16 sure signs that you’re a nurse

How do you know you’re a nurse? Here are 16 surefire ways to tell!

 

1. When you show up to work on your off day for a 7 a.m. mandatory meeting:

 

2. When you arrive at work the next day, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed:

 

3. Two minutes later…when things get real and you start to regret your decision to get out of bed:

 

4. When the attending physician writes an order that makes absolutely no sense, no matter how many times you read it:

 

5. When your patient starts having family drama and you wonder if anyone remembers you’re still in the room:

 

6. When you try to send secret messages to your nurse buddy without anyone else seeing:

 

7. When you realize that you’ll never get used to smelling C. diff. Never:

 

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8. When you’re overwhelmed and the charge nurse tries to assign you “just ONE more” patient:

 

9. When you hand over a patient to the incoming nurse and neglect to mention that he/she is a complete train wreck:

 

10. When you accidentally let unpleasant thoughts slip out of your mouth (hey, it happens when you’re hungry and sleep-deprived!):

 

11. When a patient starts a sentence with “Well, WebMD said…”:

 

12. When you start to wonder what will make you snap first, hunger or fatigue:

 

13. When you finish your shift, but lack the energy to make it out of the front door on your own:

 

14. When you get home and try to make sense of your day:

 

15. When you wake up the next morning and realize that you have to do it ALL over again:

 

16. When you remember that you’re an amazing nurse and no matter what you go through, it’s ALL worth it!

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4 Responses to 16 sure signs that you’re a nurse

  1. RNJedi

    This is hysterical!

  2. Atousa Guerrero

    It’s good to be the king… I meant “nurse!”

  3. onlyme

    No. 12: the man certainly looks like a harassed, sleep-deprived doctor!

  4. Rn2009

    Too funny

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