They do the giant’s share of communicating with patients, cleaning up everyone’s messes, and dealing with complaints, questions, emotional outbursts, and egos – all with little time to rest or even grab a meal.
These 50 memes show just how absurd a day in the life of a nurse can be as well as just how frustrating some parts of their jobs really are.
Who can blame them for having a laugh at a doctor’s expense when he or she gets a little too high and mighty?
Lots of people are in the same boat with weekend work, but they probably don’t have to clean up blood and vomit on their Saturday nights.
There’s a reason we should be grateful to live in the 21st century (and there’s a reason we tend to live a lot longer now).
Props to all the night shift workers who have to try and sleep during the day.
Remember how many other people your nurse has to care for over the course of their shift.
There’s not much you can do about your own veins, but don’t be surprised if you get complimented on a good one!
Those are some real emergencies and night shift nurses have to be at their best.
Of course, that doesn’t mean nurses can’t be glam, but that’s usually a priority that needs to wait until after a good night’s sleep.
But perceptions can strongly influence how people feel about their jobs. So be extra nice to your nurses during a full moon!
Just don’t be frustrated when your nurse suggests a healthier lifestyle instead of a medication.
Asking a nurse to take care of you sometime is probably the worst pickup line possible.
If your nurse is on her way out the door, that means she’s not your nurse until the next time she clocks in.