might be my masterpiece."

“Admiring your perfect IV on a hard stick no one else could get. I think this just might be my masterpiece.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "When management finally acknowledges a fantastic nurse. It's been 84 years..."

“When management finally acknowledges a fantastic nurse. It’s been 84 years…”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "When you finally finish a horrible shift and realize it was only the first of three."

“When you finally finish a horrible shift and realize it was only the first of three.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "I don't always take my medications, but when I do, I ask questions about every pill, and take them one at a time."

“I don’t always take my medications, but when I do, I ask questions about every pill, and take them one at a time.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "When you're burnt out from using the same exact joke with every patient."

“When you’re burnt out from using the same exact joke with every patient.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "When you're closer to your hospital family than your real family. We agreed that's how we would raise our kids. Our kids? Turk, we're not married. Dude, we're a little married. I know. I love it."

“When you’re closer to your hospital family than your real family. We agreed that’s how we would raise our kids. Our kids? Turk, we’re not married. Dude, we’re a little married. I know. I love it.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "When you ask a patient one question and they give you their whole life story."

“When you ask a patient one question and they give you their whole life story.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "When you actually get a lunch break then get called back to the floor."

“When you actually get a lunch break then get called back to the floor.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "If I had a penny for every time someone told me my patient's IV is beeping after walking right by it."

“If I had a penny for every time someone told me my patient’s IV is beeping after walking right by it.”

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“Nurse’s fidget spinner.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Me agreeing to an extra shift at work vs me the morning of that shift."

“Me agreeing to an extra shift at work vs me the morning of that shift.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "When you've just come out of an isolation room, peeled everything off and they ring the call bell again."

“When you’ve just come out of an isolation room, peeled everything off and they ring the call bell again.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "You know you're a nurse when...discussing dismemberment over a gourmet meal is perfectly normal to you."

“You know you’re a nurse when…discussing dismemberment over a gourmet meal is perfectly normal to you.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "When people ask if I became a nurse to marry a doctor."

“When people ask if I became a nurse to marry a doctor.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "When a patient is pissed off cause you were busy and they had to wait a minute: But did you die!?"

“When a patient is pissed off cause you were busy and they had to wait a minute: But did you die!?”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Teaches patient about dangers of alcohol. Heads to the bar after clinical."

“Teaches patient about dangers of alcohol. Heads to the bar after clinical.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "When you see someone using a pen you're 99.9% sure is yours."

“When you see someone using a pen you’re 99.9% sure is yours.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "When you add 'will continue to monitor' to the end of your note for decoration."

“When you add ‘will continue to monitor’ to the end of your note for decoration.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "My face when a patient signs an AMA."

“My face when a patient signs an AMA.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Patients be like these pain meds ain't doin' s***."

“Patients be like these pain meds ain’t doin’ s***.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Become a nurse they said. It will be fun they said."

“Become a nurse they said. It will be fun they said.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "The look I give my patient when they're trying to get out of bed."

“The look I give my patient when they’re trying to get out of bed.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Charge nurse be like: You get a patient! And, you get a new patient! Everyone gets a new patient!!!!"

“Charge nurse be like: You get a patient! And, you get a new patient! Everyone gets a new patient!!!!”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Clinical placements: May the odds be ever in your favor."

“Clinical placements: May the odds be ever in your favor.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "My coworkers and I after a doctor has a power trip."

“My coworkers and I after a doctor has a power trip.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Dear Lord baby Jesus, please let me pass these nursing finals."

“Dear Lord baby Jesus, please let me pass these nursing finals.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "When a doctor writes orders that are ridiculous."

“When a doctor writes orders that are ridiculous.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Doctors be like, go buy these."

“Doctors be like, go buy these.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "When a patient doesn't want to cooperate with any of the medication and treatment. Okay, get in."

“When a patient doesn’t want to cooperate with any of the medication and treatment. Okay, get in.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Exhaustively trying to hand over after a busy night shift. I'm not entirely sure what's going on.

“Exhaustively trying to hand over after a busy night shift. I’m not entirely sure what’s going on.

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "You expect the ER to immediately attend to your slight headache? Allow me to introduce you to the triage nurse."

“You expect the ER to immediately attend to your slight headache? Allow me to introduce you to the triage nurse.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "My face when an intern gives me the most ridiculous orders I've ever heard."

“My face when an intern gives me the most ridiculous orders I’ve ever heard.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "When my fall risk patient assures me that they'll hit the call button before getting up and then later I catch them in the bathroom unattended."

“When my fall risk patient assures me that they’ll hit the call button before getting up and then later I catch them in the bathroom unattended.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Finals week? I'm a nursing memes major, I experience finals week every week."

“Finals week? I’m a nursing memes major, I experience finals week every week.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Friends freak out over picking up dog poop. 'Try changing a colostomy bag.'"

“Friends freak out over picking up dog poop. ‘Try changing a colostomy bag.'”

59)

101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Hey girl, you're pullin' on my chordae tendineae and it hurts so good."

“Hey girl, you’re pullin’ on my chordae tendineae and it hurts so good.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "The look I give when I'm completely overwhelmed."

“The look I give when I’m completely overwhelmed.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "When you go to say goodbye to the patient and they start making requests. Well, the little clock on the wall says we're just about out of time. God bless you, my friend."

“When you go to say goodbye to the patient and they start making requests. Well, the little clock on the wall says we’re just about out of time. God bless you, my friend.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Going to bed at 8:30 AM, and waking up at 3:30 PM. Yesterday was Tuesday, right? But today is Tuesday too!"

“Going to bed at 8:30 AM, and waking up at 3:30 PM. Yesterday was Tuesday, right? But today is Tuesday too!”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "I had fun once, then I went to nursing memes school."

“I had fun once, then I went to nursing memes school.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "When I have to ask my coworkers for help. Do you want to place a Foley?"

“When I have to ask my coworkers for help. Do you want to place a Foley?”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Hey girl, blood is red. Cyanosis is blue. I get tachycardia when I think of you."

“Hey girl, blood is red. Cyanosis is blue. I get tachycardia when I think of you.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "How I feel when I realize that my shift is over."

“How I feel when I realize that my shift is over.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "When you insert a catheter. Staring, waiting for the urine...When the urine doesn't start to flow...When it FINALLY flows!!!"

“When you insert a catheter. Staring, waiting for the urine…When the urine doesn’t start to flow…When it FINALLY flows!!!”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Introducing yourself to your patients...My reign has just begun."

“Introducing yourself to your patients…My reign has just begun.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "When you jokingly say to your patient on discharge, 'I hope to never see you again, in a good way.' But you actually mean never again because they're the worst."

“When you jokingly say to your patient on discharge, ‘I hope to never see you again, in a good way.’ But you actually mean never again because they’re the worst.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "The look you give when someone says, 'It sure is quiet.'"

“The look you give when someone says, ‘It sure is quiet.'”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "When you manage to build a rapport with the patient who hates everyone..."

“When you manage to build a rapport with the patient who hates everyone…”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "What men think dating a nurse will be like. What it's really like."

“What men think dating a nurse will be like. What it’s really like.”

73)

101 Funny Nursing Memes - "That moment when you draw blood from a patient after 15 people before you failed."

“That moment when you draw blood from a patient after 15 people before you failed.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "When my patient is taking forever in the bathroom. Let it go, let it go! Don't hold it in anymore..."

“When my patient is taking forever in the bathroom. Let it go, let it go! Don’t hold it in anymore…”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Need somewhere private to talk. Pull curtains around the bed. Soundproof."

“Need somewhere private to talk. Pull curtains around the bed. Soundproof.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Night shift workers on vacation be like."

“Night shift workers on vacation be like.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "I noticed you got that combative resident out of bed by yourself. I too like to live dangerously."

“I noticed you got that combative resident out of bed by yourself. I too like to live dangerously.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "When the charge nurse has to send someone home. I volunteer!"

“When the charge nurse has to send someone home. I volunteer!”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Nurses are like...Thank you Lord, that annoying family member left."

“Nurses are like…Thank you Lord, that annoying family member left.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Nursing students, while that's correct, it's not the most correct."

“Nursing students, while that’s correct, it’s not the most correct.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "When you offer to help someone with a bath and they say they aren't ready. Sorry, this is a limited time offer."

“When you offer to help someone with a bath and they say they aren’t ready. Sorry, this is a limited time offer.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "The one thing nursing school does not prepare you for."

“The one thing nursing school does not prepare you for.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Patient acting up. They must wanna take a ride in the van...The Ativan."

“Patient acting up. They must wanna take a ride in the van…The Ativan.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "When people ask me why I chose nursing memes...It seemed like a good idea at the time."

“When people ask me why I chose nursing memes…It seemed like a good idea at the time.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "When you get a report and all your patients are alert, oriented, independent."

“When you get a report and all your patients are alert, oriented, independent.”

86)

101 Funny Nursing Memes - "When you're in a patient's room and they start having family drama."

“When you’re in a patient’s room and they start having family drama.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "When your screamer patient knows your name. He'll keep calling me. He'll keep calling me until I come over."

“When your screamer patient knows your name. He’ll keep calling me. He’ll keep calling me until I come over.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "My face when I see a stage 4 ulcer. Holy $#!*."

“My face when I see a stage 4 ulcer. Holy $#!*.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Night shift nursing staff be like, 'It was a full moon last night.'"

“Night shift nursing staff be like, ‘It was a full moon last night.'”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Nurses sitting down. Clearly photoshopped."

“Nurses sitting down. Clearly photoshopped.”

91)

101 Funny Nursing Memes - "So is your job just like Grey's Anatomy? Yeah, three doctors always ambulate my patients for me."

“So is your job just like Grey’s Anatomy? Yeah, three doctors always ambulate my patients for me.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "When the patient tells you they haven't pooped in 13 days."

“When the patient tells you they haven’t pooped in 13 days.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "When you try to look cute but you don't know what to wear if it's not scrubs."

“When you try to look cute but you don’t know what to wear if it’s not scrubs.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "When I'm trying to start an IV and the patient's family is watching me. Don't look at me."

“When I’m trying to start an IV and the patient’s family is watching me. Don’t look at me.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Okay, as a nurse, this costume offends me."
101 Funny Nursing Memes - "It's not skimpy outfits that make nurses sexy, it's the helping people that make us sexy."

“Okay, as a nurse, this costume offends me. It’s not skimpy outfits that make nurses sexy, it’s the helping people that make us sexy.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Welcome to nursing memes school, where the tests are impossible and the clinicals don't matter."

“Welcome to nursing memes school, where the tests are impossible and the clinicals don’t matter.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "What I hope my patient looks like. What my patient actually looks like."

“What I hope my patient looks like. What my patient actually looks like.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "When I come back into the room and the patient...is already soiled after cleaning them up 2 minutes ago."

“When I come back into the room and the patient…is already soiled after cleaning them up 2 minutes ago.”

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101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Your written blood sugar log shows you have had good blood sugars lately. Your A1C test determined that was a lie."

“Your written blood sugar log shows you have had good blood sugars lately. Your A1C test determined that was a lie.”

100)

101 Funny Nursing Memes - "When you've had 3 admits, no lunch, haven't peed in 10 hours, your patient pooped on your shoes and the charge nurse asks if you're okay: I'm fine!"

“When you’ve had 3 admits, no lunch, haven’t peed in 10 hours, your patient pooped on your shoes and the charge nurse asks if you’re okay: I’m fine!”

101) …and the last of the funny nursing memes.

101 Funny Nursing Memes - "Giving up years of my life to add years to yours."

“Giving up years of my life to add years to yours.”

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