Any career nurse will tell you that if you want to survive in their line of work, you need to have a good sense of humor. Here are some memes that most of us can laugh at, but only nurses truly get.
A lot of elderly patients turn into gremlins whether you feed them after midnight or not.
The only time a nurse is sitting down is while commuting to and from work. Other than that, they're on their feet the rest of the day.
When you're short-staffed as a nurse, they might as well be throwing you to the lions — except those lions are vomiting, need stitches taken out or are terminally ill.
As a nurse, you never lose your cool, you never lose you nerve and you never lose your patience... But you somehow lose your damn pen every five freakin' minutes!
ER nurses usually wind up seeing more drunk people on a Friday night than a bartender.
After a few hours on the floor, you start to realize which of your patients actually need help and which ones are just incredibly needy.
Drawing blood is an art form that is lost on novice nurses. Sometimes you just have to show 'em how it's done.
Being a nurse can often mean choosing between doing what's best for the patient or admitting to the doctor that you let a juicy toot fly in the patient's room.
Patient's hygiene issues come with the territory. But anytime something like this happens, you feel like there's not enough soap in the world to make you ever feel clean again.