Tell Me You’re A Nurse Without Telling Me You’re A Nurse

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Here’s a fun, lighthearted nurse exercise to brighten your day. Tell me you’re a nurse without telling me you’re a nurse! I’ll go first: Oh I love this pen, I'm taking it!

My snack of choice is Graham crackers and peanut butter. My feet ache constantly. I get yelled at for 12 hours for not bringing pain meds in on time. 🙃 - Chelsea A.

What day is this, Saturday or Tuesday? - Patricia P.

I run solely on coffee and silent rage and constantly feel the need to sleep all the time even though that will literally never happen. - Adriana C.

When I wake up in the morning I swear I had dreams of alarms going off all night. - Missy V.

Black scrubs is my little black dress. - Penny G.

When kids ask for a tylenol I don't touch, I pour into a med cup or lid. - Kim D.

I’m diagnosing you for mental health disorders at all times. - Tina S.

You had a bowel movement what size and consistency. - Molly M.

Outside of scrubs, I don’t know what to wear 😂. - Joanna B.

My stomach is the size of a marble, my bladder can hold 1000cc with no difficulty, and this week I tried to open my house with my car keys. - Tracy L.

All of the Christmas gifts get wrapped in medical tape. - Angel S.

I now have the ability to cat nap for ten minutes without closing my eyes. - Melissa J.

I tried to badge into my back door this morning after a 12 hour midnight shift. - Judy W.

I walk backwards toward the door ...multiple - Melissa T.

I knock before I walk in a room AT HOME! 🤣😂. - Julie S.

I have 10 pairs of $150 shoes and none of them are right. - Jessica B.

Some people think I’m motivated by pizza. 🤪 - Cindy L.

Your turn! Tell me you’re a nurse without telling me you’re a nurse…in the comments section below. Or share which one is your favorite!


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6 months ago

I stand in line in stores and look at other people’s veins and think ” wow they got good veins:.

6 months ago

Let’s talk blood, guts and poop while eating

Adanna O
6 months ago

I stare at people’s veins and wonder what IV gauge will work best

Joan S
7 months ago

I retired in September & I still answer my home phone with my work ID.
ps: How to stop a conversation with someone you just met when they ask you what you do: “I’m a Hospice nurse. Kills a lot of potential relationships as well.

Cathy Barham
7 months ago

I’ve been known to sign checks with my credentials behind it. I have a lifetime supply of alcohol wipes and I’ve said to total strangers “wow, I’d love to stick a needle in those veins”!

7 months ago

Answers home phone, “4 East, Sue speaking…”

Kathy Szajna
7 months ago

Wow. Look at those veins

T Goodwald
7 months ago

*I haven’t worked as an RN for over 25 years. *I see veins in arms while shopping & decide what size needle I should use. *I still have my favorite pen (with refills) that I wouldn’t let anyone touch when I worked in the ER. If you want to borrow a pen from me, you’ll get a cheap one from a hotel. I used to carry them in my pockets because the residents were always asking. I still do. *I still do patient teaching. *I use disposable gloves in the kitchen. I still miss my 7.5 ortho gloves I wore… Read more »

7 months ago

Dinner time discussion can make some people squeamish!

7 months ago

I can talk about poop and vomit while simultaneously shoving pizza in my mouth.

You have to be unconscious or bleeding to be taken to the hospital in my house.

10 months ago

I’m a conoisuer of non latex gloves

10 months ago

What is today? Only I get calls from my friends about what their doctor said and what their labs mean! What is sick leave? I inhale coffee, and before I can sleep must take melatonin! is that your pen? More bladder infections per year than anyone else in my primary care doctors office. Am I the only one who knows this isn’t the Hilton?! I do NOT want to work on the full moon!

Terri R.
10 months ago

I wash my hands every time I touch anything!

10 months ago

Where is my “Dilauda”

April S
10 months ago

When someone walks into the room with arms exposed, I look for a good vein.

10 months ago

When someone says they don’t feel well or has a headache, I say, “Are you drinking at least 64 ounces of fluid a day.”

Lisa Sullivan
11 months ago

The alarm goes off and I’m not sure if it’s am or pm 🤔

Maureen Heathman
11 months ago

You know you are in a nurse’s break room by the fridge. 100 yogurts in various stages of expiration ranging from the advent of yogurt to “hey a month is not so bad, It a culture, Right”? There will be a few cheese sticks thrown in for good measure. Those lunches were packed with good intentions. Then the day gets out from under you or everyone orders pizza and it was all over. Don’t even think about checking expiration dates on the frozen dinners. It’s likely some have been there since before you were born.

11 months ago

My Christmas 🎄 is made out of blown up gloves-

Karen Z.
11 months ago

6.8 miles on first day with my new watch tracking steps on a 12 hour shift!

11 months ago

When meeting a new person I automatically assess their veins!

Arlene Blair
11 months ago

I’m in the grocery line and I looking at the persons legs in front of me with +3 pitting and I wonder if she took her diuretic.

11 months ago

I talk people

Christine B
11 months ago

Someone is ALWAYS pull the hem of my shirt and repeating my name over and over and over. I don’t have any children…

11 months ago

I have finished eating my meal at a restaurant by the time the rest of my family puts there straw in there drink and have eyeballed everyone’s veins incase an IV is needed

Steve RN
11 months ago

Today I held down an 84 year old ladies arms while a man stuck a knife in her eye. She told me I was wonderful.

Sherrie Addante
11 months ago

When you clean out your locker for the last time at that job, you find hundreds of pens and also alcohol pads!

Michael G Gormley
11 months ago

Your child’s school nurse calls and you ask is the limb still on the playground and you tell them bleeding control is not a band aid

Marilyn Fioravanti
11 months ago

Of course it’s the veins – it’s always the veins. Whoever I am having a conversation with – in person of course – my eyes inevitable wander to the arms to check the best vein.

Catherine W
11 months ago

When I sign my name on any document I sign my name and add my credentials behind it.

11 months ago

Mom, I have a belly ache. Me-when is the last time you had a BM.