Life as a nurse is not as funny or glamorous as it is on Grey's Anatomy or Scrubs. Ask the unappreciated hospital workers and they will tell you it requires rigorous school training, long hours and not enough pay. Well, they say laughter is the best medicine (ok nurses don't) so Bored Panda came up with a list of hilarious nurse memes sure to tickle their funny bone.

From dealing with irritable patients or the patients that want to quote WebMD to you; to the unending stress for no money, these memes are sure to brighten up your 10-minute break at the hospital and show everyone else that you should be a lot nicer to these unsung scrubbed heroes. Scroll down and don't forget to upvote your favs!

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mulk 4 months ago

This one is not only for nurses...

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Nursing has been a respected position longer than you may image. The 1st nursing school was established in India all the way back in 250 B.C. And while woman now dominate this field with only 5.8 percent of U.S males in the field in 2009 the first school only allowed men.

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Symtpom 4 months ago (edited)

both the deer look grumpy af

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Kaisu Rei 4 months ago

Or just working one rough twelve hour shift

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The first nursing in the United States was the New England Hospital and Children, established in 1862. This was the first time women were admitted to join hospital staff and medical school, with the first class graduating in 1873. The school still exists today, known as the Dimock Community Health Center.

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mulk 4 months ago

I always knew nurses drink blood!

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Kaisu Rei 4 months ago

Nurses having to deal with anti-vaxxers

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As of 2016 there were 3.2 million professionally active registered nurses in the Unites States, and 19.3 million nurses and midwives as of 2011 according to the World Health Organization's World Health Statistics Report.

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Vic 4 months ago

When we had our baby, he was fussy when it came to feeding. Gave me n my wife quite a scare, we were first time parents and clueless. the doctor just said it will happen. But the nurse, a young sweet lady on night duty was so helpful, she gave us tips n suggestions that really helped. I'll forever be grateful to that nurse.

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Hope Floats 4 months ago

This must be so frustrating for a nurse/doctor,when they know something will help their suffering,but they refuse all help.. (I know we have that right....but still frustrating..)

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Even with millions of nurses around the world, there is still a global shortage of people in the profession. They represent 50% of the total shortage in health workers. The countries with the largest need for nurses and midwives are South East Asia and Africa.

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Lotte 4 months ago

respect to all the nurses out there! I think i can speak for a lot of people and say that we grealty appreciate you and what you do.

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nanashi 4 months ago

Nurses and teachers shares the same problem, I see

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Nursing is physically demanding. Nurses are more likely than construction workers to suffer from a back injuring during their shift. U.S workers in this field suffer the second highest number of non-fatal work-related injuries and the highest incidence of musculoskeletal injuries. 

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FatBaby 4 months ago

"Mothafukaly" LMAO my new favorite adverb.

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nanashi 4 months ago

my brother's a nurse. the only thing I saw him ever do when he's home was sleep.

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Nurses may be associated mostly with hospitals, but only 3 out of 5 nurses work in hospitals. Non hospital jobs include: nurse midwife, forensic nurse, nurse educator, school nurse, academic nurse writer, and legal nurse consultant. 

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Xoxo 4 months ago

Actually it should read, "I kept the ingrates alive, and now I'm going to bed. If you know what's good for you,do call."

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Kjorn 4 months ago

and smiling… and not dirty… and look not tired

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Some nurses even work in prisons. In 1976 the Supreme Court ruled that prisoners had a constitutional right to health care - enter the correctional nurse. Just like the hospital this comes with risks, but despite what you think not from the prisoners. Correctional nurse Lorry Schoenly says that, "It's safer to work as a nurse in a prison than a nurse in an emergency room," explaining, "The bad guys wear color-coded clothes." Schoenly even states the patients are more appreciative,"Many of them are so happy to get services behind bars."

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Hello please don't judge 4 months ago (edited)

This is the same with reading and book series when you are like following it along waiting for the next book etc. then people who are starting the new series try to have intelligent talks about it and tell you where you are wrong...

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pseudosapien 4 months ago (edited)

I badly broke my wrist in a motorcycle accident when I was 24. As I was lying in the trauma ward, the surgical intern, who had probably been on shift for 14+ hours, explained my x-ray by saying "Your knuckles are here. They're supposed to be over here."

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A report from the Journal of Advanced Nursing found that newly licensed nurses work 12-hour shifts, close to half work overtime and more than one in 10 have a second job. And while a 12-hour shift may not seem like a lot to those in the medical community, nurses in Saudi Arabia would disagree. In the Middle East country nurses can unofficially work only 8-hours of their 12-hour shift - sorry patients you're on your own. 

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Freya the Wanderer 4 months ago

No one is a paramedic after 2 beers, either - but some people sure think they have magic healing hands.

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Kaisu Rei 4 months ago

Being a nurse sounds so rough, I commend anyone able to do it!

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Nursing is backbreaking work that more people need to join according to The World Health Organization who states: For all countries to reach Sustainable Development Goal 3 on health and well-being, the world will need an additional 9 million nurses and midwives by the year 2030.

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Kjorn 4 months ago

that's Something my wife Always find stupid. doctors Don't do the thing we saw on tv. most of the time it's the nurse who do most of the jobs

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Whit 4 months ago

Sometimes people will be more forthcoming with family members, and not want to seem like they're overreacting with medical staff.

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Even with all the work hazards, work hours and pay nurses are still appreciated by those they serve. In a 2016 Gallup poll, Americans ranked nurses as the most trustworthy when asked about honesty ethical standards of people in various professions. 

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Sarcasm Activated 4 months ago

Uh oh, better follow the nurse's orders.

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Wil Vanderheijden 4 months ago (edited)

Yes because searching the interwebs for half an hour surely outweighs a 10 year study. I'd say let the patient have the treatment he has found on the internet. If it fails; Too bad, so sad, never mind, next patient!.

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Emma B 4 months ago (edited)

Just in case you were wondering and may not already be aware: both medications contains Paracetamol (aka Acetaminophen).

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Kjorn 4 months ago

my wife lost a kid when she was pregnante because she was forces to work nightshift. and 2 of her colleague as well.

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Nadine A.K.A. Mond und Kartoffeln 4 months ago

Bitch please 😄

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FatBaby 4 months ago

Eyebrows on fleek

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diarykeeper 4 months ago

That must be the most rewarding thing..

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Kjorn 4 months ago

yeah. family member it's the worst! my wife can confirmed that

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Wil Vanderheijden 4 months ago

Have hospitals print this out and hang them on every wall. So Nurses can point to it, smile and go home.

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Shannon Murray 4 months ago

I was in the hospital five times last year. It is a running joke between nurses and patients that if you need rest, the last place you will get it is the hospital.

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Ovi Rio 4 months ago

everythings is on fire but u get used to it. daily life basicly.

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Darlene Coldwell 4 months ago

NEVER say the "Q" word 😇

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