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Head Bugs....

By NurseAlwaysNForever - Working in the lock down unit at the first nursing home I ever worked at was always hilarious. Most of the funny things I have experienced as a nurse have been because I misunderstood something I was being told. I am very “book” smart, but the hubby says I have no common sense what so ever. ... Read More

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Murder, Marilyn Monroe and the Secret Dentures

By Tait - many times in my nursing career i have come across the most hilarious of patients, but one patient, who i shall lovingly call ms. brit, had a cornucopia of entertaining idiosyncrasies. ms. brit ms. brit was a 70-something gi patient who looked 45. she spoke with a melodious british accent... Read More

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Pediatric Hospice Humor

By gsu8696 - Pediatric patients intimidate me. It’s amazing how a little person who looks at you with huge, unsuspecting eyes can steal your heart and scare the dickens out of you in the same second. So imagine pediatric patients who are dying. No don’t! It’s actually a horrible thought…but it happens. And they... Read More

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Nurse Suzy-Q to the RESCUE!!!!

By NurseAlwaysNForever - Average day with an average med pass, right? It’s the weekend, no head honcho’s in sight, and I’m a new nurse eager to do a great job. Still not comfortable in my own skin, but starting to get in a “routine“. Heck, it was Sunday and nothing could go wrong, right? NOT. Here I am moseying down the... Read More

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How to Electrocute a Mouse

By Ruby Vee - it was my second nursing job, and i had moved from the small farming community near where i grew up halfway across the country to the big city. i was awed by my good fortune at landing a job in a world renowned hospital system, excited about working in a brand new building and thrilled to be... Read More

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All Bleeding Stops . . . Eventually

By Ruby Vee - all bleeding stops . . . eventually one of the basic tenets of "house of god" (written, i believe, by samuel shem -- my fourth copy disappeared because, once again, i let someone borrow it!) is that "all bleeding stops eventually." either it stops because homeostasis is achieved or it stops... Read More

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Patient Laughter, My Pain!

By SheSoFine26 - I was in my clinical working on a Telemetry/MedSurg Floor. About half the day had past and I along with my preceptor RN received a new admit that had already had a NG tube. He was being admitted in order to have a peg tube placed. The patient was really nice and even though he was in the... Read More

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OB Nurse in the Old Days, “Lord, Take Me Now”

By OBNURSE81 - When I was a brand-spanking new GN, that’s Graduate Nurse, (in those days we got to work as a nurse for the 2-3 months it took for us to received our board results), I was told I would have a minimum of 3 weeks working with another nurse on orientation. Three days after I started on the OB unit... Read More

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My First Code

By Ruby Vee - i hadn’t been a nurse for very long, but i was asked to team lead, do charge and supervise nursing students. “don’t worry,” i was told. “these are our students, so they can help you out.” as the first bsn grad ever hired in our hospital, i took a lot of grief from the diploma nurses who went to... Read More

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Funny Story Nursing Related_Ice Capades

By lindacoap - November 8, 2008 Nursing goes far into my past so many funny things have happened during the course of time trudging up and down long halls serving my patients. The one hilarious happening that always stands out in my mind, reminding me of some Laverne and Shirley episode, began like this. The... Read More

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Farting IS STILL Funny!

By SN_sandersj - Farting IS STILL Funny! I am a student nurse in my second semester of nursing school on a Medical-Surgical unit at a local hospital. I began this Tuesday at 0600, picked up my patient assignment, and reviewed her chart. Seventy-two year old admitted November 4th for nausea, weakness, and fatigue.... Read More

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Communication Chaos!

By gsu8696 - It was my second night as charge nurse for the evening shift on the oncology unit in the hospital where I worked. There were three major problems: one, I was charge nurse on the oncology unit; two, it was the evening shift; and three, I had no oncology experience. I had been assured by my... Read More

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Patriots' Act!

By gsu8696 - It was a night like most others on our oncology/med surg unit. It didn’t appear to be as busy as most other nights. A minimal amount of call lights were being utilized. The nursing assistants (yes, we had nursing assistants back then!) were not asking for much help and overall the floor just seemed... Read More

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Easy as Blood Gases from a Dead Lady

By Ruby Vee - maybe it's because i'm older now, or maybe it's because i've mellowed somewhat with age, but i'm convinced that medical and surgical residents these days are far nicer than they were in the past. no one has tried (knock wood) to rip me a new one for years now and it's been decades since i got a... Read More

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The World is a Dangerous Place

By datnurse - every morning, before we climbed into the white land rovers with our humanitarian organization’s logo on both sides, we waited for laura, the office coordinator, to return from the security meetings. she gave us a briefing before we headed out to the field to hold clinic in tiny buildings, called... Read More

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Those Darn Nursing Caps

By annarnbuddy - some of us are from a time and place where nursing caps were not only prized but mandatory. the caps were presented in solemn ceremonies that were long awaited by nursing students, symbols of a rite of passage on our way to being a true healthcare professional. they came in all sorts of shapes... Read More

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What a Nightmare.... (Humorous)

By NurseAlwaysNForever - So, the alarm went off at 5 am, me, I'm still tired so I hit snooze. Finally, 6:30 rolls around and I'm jumping out of bed and scrambling to be at work by 7. Arrive at work at 6:59, rush to clock in, realize, hey, my badge is still at the house. Okay, no big deal. I fill out a paper for my... Read More

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The Bee Keeper- funny nursing story

By PICNICRN - I had been an RN for about 8 years working only in PICU or NICU, when I took a position in the NICU of a brand new hospital. The doors had only been open for a few weeks and the maternity center had been rather slow... therefore, no sick babies yet. The ER, however, was busting at the seems! So,... Read More


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