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25 Secrets Nurses Will Never Tell You

Just be patient.

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1. What they say about doctors' handwriting is pretty much the truth.

What does that say?

2. Since you wear scrubs for most of your week, fashion can get a little confusing outside of work.

3. However, getting new scrubs does make you super excited.

5. You can also accurately point out what's wrong in the shows.

6. The smaller patients are usually the ones that pack the most punch.

They don't know their own strength.

7. Charting is a whole ’nother job altogether, and can take up a huge part of your shift.

Hours upon hours of writing.


8. Switching over from working day shifts to night shifts is the literal worst.

It's like jet lag minus the traveling.

9. Constantly misplacing a pen is a steady source of frustration.

You'll say "Where's my damn pen?!" when it's literally in your hand.

10. Most of the time, you're never fully rested for work.

12. Comfortable shoes may not always look great, but they are worth their weight in gold.

When you're on your feet for 12-plus hours a day, style doesn't mean a damn thing.

13. A lot of nurses are actually men, and yes they wanted to be nurses instead of doctors.

15. You take chance to pee whenever you can get it.

Sometimes you may only get one chance a shift, or no chance at all.


16. Your personal vehicle also doubles as a medical storage unit.

Not to mention a couple of extra scrubs in case work gets really messy.

18. Since your work schedule is sporadic, sometimes your Fridays are on Tuesday...

...but even then you end up spending your off time on what's most important to you.

19. When a patient or a fellow staff member is appreciative, it really does make your day.

21. Coffee and energy drinks are more important to you than water.

Decaf is a joke, right?

22. Hardly a shift goes by where poop is not mentioned.

23. You find it incredibly ironic when a patient with tattoos is afraid of needles.

25. Sometimes you envy the amount of free time your friends have.

So although being a nurse can be stressful...

And just like that the shift is over ☺️ #nursingproblems #rnproblems

Advertisement's certainly worth it.