12 Signs That It’s Time To Take A Nurse Vacation

This article was republished with permission from SCRUBS Magazine.

If you find yourself doing any of these things throughout your day, it may be time to submit your vacation request…STAT!


1  You see pictures of your non-nurse friends having fun at work and respond accordingly:


2  You can no longer filter the words that come out of your mouth:



 Or the expressions that show on your face:



 You find pleasure in doing one thing, and one thing alone during your shift:


Okay, so it’s more like this:



 You have become far too comfortable with your lack of a social life:



6  You want to respond to even the simplest requests with:



 You get called in for a shift on your day off and you just … can’t cope:



 Charting? Ha!


 You get a day off and all you can think is:


10  You just can’t seem to stay awake, no matter how hard you try:



11  You pretend to take notes while treating a patient. But really, you’re just sort of doodling:



12  Lastly, you find yourself in this position more often than you’re comfortable admitting:




This article was republished with permission from SCRUBS Magazine.


  1. Nice…very nice. Needed a good laugh.
    I’m a LPN and work the 11p – 7am shift on a dementia unit. 57 patients and 4 cna’s. Sometimes I don’t know whose loosing their minds. ..staff or residents.


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