Funny quotes, comics, anything!

  1. Hi!! I'd like to pick people's brains for an idea, I'm going to post here and on the general nursing, hopefully someone can help. I'm a nursing assistant instructor and I'm graduating my first class on Friday. I got them all travel mugs that I'm filling with little things....pens, little Purel hand gels, Motrin packets (lol!), chocolate, etc....what I'm having a little problem with is the travel mugs. I got the kind that I can put my own art (or whatever) into. I was thinking of putting some clip art, or funny quotes that pertain to CNAs. I've been searching and got some ideas, but does anyone out there have any funny quotes or comics that pertain to CNAs? I'd like to keep it funny, I'm big in trying to keep up a good attitude in such a difficult and frustrating field, and I was hoping that if I put something funny on the mug the students could read it on a bad day and hopefully get a little smile. Any ideas? Thanks so much for any help!!
    ~Allele
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   P_RN
    What a good idea. What about something like Congratulations to a great CNA, thanks for being in my class.
  4. by   lna2rn
    Always loved this one and I think I will always use it.
    Think of what a GREAT "Learning Experience" this will be. Translation: You just got shafted!!
  5. by   casualjim
    "Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted."

    old dead Chinese guy

    aloha
    Jim
  6. by   JBudd
    Good CNAs make good nurses look even better.
  7. by   allele
    Great! Thanks! Maybe I'll just print out P_RN's suggestion and then add a few funny/motivating quotes? Might work! Thanks again!
    ~Allele
  8. by   nurseangel47
    Wow,what a wonderful cna instructor you are.
    I,too,was once employed as a cnaI instructor at a community college on a part time and prn basis. Enjoyed teaching A LOT! It is very satisfying knowing that you're forming the basis for possible future nurses out there! And also, getting the cnas prepped for the world of nursing care, in general. I realize you want to reward them for a job well done in classroom, during clinicals, and in the future as they begin their exciting new career.
    I think all of the above items you've already selected are excellent and very appropriate choices for them. I am at a loss artistically though of what to put on the travel mugs for art work...unless, maybe stick figures depicting CNAs characters...or maybe drawings of items used as a cna? or in nursing in general....syringe being held by a cat or dog maybe, or a thermometer, the old fashioned mercury kind, or a stethoscope, or a bedpan, or emesis basin? I don't know....is there a way to laserjet print pretty scenic photos of magazine pics to insert onto the mugs? Not much help here since I don't have any experiences with that sort of art work...Good luck in your search for it, though. Have a very merry christmas. Your intentions are well founded and is a very sweet thing to do...above and beyond a typical instructor! Kudos!
  9. by   allele
    Quote from nurseangel47
    Wow,what a wonderful cna instructor you are.
    I,too,was once employed as a cnaI instructor at a community college on a part time and prn basis. Enjoyed teaching A LOT! It is very satisfying knowing that you're forming the basis for possible future nurses out there! And also, getting the cnas prepped for the world of nursing care, in general. I realize you want to reward them for a job well done in classroom, during clinicals, and in the future as they begin their exciting new career.
    I think all of the above items you've already selected are excellent and very appropriate choices for them. I am at a loss artistically though of what to put on the travel mugs for art work...unless, maybe stick figures depicting CNAs characters...or maybe drawings of items used as a cna? or in nursing in general....syringe being held by a cat or dog maybe, or a thermometer, the old fashioned mercury kind, or a stethoscope, or a bedpan, or emesis basin? I don't know....is there a way to laserjet print pretty scenic photos of magazine pics to insert onto the mugs? Not much help here since I don't have any experiences with that sort of art work...Good luck in your search for it, though. Have a very merry christmas. Your intentions are well founded and is a very sweet thing to do...above and beyond a typical instructor! Kudos!

    Thanks so much for your kind words! I'm actually going to try some of your ideas too, I think I can muster up some sort of stick figure! You're right, I do want to reward them for a job well done...they're a great class....and I'm hoping to get them started off on the right foot, in my own small way. Unfortunately they met up with some rude CNAs and nurses during clinicals and I'm hoping these people don't discourage them. Why do staff do that, anyway? I've always LOVED having ANY type of student on the unit!! I'm hoping this class remembers some of the attitudes they witnessed and try hard to treat students better. I should say these bad attitudes were NOT the majority of staff, but enough to be noticed. Again, thanks for the kind words and great ideas!
    ~Allele
  10. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    This is someone's sig line here, but it's a goodie: "Ponder the great question: Is the bedpan half full or half empty?"
  11. by   bargainhound
    How about this one, my personal favorite:

    "They may not remember what you said, but
    they will never forget how you made them feel."

    I guess it is too long to put on the mug, but maybe on a little
    slip of paper or on a card in the mug.
    Last edit by bargainhound on Dec 20, '06 : Reason: spelling
  12. by   bargainhound
    Guess my suggestion is not funny.

    I made a poster with funny cartoons from the web for Christmas
    to help us lighten up at the office.

    You could make copies of some from the web and put them in
    the mugs.
  13. by   USF RN BSN
    Somewhat funny story from our CPR BLS renew course.....and there after

    Our instructor was trying to explain how the new CPR standards increased the amount of compressions and that the rate should be about 100 per minute. A classmate asked "how do you figure out 100 a minute?" Teacher replies, there are a few popular songs that go along with the 100 per minute rate, one for example is "Another one bites the dust". We all got a good laugh thinking about what it would be like compressing someones chest and singing that melody in our mind.......WELL it happened to me last week when a patient on our floor coded and i was doing chest compressions. While in the act i subconsciously started humming....


    Another one bites the dust
    Another one bites the dust
    And another one gone, and another one gone
    Another one bites the dust
    Hey, Im gonna get you too
    Another one bites the dust


    then i realized everyone was staring at me. In the end the patient survived the ordeal and we all had a good laugh, and considerable embarrassment for myself of course.

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