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The patient's "guests"

The patient's "guests"

by rnsheri - Oh, yes, we know them. The throngs of visitors, family members, and guests who flock to comfort our patients. This is just for fun. See if you can name some of our... Read More →

Last comment by LadyLeopard
Murphy's Laws of Nursing

Murphy's Laws of Nursing

by Roy Fokker - When you need the money, your shift is cancelled; when you have a weekend planned, you have to do overtime. Realizing the patient you've just injected has a... Read More →

Last comment by smartassmommy
Epic (Nursing) FAILS!

Epic (Nursing) FAILS!

by VivaLasViejas - I once destroyed a patient room within five minutes of starting my shift. It was fortunate that the two ladies who occupied the semi-private room were AA & O and... Read More →

Last comment by NurseInspired
Only a nurse would understand!

Only a nurse would understand!

by Eschell2971 - I have NEVER experienced anything like this, and I have seen & dressed some pretty horrible, deep, and long wounds. Some of the wounds I have seen and/or dressed... Read More →

Last comment by Bat Lady
Morning and Night

Morning and Night

by A&Ox6 - Shakespearean Sonnets are poems typically written using the same structure as Shakespeare's. They are almost always composed of three quatrains, or four line... Read More →

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The Stumblebutt Chronicles

The Stumblebutt Chronicles

by VivaLasViejas - To say that I loathe the 0900 med pass at my SNF would be the understatement of the year. First of all, being able to concentrate on the pass itself is... Read More →

Last comment by katnurs
Humor:  The Most Essential Quality

Humor: The Most Essential Quality

by Ruby Vee - Nurses laugh at some mighty inappropriate things, but sometimes you either have to laugh or you'll cry. Laughing is healthier in the long run, and it's much more... Read More →

Last comment by FranEMTnurse
For the Bowel Obsessed

For the Bowel Obsessed

by jadelpn - I would tell you that this is meant to be a cheeky article, however, that would just add to the fray. Here's a question...Why is it now oh so appropriate to talk... Read More →

Last comment by amoLucia
Jocularity at its Finest: A Hilarious Account of Misinterpretation

Jocularity at its Finest: A Hilarious Account of Misinterpretation

by canesdukegirl - Beth slammed her locker closed, and adjusted her green scrubs. She pulled a blue bouffant cap over her hair and stepped into the OR hallway. As she made her way to... Read More →

Last comment by FranEMTnurse
Weird Thoughts While Pumping at Work

Weird Thoughts While Pumping at Work

by elenamdib - With my first baby, I worked full time as a registered nurse in the hospital setting. I was reorganizing my kids room today and as I was moving my trusty old... Read More →

Last comment by JerseyTomatoMDCrab
If You Give a Patient a Cookie

If You Give a Patient a Cookie

by Mully - If you give a patient a cookie, they'll want a glass of milk. If you give them a glass of milk, they'll probably need to go to the bathroom. They'll be too... Read More →

Last comment by Chaya
My Life with a Nurse: A Man's Perspective

My Life with a Nurse: A Man's Perspective

by StatBlues - I've been married to a nurse for more than a quarter of a century, and let me tell you, nurses are not what you expect (and I don't even care what you expect,... Read More →

Last comment by FranEMTnurse
10 Mistakes You'll Only Make Once (Hopefully)

10 Mistakes You'll Only Make Once (Hopefully)

by rnsheri - Here are a few mistakes you’ll hopefully only make once (if at all): 1) Not checking each food tray thoroughly for dentures, hearing aids, or jewelry before... Read More →

Last comment by Leonca
So I Married A Mysophobic...

So I Married A Mysophobic...

by opdahlamber - So here we are at the gas station the other evening. We were struck by a desperate and immediate need for BBQ rib-shaped pressed meat sandwiches and diet Mt.Dew... Read More →

Last comment by nursejoy1
Noro-virus Blues

Noro-virus Blues

by jadelpn - OK, so the old joke "The Postman Always Rings Twice" can be easily converted to "The Noro-virus CAN Ring Twice". And once is enough. And never is better. And it... Read More →

Last comment by Songbird,RN

Funny Nursing related Stories

by nursejanefw - Okay, my fellow nurses…….let me share my story. I only share this, mind you, so there may be a smile upon your face, the next time you are faced with a similar... Read More →

Last comment by FranEMTnurse
If Hospitals Were Run Like Denny's.....

If Hospitals Were Run Like Denny's.....

by VivaLasViejas - "Hey, Flo! You're getting a new admit in 206-1," says Mel, the charge nurse. "ETOH, admitted for detox, alert and oriented times 1-2. He's got an IV but ER says it... Read More →

Last comment by ChaRNbsn
Everything I Know About Life.......

Everything I Know About Life.......

by VivaLasViejas - Am I the only person around here who's sappy enough to have owned a copy of that adorable poster with all the things someone learned about life in kindergarten? As... Read More →

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