Nurses endure workplace conditions that many other professionals don’t have to deal with. They help comfort patients during painful procedures and lengthy recovery and are often a target for abuse from patients and senior medical staff.
Even though nursing can be grueling and thankless, many people are called to this essential profession. These selfless people do whatever it takes to make a difference in patients’ lives. But all that giving can take a physical and emotional toll on anyone.
Embracing humor can help nurses get through even the toughest of days, and the reasons why are rooted in science. Studies show that laughter has the power to reduce stress. Laughing reduces the amount of cortisol, epinephrine, and other hormones your body produces when you feel stressed. Quite literally, it reverses your body’s stress response.
In addition to lowering stress hormones, laughing also produces endorphins and other feel-good chemicals that can improve your mood. And while it can’t fix the high levels of emotional exhaustion and fear among nurses, humor and laughing can help them begin to cope with their own complex mental and emotional health issues.
Here are some of our favorite funny nurse quotes and jokes that are perfect for nurses and nurse-adjacent professionals.
Choosing the right work environment can make a big difference in the level of stress you experience throughout your nursing career. If you want to try travel nursing or experience different facilities’ cultures to find the right fit, Advantis Medical Staffing can help!
We list nursing and other healthcare work opportunities from across the country on our job healthcare job portal, AdvantisConnect. Register today so you can start looking for the next opportunity in your career! And that’s worth smiling about!