As the son of a nurse, I can tell you that they’re a peculiar bunch. Nurses are exposed to the horrors of the human body on a daily basis, so not only does nothing shock them, they also sometimes forget that civilians are way more squeamish than they are. (Or, in my mom’s case, they’re fully aware of that and still gross you out anyway.)
I can’t count how many times an otherwise pleasant dinner was ruined by a vivid description of some patient’s infectious disease and the liquids that came out of them. (You are so lucky I’m not going into more detail.)
But you know what? When you get sick, the nurses are the ones who actually take care of you. They’ve earned the right to freak people out as much as they want. And in that spirit, here are 15 memes about how the nursing profession turns you into a total weirdo.
1. Don’t be that patient.
2. Or this one.
4. Establish dominance.
5. Nope, nothing suspicious here.
6. For our non-nurse readers, this is a joke about explosive diarrhea.
7. When you’re a nurse, the weirdest things can make you proud.
8. And for doctors, it’s the opposite.
9. Trust no one, especially patients.
10. No sympathy, amigo.
11. Beware the creature from the 3rd shift.
12. All jokes contain truth, ESPECIALLY this one.
13. And here we see the nurse outside their natural habitat.
14. Serenity now
15. But in the end, nursing is a rewarding profession.