We nurses have our own brand of humor, don’t we? After all, if you’re not laughing, you just may be crying! If you’re trying to find a way to brighten up a nurse’s day or you’re looking for a smile or two yourself, you may like these great greeting and note cards we found:
1. Let’s make something clear…
How many times have we been tempted to say something like this to a visitor or patient who dismisses you and asks to speak to a doctor?
Do you want to speak to the doctor in charge, or the nurse who actually knows what’s going on?
2. Did he really ask me that?
You know how it is when you’ve been asked a stupid question and you think, “How am I going to answer this without losing my job?” Now, we have a card for that:
Please Wait…Nurse Loading
Tired of coworkers or family members whining? If you’ve tried all the diplomatic solutions and can’t avoid them any longer, Nurse Betty can come to your rescue:
Nurse Betty says, “Put on your big girl panties and deal with it!”
4. Sometimes, you just have to wonder…
Let’s face it, not everyone graduated at the top of the class:
Insert Catheter, Inflate Balloon or…
5. I’m tired!
Ever have to explain why you’re tired at the end of the shift? Let this card do the talking for you:
Medications, injections, IVs, bedpans…
6. Night nurses
Here’s something special for the NOC nurses in case anyone ever asks what on earth you do all night:
Night Shift Nurse – Keepin’ Em’ Alive Until 7:05
7. Nursing students, part 1
One of the least fun parts of studying to be a nurse has to be learning different medications and their adverse reactions. Don’t you wish you could have just handed this card to your nursing instructor?
“Cures and Causes”
8. Nursing students, part 2
Sometimes when people find out you’re studying to be a nurse, they ask for advice: “What’s up with this rash on my arm?” “My [fill in the blank] hurts. Why?” Here’s a great card if you’re a student nurse or have a student nurse in your life:
Yes, that does look infected
9. Nursing instructors
And speaking of those poor nursing instructors who have to take bewildered students and help them feel comfortable with their new role, how about this?
Life: Like Herding Nursing Students
10. Retired nurses
And finally, we can’t forget the fabulous nurses who made it to the end of their careers and finally have retired to enjoy life:
You Know You’re a Retired Nurse IF…