Here’s is our collection of the funniest nurse memes of 2020! Nurses and student nurses alike, enjoy our list of these funny memes to help you destress after a hard day’s work!
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 more happy 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 wellbeing. In nursing school, humor used through teaching methods help increase the student’s attention span and improves retention. The positive effects of humor, if utilized appropriately, extend to patients too, especially during teaching.
Funny Nurse Memes
Unwind, laugh, and enjoy our collection of the funniest nurse memes below. Readers’ discretion is advised as some have crude humor! Remember, don’t take them too seriously! Enjoy and have fun!
Being a nurse, according to different people.
2When showering is not enough
Some days when you feel so dirty that showering won’t be enough.
Nurses invented it!
4Things 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:
6New nurse blues
Make sure this is part of the tour.
7When 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. ;)
8Nursing: Where you’ve seen it all!
Nursing is a job where you’ll see it all and sometimes, nothing fazes you anymore!
9OR nurses can relate
There is always one.
10This one’s for the L&D nurses
And it’s a boy!
11Hide yo snacks, hide yo drinks
And they don’t understand that you have less than 10 minutes to take a break.
12Reporting to day shift…
It’s called graveyard shift for a reason.
13And the reporting goes like…
Actual photo of a nurse explaining what happened during the night shift.
14And when it took forever to report…
Ahh..charting: 80% of nursing.
15Maybe she was following this:
Charting it like you mean it.
16Now that’s continuity of care
Wishing this to all of you!
Hey it’s cativan!
18When 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.
19And you can’t fake sick either!
Mom of the year!
20Sometimes even more!
So, what’s your average “WTF” count per shift?
Yes, dealing with difficult patients every single shift!
Yes, dealing with difficult patients every single shift!
23Charge Nurse VS Karen
Every. Single. Time.
Lost it at “giving birth”. LOL!
25Nurse 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.
Don’t you wish you could do this sometimes?
That even Santa Claus can’t help us. :(
29Nurses 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.
30And when you’re assigned to decorate the unit
Deck the halls, nurse!
31Hospital bed table
Hating on this!
When you’re super exhausted after a shift:
33And this is how you would look like:
Accurate and actual photo of me after a shift. They really captured my eyes.
34Elixir of life
Nursing is the best skin care. 5/5.
35Tanks for nurses
Sign the petition!
36“A simple no would be fine”
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.”
How a certain senator thinks we assess pain levels.
38Nurses playing cards
Yeah, that’s what we do! /s
39Follow the line
And we’re good at it!
Will try out these soon!
41Better things to do
“Sorry, I was winning in poker with my nurse face.”
42Nightingale playing cards
The lady with a lamp and a straight flush.
43When nurses troll you
She did end up with decks of playing cards mailed to her office.
Nursing School and Nursing Student Memes
44When 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!
45And you can’t quit nursing school because…
When your options are limited
46At the passenger’s seat
This book teaches you two things: medical-surgical nursing and how to lift with your knees.
47The book that made you cry
Yes, it’s still a better book than Twilight.
How they should have taught this in nursing school. This is easily +4.
49Something to inspire you
What inspired you to become a nurse?
50When nursing school beats you hard
When nursing school beats you hard that you won’t need a bae.
51Plea of a student nurse
And a plea I can get behind.
52Laminate your notes
Not only it prevents tears, it prevent smears too!
53Trick or treat?!
Trying to scare the whole neighborhood this halloween.
54Ahh! Those dreaded SATA questions
And 50% of your NCLEX questions are select all that apply. F
55Newbie nurses be like…
Get that experience! You’ll make mistakes, learn from them!
56You can overcome this!
Take a life lesson from post-2007-Britney Spears.
57Student Nurse Diagnosis
Isolation, lack of sleep, stress and more! Make your time in nursing school worth it! Make everything a learning opportunity!
Nursing school makes you figure out a lot of things!
Oh student loan, thanks for getting me through nursing school but I don’t think I can repay you.
Making nursing pharmacology fun.
61Follow your dreams!
Work hard and it’ll be worth it!
Nurses Week Memes
It’s payback time.
63When management forces you to celebrate
…with cheap pizza, pens, lanyards and etc.
64Night shift nurses
You really captured me with those eyes. Zzzz.
Management: “We appreciate what you do, thank you! Now get back to work!”
66Nurses Week Poem
67Nurses Week Gift Rehash!
Ohh a pen!
68A nurse could wish
What are you wishing for this nurses week?
Because saving lives is sexy!
70Grumpy cat wishes you a nurses week!
What’s the best nurses week gift you’ve received?
71A day is enough
Free day for nurses!
Because nurses are that amazing.
Male Nurse Memes
Now here are some memes related to men into nursing!
73All-out war declared by male nurses
These nurses at Holston Valley Medical Center shaved their beards to comply with the CDC’s guideline on use of masks while caring for COVID-19 patients. Kudos!
74Nursing Shift Gains!
And it only took him three shifts!
75And you get this response:
76And you get this response:
77Being the only male in nursing be like…
78Male 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.
79Sexy nurse for halloween?
No one says it better than the terrifying Nurse Ratched.
80Oh Nurse Ratched
Be nice to nurses!
But yeah, don’t forget to leave it all at work.
82It’s time for your medication
Medication time. Medication time.
And the “H” in means hospital, and not Hilton.
84Short of breath
Still, 18 respirations.
ER Nurse and ICU Nurse Memes
85Making ER nurses happy
And everyone else happy!
86Starting an IV line
Ever had that moment where you thought to yourself: “Dang, I could insert a gauge 14 on that easily.”
87When the doctor orders a banana bag
Let’s cure that hangover.
88And you’re like…
In full panic mode:
89You know you’re a nurse when….
You understand this:
How NOT to deal with a crazy patient.
92Three simple rules
93Nurses: protecting you from death
It’s our job! :)
94Ahh, a burn book
Because you’ve seen how they’ve worked. ;)
95Making our patients happy
ICU nurse going beyond to make her patients happy.
966ix9ine 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.
97Improvising your nurse dating life
If you like your dates intubated and sedated.
“Looking for: Nurses”
Something a nurse would definitely say.
What men think dating a nurse will be like.