Nursing jokes

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[tap tap tap] Is this thing on?

For a profession so noble and serious, nursing is undoubtedly also a hotbed for raw, honest humor.

See if you’ve heard all of the jokes in our compilation, then enter our “open mike night” (A.K.A. our comment section!) and show off your best bits!

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Catherine, an RN, was unhappy with her job, so she submitted her resignation. She was sure she’d have no trouble finding a new position because of the nursing shortage in her area.

She emailed cover letters to dozens of potential employers and attached her resume to each one. Two weeks later, Catherine was dismayed and bewildered that she had not received even one request for an interview.

Finally she received a message from a prospective employer that explained the reason she hadn’t heard from anyone else.

It read: “Your resume was not attached as stated. I do, however, want to thank you for the vegetable lasagna recipe.”

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3 Responses to Nursing jokes

  1. Esther Hines

    The joke about the resume (on nursing jokes) was very funny.

  2. Gail Christian

    My favorite nursing joke is also a blonde joke, as I was blonde before turning gray, it’s a fair-game joke!

    Two doctors were sitting at the desk, chatting, when a patient ran down the hall, followed by a blonde nurse with a pan of water. Dr A. sighed, looked at his his buddy and said, “She gets everything backwards: I just told her she needed to prick his boil!”

    (I understand if this is too risque to post, so if you can change the wording to make it work, please do. It will always be my favorite nursing joke!!)


    I liked the nurse and the officer, as here in Oklahoma they do not care. One day I said to an officer that gave me a ticket, I pray one day you are admitted to the hospital and I am your nurse and you need pain meds.”lol