31 Nurse Quotes

Let this collection of nurse quotes inspire you. Not everyone has the compassion and skill needed to do one of the most mentally challenging jobs ever! Becoming a nurse to many of us would be the worst job in the world, but to others, it is the only job in the world. Nurses, we salute you and thank you for being you!!


  1. As we all grow and become better and better nurses we will raise the standards of what compassionate and loving care is.
    Caroline Thomas, New Nurse?
    Inspirational Quotes



  2. The sacrifice and service of these nurses—their courage, kindness, and determination—is breathtaking.
    Carolyn Jourdan, Nurse: The Art of Caring
    Quotes About Strength and Courage



  3. Surely everyone shall realize that nurses are the indispensible and anchoring element in our healthcare system.
    Lee Gutkind, I Wasn't Strong Like This When I Started Out
    Health Quotes



  4. Whether it’s enrolling into nursing school or accepting a new nursing position, it all takes tremendous courage.
    Melandy Falling-Jones NP-C, Nurses are The Plug
    Education Quotes



  5. Teamwork and collaboration are critical to quality and safe care by effectively working within nursing and across other disciplines using open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making.
    Gwen Sherwood, PhD, RN, FAAN, Communication in Nursing
    Teamwork



  6. As a nurse, it is my goal to make sure patients feel respected and accommodated.
    Jessica Sinclair, Network Like You Mean It!
    Respect Quotes



  7. The task of a nurse is the fundamental act of humanity. Not everyone is willing to do it, but if you have the ability to care for another person, it’s the most honorable thing you can do with your life.
    "Great wisdom from a student nurse, Nurse: The Art of Caring
    Act of Kindness



  8. Caring is at the heart of the nursing profession. We care for the sick and vulnerable in the most intimate of ways.
    Mark Lazenby, Toward a Better World
    Love and Friendship



  9. My path to becoming a fully-fledged nurse, fraught with obstacles.
    Penelope Worrall, Nurse Call.
    Overcoming Obstacles



  10. But as hard as they can be on one another, nurses faithfully and forcefully support each other in times of stress, emotion, and need—most especially the veteran nurses who reach out on a regular basis to those who are just entering the profession.
    Karen Wolk Feinstein, I Wasn't Strong Like This When I Started Out
    Support Quotes



  11. Nurses are patient advocates. They try to spread awareness of these issues because they want to provide better patient care.
    Alexandra Robbins, The Nurses
    Ambition



  12. Nurses know all about “quality of life." It is the main focus of our profession—we provide care to enhance the quality of our patients’ lives.
    Vidette Todaro-Franceschi, PhD, RN, FT, Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Nursing
    Life Changing Quotes



  13. Effective leadership and management are two important obligations of all professional nurses, and in today’s dynamic health care systems they are more important than ever.
    Patricia S Yoder-Wise; Janice Waddell; Nancy Walton, Leading and Managing in Canadian Nursing E-Book
    Leadership Quotes



  14. Every society has had some people who have cared for others. A caring attitude is not transmitted from generation to generation by genes. It is transmitted by the culture of a society.
    Jean Watson, Nursing
    Love



  15. And though it can all feel intense at times, remaining calm, being pragmatic, and having a sense of humor, can be exactly what is needed to feel and be successful as a nurse.
    Sylvia Moreau, BSN, Registered Nurse, Nursing
    Mental Health



  16. Bedside nursing is a challenging job that can become even more difficult in the face of political agendas and bureaucracy.
    Roy G. Mundheim, Nursing
    Challenge Quotes



  17. Other important changes in nursing occurred during the latter half of the 20th century. The profession grew more diverse.
    Nancy Goodman, Nursing
    Diversity



  18. The fact is that nursing is currently one of the largest and fastest-growing occupations in the country.
    Beth Hawkes MSN, RN BC, Your Last Nursing Class
    Growth Quotes



  19. Nurses must be assertive to communicate their own needs and be prepared to assert themselves to ensure balance in their own lives.
    Julia Balzer Riley, Communication in Nursing
    Balance Quotes



  20. To effectively work as a psychiatric nurse, we must become aware of our own biases and beliefs. Taking an inventory of what drives us to make the decisions that we make allows us to more fully understand ourselves.
    Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Psychiatric Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!
    Believe



  21. As the health care delivery system continues to evolve and transform, so too does the discipline of nursing and the specialty of critical care nursing.
    Patricia G Morton.; Dorrie K. Fontaine, Critical Care Nursing
    Transform



  22. In today’s world, nurses are expected to be lifelong learners, reflecting on, evaluating, and modifying their clinical practice based on the emerging scientific knowledge.
    Carmen G. Loiselle, Canadian Essentials of Nursing Research
    Determination Quotes



  23. It’s usually the relative that lives the nearest to the affected person that ends up taking on more than their fair share of caring and nursing the elderly.
    Nicholas Saunders, Nursing: Holding Loved Ones Close To Heart
    Age



  24. As a nurse, you always have to be at your best. Diagnosing different medical conditions on sight and having plausible solutions to each problem could be the only thing between you and a life.
    Brittany Samons, Nursing Care Plans
    Inspirational Thought



  25. I think as nurses we have all faced many difficult situations
    Anna Maslin, Nursing the World
    Achieving Goals Quotes



  26. Experience in nursing school with case studies or with critiquing evidence for nursing interventions could lead to a disorienting dilemma from which the student realizes that critical thinking abilities have actually developed.
    Arlene H. Morris, Transformative Learning in Nursing
    Thinking



  27. Most nurses that enter the field have some kind of "Calling," over those that are merely looking to make a lavish lifestyle for themselves and their families.
    Klacey J. Smith, Nursing: The Profession You Love to Hate!
    Family



  28. We will all face the death of a loved one .... But, one thing we may not share is facing the actuality that we will be the primary care giver, the nurse, to one we love.
    Byron Pulsifer, Lean On Me
    Grief



  29. A teacher is no longer just a teacher, but a tutor, therapist, guru, nurse practitioner, Dutch uncle, minister without portfolio and cop on the beat.
    David McCullough Jr., You Are Not Special
    Teacher



  30. ...police officers, taxi drivers, nurses, teachers, parents, and so on experience a daily dose of patience testing whether they want to or not.
    Catherine Pulsifer, Patience Tested
    Patience



  31. A friend hath the skill and observation of the best physician; the diligence and vigilance of the best nurse; and the tenderness and patience of the best mother.
    Clarendon
    Motherhood


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