Nursing is a rewarding profession, but it can also be demanding and stressful at times. Funny nurse jokes can be one way to help you lighten up and have a good laugh after an intense shift. We assembled a list of funny nursing jokes and stories highlighting the humorous side of the occupation that sometimes only other nurses can understand.
Question & Answer Nursing Jokes
1.) What’s the difference between Mother Teresa and a nurse?
Mother Teresa only has to serve one God.
2.) Why did the nurse always insist on using the rectal thermometer to obtain temperatures?
She was taught in nursing school to always look for her patient’s best side.
3.) Did you hear the one about the nurse who died and went straight to hell?
It took her two weeks to realize that she wasn’t at work anymore!
4.) Why did the nurse keep the bedpan in the refrigerator?
Because when she kept it in the freezer, it took too much skin off.
Funny Nursing Stories
5.) A man rushed into a hospital and asked a nurse for a cure for hiccups…
Grabbing a cup of water, the nurse quickly splashed it into the man’s face. “What did you that for?” screamed the man.“You don’t have the hiccups now, do you?” said the nurse.“No,” replied the man. “My wife out in the car has them.”
6.) A nurse caring for a man from Kentucky asked, “So how’s your breakfast this morning?”
“It’s very good, except for the Kentucky Jelly. I can’t seem to get used to the taste,” the patient replied.
The nurse asked to see the jelly, and the man produced a foil packet labeled “KY Jelly.”
7.) The famous female Olympic skier, Picabo Street (pronounced Peek-A-Boo), is not just an outstanding athlete – she is also a nurse. She currently works at the Intensive Care Unit of a large metropolitan hospital. However, she is not permitted to answer the telephone, as it caused simply too much confusion when she would answer the phone and say, “Picabo, ICU.”
Doctor & Nurse Jokes
8.) Doctor: Typhoid! Tetanus! Measles!
Patient: Why is he shouting that?
Nurse: Oh, he just likes to call the shots around here.
9.) Nurse: Doctor, Doctor, there’s an invisible man in the waiting room!
Doctor: Well, go in there and tell him I can’t see him!!
10.) Doctor: “Nurse, how is that little boy doing, the one who swallowed ten quarters?”
Nurse: “No change yet.”
Although nursing jokes are not serious or inspiring like classic nursing quotes, they can bring some humor during a long shift. Tell these funny nurse jokes to your co-workers to take the edge off of a stressful day and tickle a funny bone or two. Want some more laughs? Check out our Meme-of-the-Month archive, where we feature a meme each month that is sure to make you smile.