10 Funny Applicable Nursing Diagnoses

Written by RnAcademyPhil on . Posted in Fun

We all get a kick out of great nursing quotes. 

Here are some great Nursing Diagnoses that we relate with in our current profession or as a current nursing student.

Please re-share these 10 Nursing Diagnoses if you enjoy them :).

10. Fluid volume deficit r/t dehydrating effects of caffeine

9. Impaired social interactions r/t inappropriate topics of conversation discussing bodily functions

8. Anxiety r/t time constraints, threatened loss of social activities and anticipation of constant clinical quizzing

7. Functional constipation r/t lack of time to go to the bathroom associated with moving at speed of light and still not getting everything done

6. Impaired skin integrity r/t decubitus ulcer formation from sitting for long periods of time while studying

5. Ineffective breathing pattern r/t anxiety attacks before exams

4. Risk for self-injury r/t excessive carrying of 2,000-lb. textbooks

3. Sleep pattern disturbance r/t waking up at 4 a.m. for clinical after getting to sleep at 2 a.m. from working on care plans

2. Altered thought process: caffeine-induced psychosis r/t increased coffee consumption

1. Self-care deficit r/t being a nursing student

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I’m Phil Schafer BSN RN. I am a 29 year old Emergency Room nurse and a DNP Student at University of South Alabama. My path to become a nurse has definitely not been easy. My failures on my path to become a nurse has instilled within me a passion to unceasingly promote nursing excellence, from the job interview to the Emergency room to the admitting patient floors. I am passionate about building a community of like-minded nurses. Follow RNAcademy Phil on Twitter

Comments (3)

  • mommy joy


    …hello there! i stumbled upon your blog thru the adds posted at facebook page. I am aregistered nurse here in the Philippines, and two among my three children were nurses too… I enjoyed reading most of your blog posts specially this 10 funny nursing diagnoses it’s so tickling to the nerves he he he…


    • RnAcademyPhil


      Hey mommy joy, glad you enjoyed the diagnoses.. I will try and provide more in things for you folks to gander at :).. Thanks for your reply!


  • Toby


    Hi there! Im a nurse in the Philippines and trying to work on getting registered there. I haven’t started my review yet cuz im still reviewing for different exam. Soon I will be reviewing for NCLEX and ur blog would be very very helpful and so interesting. Thanks! :) Happy Valentine’s Day!


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