If Nurse Stock Photos Could Speak: 10 Captions That’ll Crack You Up!

This article was republished with permission from SCRUBS Magazine.

Ever wonder what nurses might be saying if their stock photo images could speak? Now you don’t have to.


Is this nursing heaven? But wait, WHY ARE MY CHARTS HERE?! IS THIS A JOKE?


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I already have 17 text messages in my inbox from various relatives with medical questions. Aunt Mary wants to know if calories are “for real.”


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I’m not even a nurse. I’m only 14 years old. Today is “bring your kid to work” day and it was either this or piano lessons. 

I miss my piano.


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Here I am, just hangin’ out with my friends. Via Skype, of course, because I’m a nursing student and this is my concept of socializing now. Tomorrow, I’ll probably “hit the clubs” on Google Hangout. 
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Hey Beyoncé, I “woke up like this,” too. 


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Annnnnndd there goes my life. 


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Who wore it better?

Me…or me?


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It’s my first day. I’m smiling because I’m terrified and I don’t know what else to do with my face.


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Here we are. Just, you know, all waiting patiently in line for our turn to see the patient who swallowed his own pet.
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So they handed me this salad and said, “Hey, take this picture with this salad for us, please.” Then I handed it back, because nobody in the history of nursing has ever had enough time to eat a salad. Ever. 

This article was republished with permission from SCRUBS Magazine.


  1. Just thinking that these captions might have been MUCH better! I’ve had students and co-workers that could have KILLED IT, while coming up with captions. Just my opinion, but I’d like to challenge others to TRY AGAIN. I think there could be some REAL humor in these photos. Others?


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