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10 Favorite Nursing Jokes

After an intense shift we could all use a bit of comic relief. Here are 10 witty nursing jokes that will surely have you yucking it up with your nurse team.

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Side-splitting nurse jokes from around the web

You don’t have to be the sharpest scalpel on the instrument tray to figure out that there are times when a good laugh is the only thing that can get you through a long shift!

Are you a new nurse or an experienced nurse?

Are you a new nurse or an experienced nurse?

Do you answer your phone every time it rings, or do you wait to see who’s calling? Click in for a hilarious comparison of nurses at two VERY different career stages.

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Best of 2011: Our favorite lists about nurses!

It’s debatable exactly where “sense of humor” falls in the list of top essential nurse traits. We at Scrubs are for sure putting it somewhere in the top ten!

The ranks of the hospital

The ranks of the hospital

You KNOW there’s a hierarchy at work. Take a look and see where nurses rank. Do you agree?

Overheard from the nurse’s station

Overheard from the nurse’s station

“I’ve been wearing a Batman t-shirt under my scrubs ever since I started working evening shift.”

More goofy hospital chart bloopers

More goofy hospital chart bloopers

“She has no rigors or shaking chills, but her husband states she was very hot in bed last night.”

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Overheard from the nurse’s station

We asked and you responded! The funny tidbits keep pouring in. Here’s the latest roundup of the best conversations that nurses overheard overheard on the job!

Overheard from the nurse’s station II

Overheard from the nurse’s station II

It started with a group of us chatting over coffee. “Let’s collect funny stuff we overhear.” We asked around, posted the idea on Facebook and were inundated with random anecdotes. The first version got a great response, so here are more of your submissions.

Nurse jargon feels like alphabet soup

Nurse jargon feels like alphabet soup

You know you’re a nurse when you can understand all the acronyms!

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Five nurse jokes

“Keeping Sane” should be a chapter title in a nursing textbook, right? On that note, here are a few nursing jokes for you! Tell us if you’ve heard ’em before… 😉

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Nurse Jokes: 11 crazy hospital chart bloopers

“The patient experienced sudden onset of severe shortness of breath with a picture of acute pulmonary oedema at home while having sex which gradually deteriorated in the emergency room.”

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A routine physical

Ever had a patient who didn’t quite tell you the truth?

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3 great nurse jokes

“Laughter is by definition healthy.” Famous novelist (and onetime nurse) Doris Lessing said it. And we agree.

The nurse recruiting game

The nurse recruiting game

A skilled nurse died and arrived before St. Peter, who explained, “We have this little policy of allowing you to choose whether you want to spend eternity in heaven or in hell.”