Bumper stickers. Whether you notice them because you’re stuck in traffic or you go out of your way to find great ones, you have to admit some of them are pretty darned funny or right on the mark.
Have you seen any great nurse bumper stickers? Here are our top 10 favorite decals found on zazzle.com.
1. Working in an emergency room, you see all sorts of stuff you want to place in the “What on EARTH were they thinking?” file. Now there’s a bumper sticker just for you: Trauma Nurse: Your stupidity is my job security!
2. Both emergency room and OR nurses should identify with this one. Who hasn’t felt like they’ve had to do this at one time or another: Nurse: Putting the Pieces Together.
3. Have you worked one overtime shift too many? Do you feel you’re always going to work, at work or coming home from work? Then you need this for your car: I used to have a life…but now I’m a nurse.
4. Inserting an IV on the first try gives nurses a sense of satisfaction; taking more than a couple of tries results in frustration. That’s when we call on a nurse who does IVs the best: The Vein Whisperer.
5. If a friend or family member doesn’t take your advice on something, do you ever find yourself speaking in your “nurse voice”? Then you need to have this bumper sticker: DO NOT make me use my nurse voice!
6. Having trouble starting your shift? Need that extra cup of coffee to make it through the night? If so, this bumper sticker might be right up your alley: I need 250cc of coffee, STAT!
7. What else can you say when everything blows up at once? Meconium Happens.
8. Had a tough day with doctors getting in the way? Then you’ll love this bumper sticker: Nursing is easier when doctors stay OUT of the way!
9. Most of us like to read about heroes—the guy who jumps into a raging river to save a drowning child or a neighbor who beats through flames to save an old lady—but we should never forget that we save lives daily: Save a life, you’re a hero. Save one hundred, you’re a nurse.
10. And finally, one to show how nurses truly feel about nursing diagnoses: Acute anxiety, r/t nursing school: social isolation, weight gain, increased blood pressure, insomnia, mood swings, difficulty concentrating, headaches, preoccupation and feelings of hopelessness.
Have you seen a nurse-related bumper sticker lately?