Nursing Slang - It's A Thing. How Many Words Do You Actually Know?


If you can pass this, then you can pass the Lantern Test!

Challenge yourself by taking this difficult quiz about what slang words nurses use and see how many you know.

 Mar 07, 2018

1 of 18Pick one!

What do you call the top layer of the skin?

2 of 18Pick one!

What is the most accurate way to measure core temperature?

3 of 18Pick one!

A patient who develops hives after receving an antibiotic is exhibiting drug:

4 of 18Pick one!

What is swimmer's ear?
An infection
A hearing type
A heart worm

5 of 18Pick one!

What does vertigo cause?
A rash

6 of 18Pick one!

Do you burn calories while sleeping?
It depends on your weight

7 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Who are Young Invincibles?
People who think they are superheroes
Young adults who believe they will live forever
Uninsured young adults

8 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Why would someone be called a Professional Patient?
They are doctors who get sick
They visit the hospital in a business suit
They fake their illnesses

9 of 18Pick Your Answer!

What are Fits?
Temper tantrums
Sudden attacks of seizures
Many nurses fussing over one patient

10 of 18Pick Your Answer!

When someone is Fighting Darwin, they are _____.
refusing essential treatment
arguing with the doctors about everything

11 of 18Pick Your Answer!

What is a Band-Aid Hospital?
A hospital that offers minimal care
A hospital that has a policy to apply a band-aid to every injury
A hospital that fixes everything right away

12 of 18Pick Your Answer!

A Noctor is _____.
a nurse who is in training to become a doctor
a nurse who acts like a doctor
a doctor who wants to be a nurse

13 of 18Pick Your Answer!

What does NPS stand for?
New Parent Syndrome
Not Paying Squat
New Patient Sadness

14 of 18Pick Your Answer!

A Frequent Flyer is _____.
a patient who visits hospitals for every little health problem
a nurse who works long hours every day of the week
a nurse who takes a lot of vacations

15 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Why would someone be called a High Risk Patient?
They get in fights with nurses
They are known for running away from the hospital staff
They have HIV or hepatitis

16 of 18Pick Your Answer!

What is a nurse's way to say someone is constipated?
They are having troubles in the bathroom
They are unable to go
They are a Chocolate Hostage

17 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Who is called a Slasher or Cutter?
A patient
An NICU Nurse

18 of 18Pick Your Answer!

What is a Snorkel?
A device used to breath underwater
A tank that is used by excessive smokers
Endotracheal Breathing Tube
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

Ready to challenge yourself? Well, you're in luck! Don't you worry, we've got the best mind teasers, trivia, and general knowledge questions to test how smart you really are when it comes to all things knowledge, education, and more! If you consider yourself a wiz when it comes to riddles, or if you just need a break from the hectic world around you - give this quiz a try!

Do you know the biggest planet in our solar system? What about the full lyrics to Michael Jackson's "Beat It"? Can you quote every line from "Pretty Woman", or figure out how many mittens two iguanas and three kittens would need to stay warm in the winter?

If you said yes to any of these questions, then this is the place for you! From quizzes about your hometown to quizzes about your favorite songs, has it all! Looking for a math test? A grammar test? A movie test? Or maybe even a nursery rhyme test? Whatever your heart desires, we can quiz you on it! Visit to check out some of our other viral content, and as always, don't forget to share with your friends!

Our goal at is to make people feel good about who they are - and take a relaxing break from the world outside to do something that they enjoy.

So take a breath, stop whatever you're doing, and get ready to have a little fun. This three-minute escape is exactly what you need!