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 medical studies, 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 and medical 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 new 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 the best memes!

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mulk
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2 years 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
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2 years ago (edited)

both the deer look grumpy af

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SunflowersAreGold
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2 years ago

Those eyebrows though!

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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 nursing degree class graduating in 1873. The school still exists today, known as the Dimock Community Health Center.

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mulk
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2 years ago

I always knew nurses drink blood!

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Kaisu Rei
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2 years 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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Oathbraker
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2 years ago

In case someone wants to do some "research". https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/people/natalia-poklonskaya

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Hans
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2 years ago

"compliance" is more facetted than yes and no. Actually, the nurses need to cater often for tge doctors' failure on adressing patients' feae and concerns.

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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
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2 years 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
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

"Mothafukaly" LMAO my new favorite adverb.

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nanashi
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2 years 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
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2 years 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
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2 years 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
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2 years 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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Kjorn
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2 years ago (edited)

how much time a day you masturbate? - only 1 time a day, i swear

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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
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2 years 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
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2 years 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
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2 years 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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Gintarė Aidukienė
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2 years ago

Or "My husband is not in pain. Giving birth to a baby, well thats a pain"

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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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Bill
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2 years ago

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I would lose it if I had a child molester outside my door.The Pope got caught lying in his own handwriting

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Wil Vanderheijden
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2 years 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
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2 years 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
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

Bitch please 😄

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FatBaby
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2 years ago

Eyebrows on fleek

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2 years ago (edited)

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baby shark doo doo doo doo doo doo baby shark doo doo doo doo doo doo doo baby shark doo doo doo doo doo doo doo baby shark...

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Kjorn
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2 years ago

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

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Wil Vanderheijden
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2 years 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
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2 years 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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Lizzie the Crayon
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2 years ago

This meme has lots of colour to it 💗 Lol just realized its a cartoon.

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Darlene Coldwell
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2 years ago

NEVER say the "Q" word 😇

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