"What I Really Do" meme

Specialties Operating Room Toon

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Specializes in Pediatric and Adult OR.


There's this little thing floating around the social networking sites related to people's careers, where they post a picture showing what their friends, society, themselves, (and whoever else) think they do, and what they really do. I made one for myself, but no one on my facebook could really relate. :( So I'm sharing it with people who would get it!

Background on my choices:

1) My girlfriends would love to think I have hot Grey's Anatomy romances on the regular. I think that's the stereotype for all nurses in general!

2) Inspired by all the nurses from the floor on which I worked that gave me trouble about not "doing anything" and "losing my skills" when I told them I was leaving for the OR.

3) In response to hearing what I do, laypeople are usually like, "Whoa!! So you, like, see blood?! You see people get, like, cut open?!" and are pretty amazed and horrified at the same time.

4) The next one is self-explanatory. Hellooooo nurse!

5) I'd like to think that I make an impact on the kids I take care of, but by the time they get to me, their so drunk off their little butts from the Versed, they don't remember a thing. ?

6) I like this picture, but I want to point out at the surgeon appears to be mask ventilating the patient? And the mayo looks like it's above the head. What the what? Haha. :lol2:

Specializes in ICU.

I'm not an OR nurse, but this is awesome!! I wanna do one too:p

Also, what's a mayo? I can't really see in the pic bc it's too small.

Specializes in nursing education.

Aw, man. I love it. I want one! And I want to walk around in fishnets with a bottle of caulk at work!! :)

Specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych.

How do you make one of those? It would be fun to have one showing what the various folks in my life think I do.......like my husband (he visualizes me running down the halls with a crash cart).....my staff (sitting in my office chair playing on Facebook all day).....my grandkids (giving shots)......my pets (yelling unintelligible gibberish with a few words they understand, like "food" or "bathroom" thrown in).:lol2:

Specializes in Emergency, Trauma, Critical Care.

Did you guys see the one that encompasses all nurses yet?

Love both pics! Thanks for sharing :)

Specializes in MICU - CCRN, IR, Vascular Surgery.

Can you link a bigger picture of the all nurses one?

Specializes in Aged Care, Midwifery, Palliative Care.

Here is the Midwife one


This is fantastic. I want one for my office! I have to find this thing. Thank you.

Hey these are great!

Specializes in Med/Surg, Academics.

Yes, please enlarge the RN one! Can someone put up a link to the meme generator? I've googled, and I can't find it. Thanks in advance.

ETA: found a couple sites. I must have used the wrong search terms.

I just made one for school nurse. You get a template then go to fotoflexer and upload pics into it and edit it. Very easy.

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