Three Nurses at the Pearly Gates

  1. Three nurses arrive at the pearly gates. St. Peter asks the first why he should admit her.
    She replies that she has been an emergency room nurse and has saved thousands and thousands of lives.

    "OK", he says, "Come on in!"

    The second reports that he has been an ICU nurse and he, too, has saved thousands and thousands of lives. St. Peter lets him in, too.

    St. Peter asks the third nurse the same question. She replies that she has been an HMO care nurse and has saved thousands and thousands of dollars for the insurance company.

    St. Peter replies, "OK. Come on in. But you can only stay three days. And then . . . "

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    Last edit by brian on Mar 23, '13
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  3. by   Baubo516
    HA HA HA!
  4. by   llg
    Good one.
  5. by   TheCommuter
    Too cute!
  6. by   Esme12
    ....that is too funny!!!!
  7. by   CapeCodMermaid
    I've heard that same joke about a cardiologist, an obstetrician, and the head of an HMO...still funny.
  8. by   KelRN215
    I appreciate this on a whole 'nother level now that I work in home care case management and have to fight with insurance companies regularly to get patients the services they need. I don't know how nurses whose job it is to deny services to children with cancer can sleep at night...
  9. by   blackvans1234

    Shoulda brought the
  10. by   MunkiRN
  11. by   amygarside
    This is very funny!
  12. by   Garunteed
    In reality the HMO allows for better utilization of outcome studies where as most ERs and ICUs not covered by HMOs. So much suffering and wasted $$$ in the last 3 months of life. Perhaps St. Peter will look more at the quality of nursing care rather trhan
    the quantity.
  13. by   adventure780
    so true to real life
  14. by   Brian
    We posted this image and link on our facebook page and there are some hilarious comments there as well! Check it out:

    Some of the best ones so far:

    [FONT=lucida grande]come in come in ... you've done your time in hell[FONT=lucida grande]

    [FONT=lucida grande]we are short staffed, thanks for coming in...
    Last edit by brian on Mar 23, '13