Cranial nerve mnemonics

  1. just wondering if anyone has any good ways to remember the cranial nerves 1-10 i had heard of a mnemonic but can't remeber it, not a good sign eh? Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
    thanks Erin
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  3. by   RNonsense
    On Old Olympus Towering Tops a Finn and a Swede Viewed Some Hopps....there is one that is easier..but I can't remember it. This is what we were taught anyhoo...
  4. by   frannybee
    I vaguely remember being taught a vulgar one but it escapes me....I'll try and find it for you though.
  5. by   Nurse Keli
    To remember the nerves:

    1. On 7. Fin
    2. Old 8. And
    3. Olympus 9. German
    4. Towering 10. Viewed
    5. Tops 11. Some
    6. A 12. Hops

    Cranial nerves are either motor, sensory, or mixed.
    1. Motor (M---3, 4, 6, 11, 12)
    2. Sensory (S--1, 2, 8)
    3. Mixed (B--5, 7, 9, 10)

    1. Some 7. Brother
    2. Say 8. Says
    3. Marry 9. Bad
    4. Money 10. Business
    5. But 11. Marry
    6. My 12. Money

    Hope these help. My nursing instructor just gave us these about a week ago. Good Luck!!!!
  6. by   Vsummer1
    try this link:

    medical mnemics (sp)
  7. by   valk
    These are the ones I remember from way back when.

    Oh, oh, oh, to touch and feel a girl's vagina, ah heaven.

    On old Olympus's tippy top a fat azz German viewed some hopps.
  8. by   Little One2
    one of our trusty trucks acts funny although good vehicle any how

    ( something like that)
  9. by   frannybee
    Originally posted by valk

    Oh, oh, oh, to touch and feel a girl's vagina, ah heaven.

    That's the one, except the last two words were 'and hymen'!
  10. by   RNsweetie
    Thank you all so much these are great and as "vulger" as it is it's pretty darn catchy. I appreciate the help as always, you all are great resources!!
  11. by   TMCmom
    my a & p instructor just gave us this one a few weeks ago. the good thing about it is more than just the first letter corresponds to the cranial nerve (in most cases!)

  12. by   RNsweetie
    Thats a good one TMC thanks.
  13. by   Mkue
    Some Say Marry Money But My Brother Says Big Boobs Matter Most

    (for sensory, motor or both)
  14. by   baseline
    On Old Olympus Tiny Tops, A Finn and German Viewed Some Hops.