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!

#1

Some Things Never Change

Some Things Never Change

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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.

#2

Spy Mode

Spy Mode

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Symtpom
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2 years ago (edited)

both the deer look grumpy af

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#3

Long Shifts

Long Shifts

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

#4

What's Sun?

What's Sun?

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mulk
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2 years ago

I always knew nurses drink blood!

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#5

Testing Your Limits

Testing Your Limits

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Kaisu Rei
Community Member
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.

#6

The Nurse vs. The Doctor

The Nurse vs. The Doctor

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Vic
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2 years 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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#7

Nurse Memes

Nurse Memes

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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.

#8

Not Stressful At All!

Not Stressful At All!

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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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#9

Work vs. Salary

Work vs. Salary

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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. 

#10

But I Just Did

But I Just Did

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FatBaby
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2 years ago

"Mothafukaly" LMAO my new favorite adverb.

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#11

Expectations vs. Reality

Expectations vs. Reality

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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. 

#12

Your Turn To Keep Them Alive

Your Turn To Keep Them Alive

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Xoxo
Community Member
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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#13

That's Impossible

That's Impossible

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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."

#14

Reality Is Different Here

Reality Is Different Here

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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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#15

Nurse Memes

Nurse Memes

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pseudosapien
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2 years 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. 

#16

I'm Off Duty

I'm Off Duty

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Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
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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#17

Perfectly Fine, Thanks

Perfectly Fine, Thanks

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Kaisu Rei
Community Member
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.

#18

Just Like In The Movies

Just Like In The Movies

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Kjorn
Community Member
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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#19

They Always Know Better

They Always Know Better

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Whit
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2 years 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. 

#20

In Hopes Of Staying Alive, Stick To Your Diet

In Hopes Of Staying Alive, Stick To Your Diet

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Sarcasm Activated
Community Member
2 years ago

Uh oh, better follow the nurse's orders.

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#21

The Google Doctor

The Google Doctor

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Wil Vanderheijden
Community Member
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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#22

Know Your Facts

Know Your Facts

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Emma B
Community Member
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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#23

Easy Breezy

Easy Breezy

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Kjorn
Community Member
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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#24

Good Luck With That!

Good Luck With That!

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Nadine A.K.A. Mond und Kartoffeln
Community Member
2 years ago

Bitch please 😄

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#25

Double Dare You

Double Dare You

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FatBaby
Community Member
2 years ago

Eyebrows on fleek

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#26

Rewarding Moments

Rewarding Moments

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diarykeeper
Community Member
2 years ago

That must be the most rewarding thing..

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#27

The Family Members

The Family Members

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Kjorn
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#28

Request Time Is Over

Request Time Is Over

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Wil Vanderheijden
Community Member
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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#29

Me vs. The Patients

Me vs. The Patients

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Shannon Murray
Community Member
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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#30

Everything Is On Fire All The Time

Everything Is On Fire All The Time

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Ovi Rio
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#31

It Sure Is Quiet

It Sure Is Quiet

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Darlene Coldwell
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2 years ago

NEVER say the "Q" word 😇

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