Motivational Nursing Quotes to Inspire You

Motivational Nursing Quotes to Inspire You

Hello Nurses! Here are some quotes to inspire you as a nurse.

  1. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest accomplishment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo Buscaglia
  2. “Way back before you were born, God knew there was a need. So God picked your fertile heart and planted a caring seed. Then He waited and He watched. Knowing before too long, the desire in you to help others would continue to grow strong.” – Edwin C. Hofert, The Calling
  3. “Nurses are the hospitality of the hospital.” – Anonymous
  4. “Who inspires me to be a nurse? Every nurse who doesn’t turn their back on nursing students, or graduate nurses, every nurse who acknowledges it’s okay and simply human to make foolish mistakes, every nurse who takes a moment of their time to help when you’re scared, and every nurse who remembers what it’s like to be a beginner.” – Anonymous Nurse
  5. Remember: nurses are like icebergs. At any one time, you are only seeing what they are actually doing.” – Ian Miller
  6. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs
  7. To do what nobody else will do, in a way that nobody else can do, in spite of all we go through, that is what it is to be a nurse. – Rawsi Williams
  8. Panic plays no part in the training of a nurse.” – Elizabeth Kenny
  9. Nurses are always there, you care for us from the earliest years. You look after us in our happiest and saddest times. And for many, you look after us and our families at the end of our lives. – HRH Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
  10. The trained nurse has become one of the great blessings of humanity, taking a place beside the Physician and the Priest – William Osler
  11. Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription. – Val Saintsbury
  12. Nurses are a unique kind. They have this insatiable need to care for others, which is both their biggest strength and fatal flaw. – Dr. Jean Watson
  13. You don’t build a house without its foundation. You don’t build a hospital without its Nurses. – Anonymous
  14. You’re going to be there when a lot of people are born, and when a lot of people die. In most every culture, such moments are regarded as sacred and private, made special by a divine presence. No one on Earth would be welcomed, but you’re personally invited. What an honor that is. – Thom Dick
  15. As a nurse, we have the opportunity to heal the heart, mind, soul and body of our patients, their families and ourselves. They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou
  16. Diagnosis is not the end, but the beginning of practice. – Martin H. Fischer
  17. Nursing is not just an ART, it has a heART. Nursing is not just a SCIENCE, but it has a conSCIENCE – Anonymous
  18. Nursing is not for everyone. It takes a very strong, intelligent, and compassionate person to take on the ills of the world with passion and purpose and work to maintain the health and well-being of the planet. No wonder we’re exhausted at the end of the day! – Donna Wilk Cardillo
  19. A nurse will always give us hope, an angel with a stethoscope. – Terri Guillemets
  20. It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing. – Mother Teresa
  21. If you are a nurse, then you should wear the title with pride. Not many people are capable of doing what you do, and even fewer are capable of doing it with the charisma and passion you do it with
  22. Our job is to love people. When it hurts. When it’s awkward. When it’s uncool and embarrassing. Our job is to stand together, to carry the burdens of one another and to meet each other in our questions. – Jamie Tworkowksi
  23. Being a nurse means to hold all your own tears and start drawing smiles on people’s faces. – Dana Basem
  24. Every nurse is Angel with a Key for Healthy Community! All in Caring for Patients is part of Nursing Soul! – Aleksandar Radenovi
  25. If love can’t cure it, nurses can. – Unknown
  26. Nurses serve their patients in the most important capacities. We know that they serve as our first lines of communication when something goes wrong or when we are concerned about health. – Lois Capps
  27. You treat a disease: You win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you win—no matter the outcome. – Patch Adams
  28. Nurses have come a long way in a few short decades. In the past our attention focused on physical, mental and emotional healing. Now we talk of healing your life, healing the environment, and healing the planet. – Lynn Keegan
  29. Whether a person is a male or female, a nurse is a nurse. – Gary Veale
  30. Sometimes I wipe bottoms, often I give meds, but that isn’t the extent of what I do. There are people above me and people below. I work closely with both, without them, I could not do what I do well. – Kateri Allard, RN, BSN
  31. As nurses we know suffering. We are fully aware of how precious each moment of life is. – Patricia Bratianu, PhD, RN, RH-AHG
  32. Nurses help people. And in doing so, we receive the unmatched satisfaction of knowing that we have made a difference to patients and their families. – Dawn Marino, RN, BSN, HNB-BC
  33. Nursing is great for so many reasons, but there is one reason that means more than any poll results, amount of money, or job security: Nurses make a difference. – Brittney Wilson
  34. Definition of a nurse: To go above and beyond the call of duty. The first to work and the last to leave. The heart and soul of caring. A unique soul who will pass through your life for a minute and impact it for an eternity. An empowered individual whom you may meet only for a 12 hour period, but who will put you and yours above theirs. –Anonymous
  35. Nursing is rarely boring or predictable. In few other professions, we are present at life’s most momentous events, from birth to death, from crisis to recovery. For those who thrive on variety and the full spectrum of human drama, every day brings a range of new situations. – Diane Barnet, RN
  36. The nurse is temporarily the consciousness of the unconscious, the love of life for the suicidal, the leg of the amputee, the eyes of the newly blind, a means of locomotion for the infant, the knowledge and confidence of the young mother, and a voice for those too weak to speak. – Virginia Henderson
  37. Being a nurse is not all glamor and high fashion, but it is always rewarding. – Anonymous
  38. Being a nurse isn’t about grades, it’s about being who we are. No book can teach you how to cry with a patient. No class can teach you how to tell their family that their parents have diet or are dying. No professor can teach you how to find dignity in giving someone a bed bath. A nurse is not about the pills or charting. It’s about being able to love people when they are at their weakest moments. – Anonymous
  39. It is a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together. – Anonymous
  40. Save one life you’re a hero. Save a hundred lives you’re a nurse. –Unknown
  41. “..the hours are long, the work hard, and the pay inadequate to the amount of concentrated energy required. A nurse, however, does not view her profession dispassionately. It is too much a part of her.” – Monica Dickens
  42. Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon. – Dag Hammarskjold
  43. Nursing is an art… It is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts. – Florence Nightingale
  44. Nurses are the heart of healthcare. – Donna Wilk Cardillo
  45. Nurses — one of the few blessings of being ill. – Sara Moss–Wolfe
  46. Nursing care comes in many forms. Sometimes it is the ability to make someone feel physically comfortable by various means. Other times it is the ability to improve the body’s ability to achieve or maintain health. But often it is an uncanny yet well honed knack to see beyond the obvious and address, in some way, the deeper needs of the human soul. – Donna Wilk Cardillo
  47. Our job as nurses is to cushion the sorrow and celebrate the joy everyday, while we are just doing our jobs. – Christine Belle
  48. The character of the nurse is as important as the knowledge she possesses. – Carolyn Jarvis
  49. Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen every day. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  50. I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something, and because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do something that I can do. – Helen Keller
  51. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. – Leo Buscaglia
  52. Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them. – Marvin J. Ashton
  53. Nurses are there when the last breath is taken and nurses are there when the first breath is taken. Although it is more enjoyable to celebrate the birth, it is just as important to comfort in death. – Christine Bell
  54. Caring is the essence of nursing. – Jean Watson
  55. I know I am not alone and I appreciate all of the nurses who work alongside me. Many of them have shaped me into the nurse I am. Someday I will shape others into the nurse they will be. This wasn’t my plan B, it was my plan A, and I would gladly choose it again. – Kateri
  56. We often think of nursing as giving meds on time, checking an X–ray to see if the doctor needs to be called, or taking an admission at 2:00 a.m. with a smile on our faces. Too often, we forget all the other things that make our job what it truly is: caring and having a desire to make a difference. – Erin Pettengill
  57. You’re not “just a nurse”. Take pride in what you do. You’re saving lives and making a difference in someone’s life.
  58. “The nurse is temporarily the consciousness of the unconscious, the love of life of the suicidal, the leg of the amputee, the eyes of the newly blind, a means of locomotion for the newborn , knowledge and confidence for the young mother, a voice for those too weak to speak, and so on.”–Virginia Henderson, RN
  59. “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” – Benjamin Spock
  60. “Value what you do and add value by what you do.”—unknown
  61. “It would not be possible to praise nurses too highly.” — Stephen Ambrose, Author
  62. “A nurse is not what you do. It is what you are… I am a nurse. It’s not what I do, it’s what I AM.”
  63. “Let us never consider ourselves finished nurses….we must be learning all of our lives.”– Florence Nightingale
  64. “Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation as any painter’s or sculptor’s work.”–Florence Nightingale
  65. “Every nurse was drawn to nursing because of a desire to care, to serve, or to help.” Christina Feist-Heilmeier, RN
  66. “Nursing is great for so many reasons, but there is one reason that means more than any poll results, amount of money, or job security: Nurses make a difference.” Brittany Wilson, RN, BSN
  67. “Nursing is not for everyone. It takes a very strong, intelligent, and compassionate person to take on the ills of the world with passion and purpose and work to maintain the health and well-being of the planet.” Donna Wilk Cardillo
  68. “When a person decides to become a nurse, they make the most important decision of their lives. They choose to dedicate themselves to the care of others.” Margaret Harvey
  69. “America’s nurses are the beating heart of our medical system.” President Barack Obama
  70. “Rejoice in your work; never lose sight of the nursing leader you are now and the nursing leader you will become.” Sue Fitzsimons
  71. “A nurse will always give us hope; an angel with a stethoscope.” Carrie Latet
  72. “To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, that is to have succeeded.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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