I strongly believe that nursing is a calling from the hard work and dedication they put in their jobs. A nurse is trained to care for and give other medical attention to the sick. Words may at times fail in the line of duty and here nurse jokes may come in handy.
Why was the squirrel such a good night nurse?
-He could handle the ER going nuts after midnight.
Why was the nurse tip-toeing around the medicine cabinet?
-She was scared of waking up the sleeping pills.
What did the nurse said when a boy told her he stood on a LEGO?
-Try to block out the pain.
What did the nursing student ask when the teacher started teaching about D&C?
-Is this chapter about where Washington is?
What do you call two ITU nurses holding hands?
What did Dracula say to the nurse?
-Please call the doctor. I can’t stop coffin.
How many nursing school students does it take to fit a screw on the wall?
-None, as students of nursing cannot put nails on anyone.
What is the opposite of you’re out?
What did the nurse reply when someone asked, “Does an apple a day keeps the doctor away?
-Yes, if you aim it nicely.
What did the new night nurse reply when the senior nurse asked her about nitrates?
-Are they cheaper in comparison to day rates?
How was the nurse’s advice on Q-tips received?
-It went inside one ear and out of the other.
Why did the patient identify the nurse as a curtain?
-Because she was seen pulling herself together.
Patients and nurses
Dealing with patients and families in their worst moments is tiring and shifts are the longest, laughter may be the best therapy for the nurses to keep them going throughout their shifts. The jokes make use of exaggeration, parody, ridicule, and sarcasm and come in different forms. Some of the jokes are only familiar with the nurses for they relate better and closely with their job description.
Funny nurse jokes
A good sense of humor will always bring a smile to your face even on a bad day. Funny nurse jokes play an important role in their daily activities. The jokes are funnier as they are mostly related to their daily activities, full of sarcasm and even ridicule what they do day-in-day-out and mostly only nurses will find it funny as they relate and understand the experiences better. The jokes are used by nurses, doctors, and patients to make the atmosphere lively, with desperate families and sickly patients a bit of laughter may be of great help. An example of a funny nurse joke is; A man calls the hospital to tell them of her pregnant wife and that the contractions are two minutes apart, the nurse then asks, "Is this her first child?", the man answers "No, this is her husband."
Male nurse jokes
Nursing is mostly considered a female’s job. This may only be a stereotype but it is obvious that the number of males in this industry is less than that of females. The male nurse jokes are funny as they are a reflection of the difficult experiences the males go through in this female-dominated profession. The jokes are mostly sarcastic answers used by male nurses as they get questions about their jobs a lot. For example, ‘Oh, so you are a male nurse? Tell me more about your girlish tendencies.’
Clean nurse jokes
Clean nurse jokes are not only funny but also have wisdom and a deeper meaning to them. They humorously educate you. The jokes are used by older people in the industry and also more educated nurses. It is key to understand your audience before going around cracking jokes. For example, the doctor goes to get medication from a young nurse and the nurse is nervous for it is her first day at work, the doctor tells the young nurse to give it her best shot.
Short nurse jokes
Short nurse jokes may be said over the short breaks. The jokes are funny mostly because it may be only a few lines or even a few words but it holds too much sense and humor. The jokes are mostly used by nurses among themselves. For example, the nurse who is in a position to smile when things go wrong is probably going off duty.
Nurse jokes for kids
Children are a great joy to society and the sadness in sick children's eyes should be illegal. A funny and caring nurse will help bring out the smile on their little faces again. The nurse’s jokes are used by the nurses to the kids and also by the nurses to the parents. The jokes may be in form of riddles to keep the child’s mind active for example,
Question: Why was the doctor angry/
Answer: He had no patience.
Lessons learned from nurse jokes
1. People in the medical profession deal with matters of life and death and pain and to distance themselves from the emotions they utilize dry and morbid humor which may be quite sensitive to the patients and their families hence should be used with care.
2. Nurses should be really careful when cracking jokes to patients since they are emotionally vulnerable, they however should give delicate jokes as they help in bonding and may defuse the tension and fear of the patient.
In the medical profession, humor may not solve all the emotional stress but can have a powerful effect in aiding the nurses to stick around and also relieve stress.