26 Nursing Memes Sure to Cure What Ails You

Open Up and Say, "LOL"

Nursing memes

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Nursing is one of the toughest and most underappreciated jobs out there. Between dealing with difficult patients (and doctors!), working long hours, and cleaning up a variety of unpleasant bodily functions nearly every day, there's no doubt that we should all be thankful that these empathetic men and women are willing to take care of the rest of us! In honor of these selfless professionals, here are 26 funny nurse memes guaranteed to put a smile on even the most exhausted nurse's face. Misery loves company, after all!

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The Birds Are Singing, the Sun Is Shining....

Via Instagram

Everything is all fine and dandy until the day's irritations begin. Then you'll find yourself screaming, "Don't make me go Jurassic on you people!"

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That's Pretty Fast

Via Twitter

Pro Tip for nurses: try not to add "LOL" to the end of your sentence when telling someone they're speeding towards life's final finish line.

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True Story

Via Instagram

Children of nurses understand that this meme is incredibly true! When your parent is a nurse there's no way he or she will drag you into the doctor's office when they can likely diagnose and treat you from the comfort of your couch. Not only that, but after working all day the hospital is the last place they want to go.

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Less Sexy Time, More Sleepy Time

Via Imgur

You try working on your feet for twelve hours during the wee hours of the overnight shift and see how sexy you feel afterwards!

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"If You Could Go Ahead and Come in on Saturday Too, That'd Be Great."

Via Instagram

There's literally no subject that can't be spoofed by this Lumbergh "Office Space" meme.

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Just a Sprinkle or Two

Via Twitter

Nothing like adding your own special flourish to your reports.

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My Way or the Highway

Via Twitter

Why even have a nurse if you're not going to listen to their medical expertise?

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Nurse Ratched Has Nothing on Vivian Leigh

Via Facebook

The actress who played Scarlet O'Hara has that RNF down pat! I wouldn't mess with her.

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Asking the Important Questions

Via Imgur

Who needs a social life when you can get up close and personal with sick strangers for 10 hours a day? *Sobs quietly*

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As Soon as They Leave the Room, That Is

Via Twitter

"Okay, doctor, whatever you say..." Said with all the eye rolling in the universe.

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We're on Top of That, Doc

Via Imgur

Is that supposed to be legible English? Nurses must be psychic to interpret that mess.

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Slap on Another Layer

Via Twitter

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Genius During Working Hours

Via Twitter

Outside of work, not so much.

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Mighty Morphine Power Rangers?

Via Imgur

There's something about that magical drug that makes it practically the holy grail of pain medication.

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"This Is Fine."

Via Facebook

"Everything's on fire and all of my patients hate me, so business as usual, essentially."

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Asking for a Friend

Via Facebook

Just kidding, that friend is me. I'm the friend.

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Pay No Attention to My "Crazy Eyes"

Via Instagram

Just another day in paradise!

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Can't Find it Anywhere

Via Facebook 

When you've been thigh-deep in humanity for hours on end it's got to be hard to summon a shred of empathy, yet somehow nurses do it. I'm not saying they're saintly, but it's worth considering.

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Let's Hope That's Antibacterial Spray

Via Instagram

"Oh, you've got a bacterial infection caused by touching contaminated poo? Let me just throw on my Hazmat suit before helping you out, k?"

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We Feel the Need for Speed?

Via Instagram

Let's hope the Goose to your Maverick fares better than the guy in the movie did. (Spoiler alert!)

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"I Just Thought I Was a Little Bloated...."

Via Instagram 

It's normal to outgrow all of your shoes in a day, right?

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"Hello, Peasants."

Via Instagram

"I'm a lady of leisure. I don't have time for your 'work nonsense' on this, my only day off."

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It's a Secret

Via Instagram

We could tell you but then we'd lose our jobs, and no matter how much we like to complain about work that's definitely not the plan!

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I Now Require Three Hours of Uninterrupted Solitude

Via Facebook

After dealing with cranky patients all day the last thing nurses want to deal with is people. Any people.

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What a Specific Allergy You Have

Via Bored Panda

Something tells me you might be a drug-seeker. That something is you.

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Smell Ya' Later, Suckers!

 Via Winkgo

See also: burning rubber in the parking lot with maniacal laughter floating out from the open car window. Byeeee!

Nurses of the world, we appreciate you! Thanks for keeping us alive.