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24 Truths Every Nurse Knows All Too Well

Nursing is a work of heart.

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1. You know that making it through nursing school was equivalent to traveling around the nine circles of hell.

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What do you mean by "going to a party"...?

3. And there's absolutely no way that you would have made it without knowing that everyone else was in the same boat as you.

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We're all miserable! YAY!

4. Every day for you is a "multiple cups of coffee" kind of day.

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Coffee is life.

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5. Your scrub game is ON POINT... and you prove that you can still look fabulous rocking the equivalent of sweatpants every day.

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Fabulous.

6. And sometimes you end up going home in different scrubs than you began the shift with due to body fluids or god knows what else.

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Not again...

7. You have very specific wants and needs when it comes to intimacy and relationships.

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TELL ME YOU'RE ALERT, ORIENTED, AND INDEPENDENT AND I'M YOURS.

8. And you know that no matter how rude patients are, they always come around when they need something.

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Oh, I'm a bitch? Guess you don't need my help then...

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9. During a night shift, you start to lose your mind around 3 a.m.

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WHAT AM I DOING? SOMEONE BRING ME COFFEE.

10. Nursing friendships are a bond that no one else could possibly understand unless you've been together cleaning up someone's poop.

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You hold the crack, I'll wipe.

11. People dress up like you for Halloween and you're like, "I don't have to dress up as a sexy nurse, I'm a sexy nurse everyday."

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Also, good luck tending to patients while wearing high heels!

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13. You have a unique sense of humor about your job.

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And quite frankly, most people don't understand it.

15. You've considered adding "loads of experience dealing with ignorant people" on your resume.

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Because some days, it feels like it's the only thing you do.

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17. You do not get paid enough for the literal shit that you deal with on a daily basis.

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But somebody's gotta do it, and that somebody is you.

18. You have to wash your hands so much that you barely have any skin left.

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And you know which lotions burn.

19. A small part of you dies when you see all your friends exclaiming "TGIF" on Fridays because you work weekends.

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:: cries silently ::

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21. No one really understands what you do on a daily basis, and sometimes you barely understand it yourself.

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Go with the flow.

22. Almost nothing phases you at work anymore. Crazy patient? Check. Code blue? Got it.

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I was born ready.

23. Some people may make jokes about the fact that you clean up poop, but you also save people's lives on the REG.

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WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY NOW, PEOPLE??

24. And no matter how much shit you deal with on a daily basis, you love your job and wouldn’t change it for the world.

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Nursing is a work of heart.