15 Funny Tweets From Nurses That'll Make Anyone Laugh

Jordan Claes
Nursing holding stethoscope shaped like a heart.
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Nurses have been the unsung heroes of the healthcare system for generations. The only divorce from now to then is that we're finally beginning to take note of this fact.

The day-to-day life of a nurse is hectic, stressful, and ripe with turmoil waiting behind every corner. So as a way to say thank you and shine a little light on their situation, here are 15 tweets from nurses that'll make anyone laugh.

You just can't ever seem to get away from your work.

I think at that point in the meal, the only thing left to do is to quietly pay the check and walk out before anyone realizes you work in healthcare.

I think it's a highly advanced form of synaesthesia — or I'm simply losing my mind.

I'm a sucker for caffeine but combining RedBull and coffee, to me, seems like the kind of ride that only Keith Richards would be willing to take.

It's called the Scientific Method.

I'm not day-drinking! I'm conducting valuable medical research that might very well one day save lives. So quit judging me and ask yourself, what have you don't to help better your community and the world around you?

I love a good pun.

I love a bad pun, too! Up until now, I had no idea just how similar dad jokes and nurse jokes were to one another. I wonder if there's some kind of correlation that I'm not seeing?

Today is going to be a very bad day.

If you've ever asked for a sign, something to show you that you shouldn't go into work and should go back to bed, a convoy of ambulances is all that and then some.

At a certain point, you'll do anything just to stay awake.

Tape on the eyelids is the preferred method, but when all else fails — pretzel sticks and/or tiny pieces of wood will also work wonders to keep your eyelids from drooping.

The pressure is on!

Watching a nurse put in an IV is like watching someone dock a boat or parallel park their car. It's an incredibly high stakes situation and we'd all be a lot better if you'd simply turn and look the other way.

You can't win if you don't play.

I would work out a deal wherein if he hits the jackpot, he has to split it with you 60/40. I feel like that's only fair and the least that he could do.

If I go down, then we all go down.

Nursing is 100% a team sport. The fault or blame never solely rests on the shoulders of one person. If something goes wrong, it's because we all screwed up equally.

I would've just pretended to not speak English.

Seth Rogen in '40-year-old Virgin'.
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"Words you don't want to hear on a plane "Is anyone here medical?" I heard them. I was also the only medical person on the plane." - Twitter @BrittyBrewer

It sounds like a basketball court!

I bet that nine out of ten times you're shoes are probably speaking in the room of the most reprehensible patient on the floor. I'd probably just go barefoot to avoid a confrontation, altogether.

Just another manic Monday.

Just another day at the office! I'll gladly drive out of the city, on my own dime, to complete the certification for a course that I first completed more than 20 years ago. Hooray for interoffice politics and red tape!

Sometimes, it's the wounds we don't see that wind up hurting the most.

Aching legs are a walk in the park when compared to the weight and burden that comes with emotional abuse. If you ever see a nurse out in public, you should really just approach cautiously, say "thank you" and then run away.

There's no good way to end that sentence.

I know I shouldn't ask "Covered in what?" but I just can't seem to help myself. In the best-case scenario, they dumped a glass of water on their hospital gown. Worst-case scenario, they dumped...something else.

At the end of the day, life is all about perspective.

Clint Eastwood in 'Gran Torino'.
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"You see a cute old man tied to the bed for no reason. I see a human tornado with a potty mouth who just threw his bedpan across the room." - Twitter @Nursing_Prblems