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At Hug Your Nurse we love humor! These are jokes, comics and anything that is hilarious that nurses would love to read.

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5 Funny Nurse Videos

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George Tall works in the legal field, is a father of three, and a husband of a RN for 25 years. He enjoys writing about everything, especially nursing! He has been writing for a living, at least partially, since around 2000. As an author on dozens of websites, he enjoys being factual, while spinning a bit of humor where possible.
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funny nurse videosI admit it. I’m addicted to YouTube. I can spend the whole day looking up funny videos. I have been known to stay up all night by watching random video one after another, especially anything that makes me laugh.

The following are 5 videos about, or by, nurses that I have watched recently that made me smile. If you have any suggestions for videos to be added, please link to them down in the comment box.

Enjoy!

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Top 10 Reasons Nurses Hate Their Job

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George Tall works in the legal field, is a father of three, and a husband of a RN for 25 years. He enjoys writing about everything, especially nursing! He has been writing for a living, at least partially, since around 2000. As an author on dozens of websites, he enjoys being factual, while spinning a bit of humor where possible.
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sad nurse hates her jobEven if you don’t feel this way all of the time, at some point in time you hate your job. Something happens, you don’t like it, and you just want to quit. Then again, there are a lot of people (including nurses) that just flat out hate their job all of the time.

After speaking to a lot of nurses, the following list represents the most common answers to “Why do you hate your job?”

  • The doctors are jerks! There are some great doctors that respect and appreciate the nurses, and there are also a lot of doctors that are rude, disrespectful, obnoxious and downright mean. They basically make the nurses’ (and everyone else’s) lives hell. They act like they know everything, and you know nothing.
  • The long hours! There are some lucky nurses that work short shifts, or only part of the year (like school nurses). There are also a lot of them that work 12 hours or longer per shift. I don’t care what you do for a living. If you are working 12 hours or longer at a time, that’s rough, and it’s enough to make anyone hate their job sometimes.
  • The patients get on my nerves! It’s true, some of the patients are pretty much horrible. They hit the call light over and over for no particularly good reason. Their family loves to stay in the room all night and constantly ask you why you’re not doing your job. They beg, bug, annoy and do everything possible to make your shift a little harder. Of course their are great patients too, but sometimes there just aren’t enough of them to make up for the bad ones.
  • I’m tired of the drug seekers! Sometimes it may feel like you are doing nothing more than supplying dope fiends. You know the type. They ask for their dilaudid pushes hours before they are scheduled. They ask you to push the meds to them faster. Yeah, junkies can get on anyone’s last nerve.
  • I don’t make enough money! Nurses can make pretty good money, but many are smart enough to be doing other things to make a lot more money. Compared to the majority of doctors, nurses make pennies. Then again, compared to your average worker, nurses are well compensated. If you feel like your underpaid, it’s always hard to like your work.
  • My boss/administration sucks! They make policies with no knowledge of what is really going on or needed. They hire new employees that are incompetent, which makes you do your work and theirs. They don’t order enough supplies to take care of the patients because they have to stay under a tight budget. A good boss can make your job so much fun, but a bad boss can make it unbearable.
  • My feet hurt! Yes, if you stand on your feet for 8-12 hours in a day, they are probably going to hurt you, even if you have the most comfortable nurse shoes in the world. Add on to that the fact that you are jogging 5 miles a day up and down the halls and you have got yourself some sore and aching feet.
  • I just don’t care about being a nurse anymore. Nurse burnout is actually very common, and it leads to a lot of nurses quitting the occupation all together. You can find a new specialty to change your direction, and to hopefully fall in love with nursing again, but there are no guarantees. Not everyone is cut out to be in the nursing field for life.
  • I don’t feel appreciated! Maybe your boss never says “thank you”. Maybe your patients never take the time to tell you that they appreciate you. Maybe you feel like you are doing nothing to help anyone. If we never feel a sense of appreciation for all of the hard work we do, it’s really easy to not like your job. A gift, or just a simple smile, is needed to remind us that we are needed and appreciated.
  • I just want to stay home! There’s nothing wrong with being a stay at home mom/dad, or just not working at all for any reason. If you have someone else that can help pay the bills, or you don’t need to work, it’s hard to justify nursing or any type of work.

What do you think about this list? Can you think of any other reason that a nurse may no longer want to work in the healthcare field? We would love to hear your comments/opinions.

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Top Ten Best Snacks to Bring to Work

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George Tall works in the legal field, is a father of three, and a husband of a RN for 25 years. He enjoys writing about everything, especially nursing! He has been writing for a living, at least partially, since around 2000. As an author on dozens of websites, he enjoys being factual, while spinning a bit of humor where possible.
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wheat thins snack for workYou’re working a 12 hour night shift. It’s 2:00 AM. You’re starved, and there’s no way to go get food, and nobody is delivering to you at this time of the night. What’s a person to do? Luckily, you are smart, and you have a nursing bag stuffed with all kind of snacks!

What kind of snacks do you have in there? Assuming that you have a really big bag, you may find:

1- Chips! When all else fails, chips will make you happy. Some of my favorites are Fritos, Doritos, and of course some Funions.

2- Cookies! It’s hard to beat some oatmeal raisin, chocolate chip or even peanut butter cookies.

3- Fruit! What tastes better than an orange, apples, or maybe some kiwi fruit? Better yet, it’s healthy too!

4- Popcorn! As long as you have a microwave at work, an individual bag of popcorn can be perfect! There are so many varieties now including extra buttery, jalapeno, skinny girl, etc.

5- Breakfast bars! Low in calories, high in taste- breakfast bars can be the perfect snack to sneak into work.

6- Crackers! My favorites are Wheat Thins, peanut butter, Ritz, and anything that I can put Cheese Whiz on.

7- Cereal! If you can scrounge up some milk from the kitchen, any kind of cereal makes a great snack during work. Personal favorites are Captain Crunch, Blueberry, and Reeses.

8- Oatmeal! Put some individual oatmeal packets in your bag, add water, microwave- fantastic snack!

9- Pudding! There’s just no bad time to eat pudding. Even Bill Cosby can’t hurt the snack.

10- Nuts! Every nurse should carry a bag of nuts or two in her bag. I’m thinking about peanuts, cashews, and pistachios.

 

So what are your favorite snacks to bring to work? What kinds of goodies do you pack to carry you through the shift?

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Top Ten Nurse Jokes

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George Tall works in the legal field, is a father of three, and a husband of a RN for 25 years. He enjoys writing about everything, especially nursing! He has been writing for a living, at least partially, since around 2000. As an author on dozens of websites, he enjoys being factual, while spinning a bit of humor where possible.
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nurse joke call buttonHave you ever heard a good nurse joke? I’m sure you have. If you would like to share one with us, please drop a comment below so we can all laugh with you.

Here is our collection of ten nursing jokes that made us laugh:

1: On a busy med-surg floor, the doctor stopped to brief me on a patient’s condition: “This patient is a fellow physician and my favorite golf partner. His injury is serious and I fear he will not be able to play golf again unless you follow my orders exactly.”

 

The doctor then began listing orders: “You must give an injection in a different location every 20 minutes, followed by a second injection exactly five minutes after the first. He must take two pills at exactly every hour, followed by one pill every 15 minutes for eight hours. He must drink no more and no less than 10 ounces of water every 25 minutes and must void between. Soak his arm in warm water for 15 minutes, then place ice for 10 minutes and repeat over and over for the rest of the day. Give range of motion every 30 minutes. He requires a back rub and foot rub every hour. Feed him something tasty every hour. Be cheerful and do whatever he asks at all times. Chart his condition and vital signs every 20 minutes. You must do these things exactly as I ordered or his injury will not heal properly, and he will not able to play golf well.”

 

The doctor left and I entered the patient’s room. I was greeted by anxious family members and an equally anxious patient. All quickly asked what the doctor had said about the patient. I stated, “The doctor said that you will live.” Then quickly reviewing the orders, I added, “But you will have to learn a new sport.”

—Jeffrey Bodurka

 

 

  1. The nurse brought a lunch tray to Norman Cousins, who was in a hospital “laughing his way to wellness.” The nurse also brought Mr. Cousins one of those glasses used for urine specimens, saying that when convenient, he should put a specimen in the glass and she’d pick it up when she came back to pick up the tray. Mr. Cousins, seeing some apple juice on the tray, put two and two together, and poured the juice in the specimen glass. The nurse came back and picked up the specimen, held it up to the light and said, “Mr. Cousins, this looks a little off. The color doesn’t seem quite right. Are you feeling okay?” Mr. Cousins reached out his hand for the glass and said, “Here, let me look.” After looking at it, he said, “Okay, I’ll run it through again,” then drank it. The nurse fainted.

—Casey Cook

 

  1. A nursing assistant, a floor nurse and a charge nurse from a small nursing home were taking a lunch break in the break room. In walks a lady dressed in silk scarves and wearing large polished-stone jewelry. “I am Gina the Great,” stated the lady. “I am so pleased with the way you have taken care of my aunt that I will now grant the next three wishes!” With a wave of her hand and a puff of smoke, the room was filled with flowers, fruit and bottles of drink, proving that she did have the power to grant wishes before any of the nurses could think otherwise.

The nurses quickly argued among themselves as to which one would ask for the first wish. Speaking up, the nursing assistant wished first. “I wish I were on a tropical island beach, with single, well-built men feeding me fruit and tending to my every need.” With a puff of smoke, the nursing assistant was gone.

The floor nurse went next. “I wish I were rich and retired, and spending my days in my own warm cabin at a ski resort with well-groomed men feeding me cocoa and doughnuts.” With a puff of smoke, she too was gone.

“Now, what is the last wish?” asked the lady.

The charge nurse said, “I want those two back on the floor at the end of the lunch break.”

—Margaret Morgan Tucker

 

 

 

  1. A nurse caring for a man from Kentucky asked, “So how’s your breakfast this morning?”

 

“It’s very good, except for the Kentucky Jelly. I can’t seem to get used to the taste,” the patient replied.

The nurse asked to see the jelly and the man produced a foil packet labeled “KY Jelly.”

—Facebook group – LPNs Are Nurses Too!

 

 

  1. Hospital regulations require a wheelchair for patients being discharged. However, while working as a student nurse, I found one elderly gentleman already dressed and sitting on the bed with a suitcase at his feet, who insisted he didn’t need my help to leave the hospital.

After a chat about rules being rules, he reluctantly let me wheel him to the elevator. On the way down, I asked him if his wife was meeting him.

“I don’t know,” he said. “She’s still upstairs in the bathroom changing out of her hospital gown.”

—jokesaboutnurses.com

 

 

  1. Differences between Graduate Nurse and Experienced Nurses
    A Graduate Nurse throws up when the patient does.
    An experienced nurse calls housekeeping when a patient throws up.

A Graduate Nurse wears so many pins on their name badge you can´t read it.
An experienced nurse doesn’t wear a name badge for liability reasons

A Graduate Nurse charts too much.
An experienced nurse doesn’t chart enough.

A Graduate Nurse loves to run to codes.
An experienced nurse makes graduate nurses run to codes.

A Graduate Nurse wants everyone to know they are a nurse.
An experienced nurse doesn’t want anyone to know they are a nurse.

A Graduate Nurse keeps detailed notes on a pad.
An experienced nurse writes on the back of their hand, paper scraps, napkins, etc.

A Graduate Nurse will spend all day trying to reorient a patient.
An experienced nurse will chart the patient is disoriented and restrain them.

A Graduate Nurse can hear a beeping I-med at 50 yards.
An experienced nurse can’t hear any alarms at any distance.

A Graduate Nurse loves to hear abnormal heart and breath sounds.
An experienced nurse doesn’t want to know about them unless the patient is symptomatic.

A Graduate Nurse spends 2 hours giving a patient a bath.
An experienced nurse lets the CNA give the patient a bath.

A Graduate Nurse thinks people respect Nurses.
An experienced nurse knows everybody blames everything on the nurse.

A Graduate Nurse looks for blood on a bandage hoping they will get to change it.
An experienced nurse knows a little blood never hurt anybody.

A Graduate Nurse looks for a chance “to work with the family.”
An experienced nurse avoids the family.

A Graduate Nurse expects meds and supplies to be delivered on time.
An experienced nurse expects them to never be delivered at all.

A Graduate Nurse will spend days bladder training an incontinent patient.
An experienced nurse will insert a Foley catheter.

A Graduate Nurse always answers their phone.
An experienced nurse checks their caller ID before answering the phone.

A Graduate Nurse thinks psych patients are interesting.
An experienced nurse thinks psych patients are crazy.

A Graduate Nurse carries reference books in their bag.
An experienced nurse carries magazines, lunch, and some “cough syrup” in their bag.

A Graduate Nurse doesn’t find this funny.
An experienced nurse does.
– Credit: Unknown

 

  1. The Private Part

An old man, Mr. Wallace, was living in a nursing home. One day he appeared to be very sad and depressed.

Nurse Jane asked him if there was anything wrong, “Yes, Nurse Jane,” said Mr. Wallace. “My Private Part died today, and I am very sad.”

Knowing her patients were a little forgetful and sometimes a little crazy, she replied, “Oh, I’m so sorry, Mr. Wallace. Please accept my condolences.”

The following day, Mr. Wallace was walking down the hall with his Private Part hanging out of his pajamas.

He met Nurse Jane. ‘Mr. Wallace,’ she said, “You shouldn’t be walking down the hall like that. Please put your Private Part back inside your pajamas.”

“But, Nurse Jane I can’t,” replied Mr. Wallace. “I told you yesterday that my Private Part died.”

“Yes,” said Nurse Jane, “you did tell me that, but why is it hanging out of your pajamas?”

“Well,” he replied, “Today is the viewing.”

– Credit: Unknown

 

 

  1. A lady came in for a routine physical at the Doctor’s office . “Here”, said the nurse, handing her a urine specimen container. “The bathroom is over there on your right. The Doctor will be with you in a few minutes.”

A few minutes later the lady came out of the bathroom with an empty container and a relieved look on her face. “Thanks! But they had a toilet in there, so I didn’t need this after all!”

– Credit: Unknown

 

9.  Nurse: Doctor, Doctor, there’s an invisible man in the waiting room!

Doctor: Well, go in there and tell him I can’t see him!

– Credit: Unknown

 

10. Did you hear about the army nurse who went to bed eating popcorn?

She woke up with a kernel between her legs.

– Credit: Unknown

 

As a final bonus, here is a funny nurse skit from MAD TV!