Feeling stressed and in need of a good laugh? Look no further! Our collection of nurse memes is sure to bring a smile to your face and give you a much-needed break from the daily grind. From the hilarious to the relatable, these memes capture the highs and lows of life as a nurse.
Nurses work in a high-pressure environment that can be stressful. To cope with this, nurses most of the time resort to humor which is a powerful tool to help nurses be happier and avoid burnout. Humor has a lot of benefits, studies have shown that humor can ease the tension in a situation and generates a feeling of well-being. In nursing school, humor used through teaching methods helps increase the student’s attention span and improves retention. The positive effects of humor, if utilized appropriately, extend to patients too, especially during teaching. So sit back, relax, and enjoy some well-deserved giggles. You deserve it, nurse!
Here is our collection of the funniest nurse memes updated for 2023! Nurses and student nurses alike, enjoy our list of these funny memes to help you destress after a hard day’s work!
Funny Nurse Memes
Unwind, laugh, and enjoy our collection of the funniest nurse memes below. Reader’s discretion is advised as some have crude humor! Remember, don’t take them too seriously! Enjoy and have fun!
1 Registered Nurse
Being a nurse, according to different people.
2 When showering is not enough
Some days when you feel so dirty that showering won’t be enough.
3 Intermittent Fasting
Nurses invented it!
4 Things that wake you up at night
When you’re about to sleep and thought of something you forgot to do at work. And it’s a freaking narcotic.
What winning the lottery is like in nursing:
6 New nurse blues
Make sure this is part of the tour.
7 When your life has ended and still no meds
And you end up running down the pharmacy to pick up the meds yourself! Love you pharmacists. ;)
8 Nursing: Where you’ve seen it all!
Nursing is a job where you’ll see it all and sometimes, nothing fazes you anymore!
9 OR nurses can relate
There is always one.
10 This one’s for the L&D nurses
And it’s a boy!
11 Hide yo snacks, hide yo drinks
And they don’t understand that you have less than 10 minutes to take a break.
12 And comes lunch time
And fear of not being awkward.
13 Night shift nurses reporting to day shift…
It’s called graveyard shift for a reason.
14 Because of the all-night buffet
15 And the reporting goes like…
Actual photo of a nurse explaining what happened during the night shift.
16 And when it took forever to report…
Ahh..charting: 80% of nursing.
17 And you had too much fun charting
When the data refutes the claim.
18 Maybe she was following this:
Charting it like you mean it.
19 Now that’s continuity of care
Wishing this to all of you!
20 Therapy animals
Hey it’s cativan!
21 When mommy’s a nurse…
One of the cons of having parents as nurses! Here are also 18 signs that you’re being raised by a nurse.
22 And you can’t fake sick either!
Mom of the year!
23 Sometimes even more!
So, what’s your average “WTF” count per shift?
24 Dealing with rude patients
Yes, dealing with difficult patients every single shift!
25 Ohhhh yeah!
My unexpected allies!
26 And rude interns
Someone’s gonna die today
27 Charge Nurse VS Karen
Every. Single. Time.
28 Found this on our break room
Now they’re just pushing it!
29 When admin lures you to take an extra shift
…and you’re not buying the BS!
30 10/10 Pain
Lost it at “giving birth”. LOL!
31 Nurse on Break
This is you. This is me. This is us. This nurse meme really captured that moment.
This is you. This is me. This is us. But yeah, whiteboards help in communicating care.
33 Toxic Shift
Don’t you wish you could do this sometimes?
34 Santa knows
That even Santa Claus can’t help us. :(
35 Nurses Making Gifts
Be it Christmas, a birthday, wedding, or any gift-giving holiday, you know you’re a nurse that you use a micropore tape to wrap your gifts with. Why not step up your game? Here are some gift ideas for nurses.
36 And when you’re assigned to decorate the unit
Deck the halls, nurse!
37 Hospital bed table
Hating on this!
38 Choices, choices
When you’re super exhausted after a shift:
39 And this is how you would look like:
Accurate and actual photo of me after a shift. They really captured my eyes.
40 Elixir of life
Nursing is the best skin care. 5/5.
41 CODE BLUE
Now here’s a goal I could get behind!
42 Tanks for nurses
Sign the petition!
43 “A simple no would be fine”
44 But they’re persistent!
Please don’t give them any ideas.
Nurses Playing Cards Memes
Nurses playing card memes became popular when Sen. Maureen Walsh of Washington state when she said that nurses “probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day.”
45 Go fish!
How a certain senator thinks we assess pain levels.
46 Nurses playing cards
Yeah, that’s what we do! /s
47 Follow the line
And we’re good at it!
48 Very resourceful!
Will try out these soon!
49 Better things to do
“Sorry, I was winning in poker with my nurse face.”
50 Nightingale playing cards
The lady with a lamp and a straight flush.
51 When nurses troll you
She did end up with decks of playing cards mailed to her office.
Nursing School and Nursing Student Memes
When nursing school becomes tough, take a break and unwind with these funny nursing school memes.
52 When nursing school seemed liked a good idea…
Lies! Kidding.Don’t worry, it’s gonna be worth it! Can’t wait to be your colleague!
53 And you can’t quit nursing school because…
When your options are limited
54 At the passenger’s seat
This book teaches you two things: medical-surgical nursing and how to lift with your knees.
55 The book that made you cry
Yes, it’s still a better book than Twilight.
56 Pitting edema
How they should have taught this in nursing school. This is easily +4.
57 Something to inspire you
What inspired you to become a nurse?
58 When nursing school beats you hard
When nursing school beats you hard that you won’t need a bae.
59 Plea of a student nurse
And a plea I can get behind.
60 Laminate your notes
Not only it prevents tears, it prevent smears too!
61 Trick or treat?!
Trying to scare the whole neighborhood this halloween.
62 Ahh! Those dreaded SATA questions
And 50% of your NCLEX questions are select all that apply. F
63 Newbie nurses be like…
Get that experience! You’ll make mistakes, learn from them!
64 You can overcome this!
Take a life lesson from post-2007-Britney Spears.
65 Student Nurse Diagnosis
Isolation, lack of sleep, stress and more! Make your time in nursing school worth it! Make everything a learning opportunity!
66 Nursing shortage
Nursing school makes you figure out a lot of things!
67 Student loans
Oh student loan, thanks for getting me through nursing school but I don’t think I can repay you.
68 Nursing pharmacology
Making nursing pharmacology fun.
69 Follow your dreams!
Work hard and it’ll be worth it!
Nurses Week Memes
Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6 to 12 to honor the work and impact of nurses in society. Here are a few funny nurses week memes and nurses week eCards you can share:
70 Because nurses rock
How low can they go?!
71 Every time.
It’s payback time.
72 When management forces you to celebrate
…with cheap pizza, pens, lanyards and etc.
73 Night shift nurses
You really captured me with those eyes. Zzzz.
Management: “We appreciate what you do, thank you! Now get back to work!”
75 Nurses Week Poem
76 Nurses Week Gift Rehash!
Ohh a pen!
77 A nurse could wish
What are you wishing for this nurses week?
78 Honorable impersonation
Because saving lives is sexy!
79 Grumpy cat wishes you a nurses week!
What’s the best nurses week gift you’ve received?
80 A day is enough
Free day for nurses!
Because nurses are that amazing.
Male Nurse Memes
Now here are some memes related to men in nursing!
82 All-out war declared by male nurses
These nurses at Holston Valley Medical Center shaved their beards to comply with the CDC’s guideline on the use of masks while caring for COVID-19 patients. Kudos!
83 Nursing Shift Gains!
And it only took him three shifts!
84 And you get this response:
85 And you get this response:
86 Being the only male in nursing be like…
87 Male nurse: a definition
What male nurses really do.
Nurse Ratched Memes
Nurse Ratched is a popular meme among nursing as she became a stereotype of being a cold,implacable head nurse. Here are some memes related to Nurse Ratched.
88 Sexy nurse for halloween?
No one says it better than the terrifying Nurse Ratched.
89 Oh Nurse Ratched
Be nice to nurses!
90 Bad Mood
But yeah, don’t forget to leave it all at work.
91 It’s time for your medication
Medication time. Medication time.
And the “H” in means hospital, and not Hilton.
93 Short of breath
Still, 18 respirations.
ER Nurse and ICU Nurse Memes
We know ICU and ER nurses are two different personalities, we make light of their “cold war” with these funny nurse memes:
94 Making ER nurses happy
And everyone else happy!
95 Starting an IV line
Ever had that moment where you thought to yourself: “Dang, I could insert a gauge 14 on that easily.”
96 When the doctor orders a banana bag
Let’s cure that hangover.
97 And you’re like…
In full panic mode:
98 You know you’re a nurse when….
You understand this:
99 Nursing notes
100 Send help!
How NOT to deal with a crazy patient.
101 Three simple rules
102 Nurses: protecting you from death
It’s our job! :)
103 Ahh, a burn book
Because you’ve seen how they’ve worked. ;)
104 Making our patients happy
ICU nurse going beyond to make her patients happy.
105 6ix9ine snitching on nurses
Respiratory rate: ain’t nobody got time for that?!
Dating a Nurse Memes
What it’s like to date a nurse? Here are some hilarious reasons on why you should date nurses — meme-style.
106 Improvising your nurse dating life
If you like your dates intubated and sedated.
107 Marrying nurses
“Looking for: Nurses”
Something a nurse would definitely say.
What men think dating a nurse will be like.
COVID-19 Nurse Memes
Some of the most popular memes about COVID-19.
111 “Thoughts and prayers”
Those flybys though.
112 Testing for COVID-19
How it feels like sometimes.
113 AM Labs
And then it’s hemolyzed.
Where do I sign?
115 “I can’t taste a thing”
116 “CoMPlIAnCE iS ViOLEnCE!”
Leaving this here. Stay safe and responsible!
4 thoughts on “101 Funniest Nurse Memes That Are Ridiculously Relatable”
Thank you so much, Matt. We appreciate all your efforts. I have learned a lot. ❤️
These meme really made my day. Thanks a lot.<3
Now retired from nursing but this made me chuckle and reminisce on the good , the bad, and the ridiculous!
Still trying to get to sleep after my 3rd night in a row. Last night my 12 hr night shift turned into 17 hrs…..got home, decontaminated under the hot shower, took 800mg of ibuprofen for my splitting h/a and back pain, laid down and heard in my head 100 call lights going off spontaneously, vents alarming and tele monitors dinging everytime the patient moves or a lead popped off.
As if that weren’t enough brain overstimulation, my phone dinged…… the hospital’s house supervisor asked me to work tonight because there was a call-in….OMG I wish I would’ve seen the “Negative 4 Degrees” meme before I responded, ‘sorry, I have plans’….. Like eating a proper meal, elevating my swollen feet and getting rid of my N95 masks outline on my face, all the while drinking my wine straight from the bottle.
The next text I get from the Nsg Sup is gonna get a pic of that meme instead 😉