25 Truths All Nurses Know

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This video gave me a good chuckle. Yep, we nurses do have a unique and weird sense of humor – one of the truths mentioned in this clip entitled “25 Truths All Nurses Know.”  Then, in spite of what each day brings, in the end, you will nod your head and agree that you still love your job.

To explain that nursing is indeed not what is portrayed in movies and TV series, there are the hilarious takes on all the usual hassles. Worrying about whether our patients have peed but having the biggest bladders in the world ourselves; the pressure that makes every day a multiple cups of coffee day; getting something in your eye the minute you have your gloves on, and being covered in body fluids at the end of your shift.

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Of course, they also mention to what patients do – like telling us what they learned on WebMD; treating nurses like their personal servants; and the endless buzzers. Also the reminder that we are nurses because that’s what we chose and not because we couldn’t be doctors.

And the reason why nursing friendships are the best ever? Because you’ve literally been through sh** together!

This BuzzFeed video has had over 3.5 million views, and many nurses commented in full agreement with the truths.

Redleader327 said, “Being nurse is both blessing and curse to be very honest, I can relate to everything in this video.”

“All this is very true. I love being a nurse. Yes there are very difficult times,” commented missnyrap, but added with a touch of humor of her own “To the people that want to be nurses…do it! Don’t let the “horror stories” deter you. And don’t forget, nurses are human too. Treat us well…we’re the ones with access to your medications.”

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Let’s hope the clip changed the misconceptions of a few of the members of the public who watched it. At least many expressed their appreciation and support of nurses in the comments. ”I have so much respect for nurses. They really don’t get enough credit. So, thank you to any and every nurse that sees this comment or watches this video. Know that even if people don’t say it as often as they should, your work is so incredibly appreciated,” said Shelby_via.

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Frieda Paton, M.Cur, RN
Frieda Paton is a registered nurse with a Master’s degree in nursing education. Her passion for nursing education, nursing issues and advocacy for the profession were ignited while she worked as an education officer, and later editor, at a national nurses’ association. This passion, together with interest in health and wellness education since her student days, stayed with her throughout her further career as a nurse educator and occupational health nurse. Having reached retirement age, she continues to contribute to the profession as a full-time freelance writer. In the news and feature articles she writes for Nurseslabs, she hopes to inspire nursing students and nurses on the job to reflect on the trends and issues that affect their profession and communities - and play their part in advocacy wherever they find themselves.

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