16 Things Every Nurse Knows To Be True

People think they can fool you, but it's easy to see through them

People think they can fool you, but it's easy to see through them

Saying goodbye to healthy patients is really tough, but it's also the greatest feeling on the planet

Saying goodbye to healthy patients is really tough, but it's also the greatest feeling on the planet

Nothing grosses you out anymore

Nothing grosses you out anymore

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Time is measured in shifts

Time is measured in shifts

You have no idea what's in store for you each day

You have no idea what's in store for you each day

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Your job depends on keeping a straight face

Your job depends on keeping a straight face

You can't live without coffee

You can't live without coffee

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Charting takes forever

Charting takes forever

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You get seriously invested in your patients

You get seriously invested in your patients

You're ready and willing to risk your life for strangers

You're ready and willing to risk your life for strangers

First impressions don't always tell you all you need to know

First impressions don't always tell you all you need to know

The world is full of pain, heartache, and death

The world is full of pain, heartache, and death

The world is full of strength, love, and beauty

The world is full of strength, love, and beauty

Working different shifts is like living in a different timezone without leaving home

Working different shifts is like living in a different timezone without leaving home

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You'll always have the wildest stories

You'll always have the wildest stories

What you do is meaningful, powerful, and totally worth it

What you do is meaningful, powerful, and totally worth it