Think you know more about ethics, triage and emergency medical treatment—not to mention U.S. history!—than your fellow ScrubsÂ readers? This quiz is designed to be the ultimate nurse challenge. Of course, we don’t like things to be boring, so we’re also testing your imagination.
Travel across time into the past and future to see what aspects of your current skill set would still be useful in scenarios that range from historically realistic to just plain weird.
We’ve been very fortunate to have nurses across a variety of specialty fields provide their expertise in formulating the “right” answer to each question. But some of these questions are pretty tricky. Pay attention to the dates and remember that you can only use medical technology and resources that were available at that time in history. Choose your answers with care and don’t forget to share your score in the comments!
If you’re on a computer or tablet device, click HERE to play! If you’re on your mobile phone, scroll down to play!
“Take on a Nurse” Game
WHAT YOUR ANSWERS MEAN
If you answered 10 or more questions correctly:
You are the ultimate nurse. There’s no telling what specialty you actually belong to. Whether it’s an emergency airlift situation or a zombie apocalypse, you’re running the show for Team Humans and saving lives!
If you answered 7—9 questions correctly:
You’re a “been there, done that” nurse, and boy, do you LOVE what you do! Your experience in nursing shines through, regardless of where you are or what you’re doing. In fact, you can’t watch a “disaster” special on the History Channel without mentally triaging the re-enactment characters for the next few days.
If you answered 4—6 questions correctly:
You are an “imaginative newbie.” You may not have all the answers just yet, but your instincts are what we in the profession call “the nurse’s sixth sense.” A few more years under your belt and you’re going to be jet-setting to Hollywood to be a script consultant for the next big hit medical show.
If you answered 0—3 questions correctly:
Seriously? Go get another cup of coffee and try again.
Andy Craig (former ER nurse and paramedic, currently an NP and Navy Reservist)
Joanna Hysler, RN
Stephanie A. Rameika, RN, MSN, WCC (specialties: geriatrics, wound care and hyperbarics)
Nikkia “Nikki” Randle, LPN
Christy Richards (ICU nurse for 19 years)
Stacey Rorie, RN, BSN, MSN/ED