45 Nurse Riddles

Nurses play a crucial role in healthcare, providing essential care and support to patients. They also need to possess a wide range of medical knowledge to excel in their profession. 

In this blog, we’ve compiled some entertaining nurse-themed riddles that not only challenge your medical knowledge but also give you a good laugh. 

So, put on your thinking cap, and let’s dive into these wonderful brain teasers. 

Nurse Riddles

  1. Always by the nurse’s side, I’m filled with tools both far and wide. What am I?

  2. I can be fast or I can be slow, but I never walk yet I always go. Nurses check me day and night. What am I?

  3. I’m there in the night but not in the day, always around but not in the way. What am I?

  4. I’m not medicine, but I can heal; I’m not a bandage, but I help you feel. What am I?

  5. I hold many tales of pain and of health, I’m handled by nurses with utmost stealth. What am I?

  6. I follow the clock, never late, delivering doses small and great. What am I?

  7. I am not a nurse but work close by; I diagnose and prescribe, can you guess why? What am I?

  8. I make no sound, yet I bring relief. I’m always around in times of grief. What am I?

  9. I don’t speak, but I hear your heart, in a nurse’s hands, I play a part. What am I?

  10. I touch with care, yet I wear a glove. In times of need, I fit like a glove. What am I?

  11. I flash and beep in urgent tones, when needed fast, to nurses’ phones. What am I?

  12. I am where you rest but not where you play, in hospitals, I’m seen every day. What am I?

  13. I’m not a person, but I have a bed. I move around, yet I’m not a sled. What am I?

  14. I stand by the door, but I’m not a guard. I clean your hands, it’s not very hard. What am I?

  15. I don’t cook, but I check the heat. In a nurse’s care, I can’t be beat. What am I?

  16. I don’t have eyes, but I lead the way, through halls and rooms, night and day. What am I?

  17. Every shift I’m heard, but never seen, calling nurses to the scene. What am I?

  18. I stick around, but I’m not a friend. I cover wounds until they mend. What am I?

  19. I’m clear or colored but not a drink; through veins, I flow, quicker than you think. What am I?

  20. I’m always watching, never blink, ensuring meds are given in a sync. What am I?

  21. I’m not a word, but I bring ease, in a nurse’s voice, gentle as a breeze. What am I?

  22. I’m worn not for fashion, but for care, shielding nurses everywhere. What am I?

  23. I don’t sleep, but I light up the night, ensuring everything is just right. What am I?

  24. I keep records of every pill, ensuring doses are up to the bill. What am I?

  25. I’m not a nurse, but I provide ease, fluffed and puffed for your head’s peace. What am I?

  26. I’m heard in an emergency, loud and clear, calling nurses to come near. What am I?

  27. I have wheels but don’t drive, moving swiftly, I help save lives. What am I?

  28. I follow nurses, but I don’t lead. I’m present in every good deed. What am I?

  29. I’m cold inside but not unkind, storing meds of every kind. What am I?

  30. I’m a path but not in a park, guiding nurses in the dark. What am I?

  31. I am silent but comforting, found in a ward, giving patients a place to move toward. What am I?

  32. I follow the nurse, but I’m not a trainee. I’m essential for health, but I’m not a vaccine. What am I?

  33. I’m not a nurse, but I help you walk, in the hospital, I’m part of the talk. What am I?

  34. I see inside but I don’t judge; I reveal what’s within with just a nudge. What am I?

  35. I hear many things but tell no tales; in a nurse’s hands, confidentiality prevails. What am I?

  36. I stand at the entrance, not moving an inch, ensuring germs are kept at bay with every pinch. What am I?

  37. I guide the way but don’t have a map, through the corridors, I take my lap. What am I?

  38. I have many drawers but I’m not a chest; I hold tools and supplies, always at my best. What am I?

  39. I’m often checked, but I’m not a clock. Nurses monitor me around the block. What am I?

  40. I see every pain, joy, and tear, present in moments, both far and near. What am I?

  41. I’m not a hand, but I bring relief, in a nurse’s care, I help with grief. What am I?

  42. I roll on wheels but I’m not a bike; I carry meals to those I like. What am I?

  43. I beep and flash, keeping watch at night, ensuring patients’ safety is just right. What am I?

  44. I track the rhythm but I’m not a drummer; in a nurse’s realm, I’m far from a hummer. What am I?

  45. I hang on walls, but I’m not art; in a nurse’s world, I play a part. What am I?


  1. A nurse’s cart.

  2. A patient’s heartbeat.

  3. The night nurse.

  4. Kind words or comfort.

  5. A patient’s medical chart.

  6. A pill dispenser or medication schedule.

  7. A doctor.

  8. Comfort or relief.

  9. A stethoscope.

  10. A nurse’s hand.

  11. A pager or emergency alert system.

  12. A hospital bed.

  13. A wheelchair or gurney.

  14. Hand sanitizer.

  15. A thermometer.

  16. A hospital hallway.

  17. A nurse’s call bell or intercom.

  18. An adhesive bandage.

  19. An IV (intravenous) fluid.

  20. A clock or a watch.

  21. A nurse’s calming voice.

  22. Personal protective equipment (PPE), like masks or gloves.

  23. Hospital lights or night lights in a patient’s room.

  24. A medication log or chart.

  25. A pillow.

  26. A hospital alarm system.

  27. A medical trolley or crash cart.

  28. A nurse’s shadow or presence.

  29. A medication refrigerator.

  30. The illuminated path or line on a hospital floor.

  31. A wheelchair or walker.

  32. A nurse’s clipboard or tablet.

  33. A cane or walker.

  34. An X-ray machine or scanner.

  35. A nurse’s ears or stethoscope.

  36. A hand-sanitizing dispenser.

  37. A nurse’s routine or pathway.

  38. A nurse’s supply cart.

  39. A patient’s blood pressure.

  40. A hospital room.

  41. A soothing gel or cream.

  42. A food trolley or cart.

  43. A patient monitoring system.

  44. A heart rate monitor.

  45. A clock or schedule board.
Nurse Riddles

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