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20 Nursing Quotes to Make you Laugh

20 Nursing Quotes to Make you Laugh

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by Greta Kviklyte

Life Saver, AMC
Co-authored by Kim Murray, RN, M.S.

posted on Jul 13, 2016, at 9:39 pm


NO ONE DESERVES A LAUGH MORE THAN YOU. You’re a nurse and that means you will feel burned out, stressed, bored, and in need of a laugh every once in a while. These aren’t like our quotes on how to be a leading nurse – they’re the quotes you need to just get through the shift. Being able to laugh at your own career as a nurse can be one of the greatest stress relievers out there. Nurses experience things everyday that most people can’t even imagine, and nurses have an understanding of one another that can only be understood in the crazy world of nursing.

Funny Nursing Quotes That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

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These quotes remind us that nursing takes a special kind, a kind like you! Share with your hilarious nursing family and friends, and be sure to give our Pinterest board a follow!

“No, RN does not stand for ‘Refreshments and Narcotics'”

funny nurse quote rn

“I came. I cared. I charted.”

funny nurse quote chart cared

“Don’t mess with me – I get paid to poke people with sharp objects”

funny nurse quote sharp objects

“You think Mondays are bad? Try working weekends, holidays and 12 hour nights”

funny nurse quote monday

“Hand sanitizer has started to become your best friend.”

funny nurse quote sanitizer

“Laughter is not the best medicine… Propofol is!”

funny nurse quote laughter medicine

“You can’t cure stupid, but you can sedate it.”

funny nurse quote stupid sedate

“Showering won’t be enough after today. I’ll need to be autoclave.”

funny nurse quote shower autoclave

“While that’s correct… it’s not the most correct. This is nursing school.”

funny nurse quote school

“Be nice to me. I dispense the happy pills.”

funny nurse quote pills

“Yes, I am a nurse. No, I don’t want to look at it.”

funny nurse quote look at it

“Be nice to the nurses, we keep the doctor from accidentally killing you.”

funny nurse quote doctors

“Nursing is not a career… it’s a post-apocalyptic survival skill”

funny nurse quote survival

“Nursing school is a lot like giving birth… once it’s over, you just tend to forget just how painful the process really was.”

funny nurse quote painful

“I’m a nurse, what’s your superpower?”

funny nurse quote superpower

“Nursing would be a dream job if there were no doctors, nurse in charge… or patients.”

funny nurse quote dream

“I love being a nurse, but I mostly love wearing scrubs. They’re basically professional pajamas.”

funny nurse quote scrubs

“TGIF? Sorry not familiar with that term… I’m a nurse.”

funny nurse quote tgif

“If I’m just a nurse maybe I should leave so you can see how your visit goes without me.”

funny nurse quote visit

“How many nurses does it take to screw a light bulb? None – it’s delegated to the nursing students.”

funny nurse quote lightbulb student

Also check out our blog post: “15 Struggles Only a Nurse Will Know”

Share with your friends, co-workers and family to make them laugh!

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About Greta

Greta is a dedicated life saver and a distinguished expert in the field of medical content creation and editing. Her impressive array of certifications in ACLS, CPR, PALS, and BLS underscores her commitment to excellence in the medical field. With over four years of invaluable experience in medical education, Greta plays an indispensable role within the Advanced Medical Certification team, shaping the way healthcare professionals around the world acquire and apply vital knowledge.

Greta's profound expertise serves as the driving force behind the development and distribution of medical content that has significantly enhanced the capabilities of countless healthcare practitioners across the globe.

In addition to her medical qualifications, Greta holds a prestigious academic distinction in Marketing and Global Business from Vilnius University. Her academic journey has been enriched by immersive studies in Slovakia and Portugal during her time as an exchange student, providing her with a global perspective that complements her medical expertise.

Beyond her professional commitments, Greta possesses a genuine passion for global exploration, with a particular focus on immersing herself in diverse cultures and appreciating the intricacies of the natural world. While residing in Vilnius, Lithuania, she continues to make substantial contributions to the field of medical education, leaving an indelible mark on the sector.

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  1. Megan Campbell says:

    Ha! These have given me a good laugh. I’m sharing them with my nurse friends and family right away! I imagine they could use a laugh in between their shifts.
    Thanks for the quick read.

    1. Greta Kviklyte says:

      Thank you for the feedback, Megan! Happy to make you laugh!

  2. These quotes are a mood booster! The “I’m not clumsy, it’s just the floor hates me” resonated with my own experiences.

    1. Paula Cardeira says:

      Hi Mary, we’re thrilled that our quotes resonated with your experiences and served as a mood booster – thanks for sharing the positivity! 😊

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