27 reactions every nurse experiences in a 12-hour shift

14. When a patient hits the call light for the tenth time in a row:

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15. When you’ve reached the point where coffee in a cup is no longer working:

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16. When you think you’ve seen it ALL in nursing…until one patient comes along to prove you wrong:

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17. When your favorite patient gets discharged:

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18. When a family member comes looking for you at the nurses station for the hundredth time:

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19. When you walk into a dementia patient’s room and find him playing with poop…and you’re not quite sure whether or not it’s his own:

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20. When you’re charting for the last patient of your shift:

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21. When you’re ready to clock out and the charge nurse asks if you would like to work another shift:

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22. When you’ve reached the end of your shift and you feel comfortable making statements like this:

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23. When you see the next shift of nurses walking in:

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24. When you’re ready to clock out for the day and realize you haven’t used the restroom in 12 hours:

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25. When you take that first, heavenly step outside:

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26. When you get into your car and waste NO time getting home:

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27. When you have a chance to think about your day and you realize that, no matter how hectic things get, you wouldn’t trade the #NurseLife for anything else!

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