You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!

We really can’t make this stuff up!  Below are the story submissions by snarkynurses followers.  Our goal is to continue this blog series every few weeks – so we would love to hear your stories!  Please submit stories to snarkynurses@gmail.com or click here.  Thank you for all of those who submitted so far – these…

Top Nursing Pet Peeves

Things we all hate. Like really, really hate. When a patient moves their arm every time you try to take their blood pressure When rooms aren’t stocked with all 3 glove sizes Patients/family telling me how to do my job When patients in the ED act entitled and ignore the sicker patients when all they need…

PPE Fails

Stories of epic PPE fails… When gloves, gown, and a mask just aren’t enough… the grossest of the gross. -C. diff ostomy bag juice splashed onto the forehead -Turning a patient with a trach when they coughed a lugy into my eye -Confused patient showered me with a spit/Haldol combo -Projectile vomit rolling down a…

Daily Laugh – Absurd Nursing Orders

A compilation of the absurd orders nurses have encountered… Enjoy! 😉 Pillow therapy Push this 500lb patient over to admitting Use flu swab to help with hiccups Please admit 18 year old to NICU Remove chest tube accidentally placed in the spleen Place two foley catheters with 10ml bulbs in nose and inflate to stop…

25 Most Awesome Nursing Stories!

Great job you guys; I must say I was cracking up reading all of these!  Narrowing it down to 25 was tough, but we did it.  🙂 One of my personal favorite stories from my career: We had this patient on our unit who was discharging and he couldn’t find his underwear.  He was so upset….

Top 25 Things Nurses Want to Unsee

A few months back we posted an “Unsee Button” meme to our Instagram account that generated some hilariously unbelievable and sometimes disturbing comments. We jotted down our top 25 favorite responses. These are the things that our followers wished they could “Unsee”: Urine that resembled solid butter after inserting a Foley catheter. The surgical removal of a cucumber…

5 Types of Nurses in Stressful Situations

I’ve been a variety of these, how about you? 🙂 [Pre]Volcanic Eruption.  This nurse is boiling on the inside.  Either he/she is nervous as f*ck or pissed about how things are unfolding.  Steam is beginning to flow from ze ears and you’re afraid she might blow. About to Shart.  This nurse seems cool with whatever…

Snarkynurses 100k Follower Giveaway!

That’s right! For being awesome and helping us get to this many followers, we are doing a giveaway! In order to be entered to win: Fill out this survey (it should take less than 5 minutes tops): You need to answer as many of questions #1-3 as you desire (only one is required), and questions…

Things Nurses & Doctors Do To Annoy Each Other

Without a doubt we all annoy each other from time to time.  After doing a little research with nurses and docs, here’s the list we came up with.  Maybe we can learn from each other and work better as a team. 😉 Hints provided to help new grad nurses/nursing students/med students/residents – my preceptor went…

The 10 Types of Nursing Co-Workers

Co-Workers can be fun, annoying, challenging, hilarious, and sometimes make you raise an eyebrow… Listed below are the 10 most common types of nursing co-workers we’ve encountered while on the job. Enjoy! 1. The Lovable Slacker That hilarious nurse who always makes you laugh, has a way with words, and yet somehow hasn’t accomplished any…