A Day In the Life of a Hungry Nurse

This article was republished with permission from SCRUBS Magazine.


Being a busy nurse means you often feel depleted…and hungry. 

Do Any of These Scenes Feel Familiar?


> You find yourself mentioning food in all of your conversations.


You think about your hunger and get a little irritable…okay, VERY irritable.


> You hear about free food in the break room, and, well…


> Then, your hunger gets the best of you and you take more than your fair share.


> You see an opportunity to eat and you go for it. (It’s okay. We won’t tell!)


> You find a small snack in your pocket and try to make it last…and last…


> You drink tons of water in the hope that it will fix your hunger problem.


> It doesn’t.


> You get a little emotional after hearing the rhythmic sounds of your empty stomach.


> You sit down to eat, but no matter how starved you are, you put the needs of you patients first. Always.


Because you may be hungry, but you’re a hungry nurse.


This article was republished with permission from SCRUBS Magazine.


  1. Hunger at work…here’s a list of my “Shut Up Stomach!” fixes:
    Single serve Peanut butter tubs & the wooden med spoons—》 scoop a couple of small bites when at the med cart
    Bananas —》 nibble 2 a shift; cut up in coin shape (8 hour shift)
    BUT, most of the time it’s eat on the run.
    Now, what time was my meal break…?

  2. Baby food packets are awesome. Get them on sale. You can suck them down in 30 seconds and get major nutrition. It’s worth it!

  3. I work in high endALF and the night nurse was in her 60s ,she was a good friend of mine.She worried long hours and would bring a night bag with her so she could freshen up. One day I was looking at the 3rd floor camera and noticed something large and strange looking on the floor. We both went up to the floor tto see what it was .She leaned over and looked at it and said “oh that’s where it went, my underwear!!!


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