Inspirational nurse quotes can often be the difference between pulling you hair out, clumps at a time, or energetically and happily moving through your day. If you're a nurse, you know what I'm talking about. Stress in the nursing profession is alive and well. You only have to look into the eyes of a nurse on her third twelve hour shift to see it.
Here are ten famous quote that all nurse will enjoy!
“Bound by paperwork, short on hands, sleep, and energy… nurses are rarely short on caring.” - Sharon Hudacek, “A Daybook for Nurses”
“When I think about all the patients and their loved ones that I have worked with over the years, I know most of them don’t remember me nor I them. But I do know that I gave a little piece of myself to each of them and they to me and those threads make up the beautiful tapestry in my mind that is my career in nursing.” – Donna Wilk Cardillo, A Daybook for Beginning Nurses
“If love can’t cure it, nurses can.” – Author Unknown
“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
“You know you’re a nurse if… you triage the laundry when at home: This pile needs immediate attention, the pile can wait, this pile, with a little stain stick will be OK until you get back to it. ” – Donna Wilk Cardillo
And lastly, a great poem by M. Raines, that pretty much sums up the life of a nurse and the poem this website was named after:
"Oh, You're only a nurse" the woman said as she walked out of the patient's room.
"Yes", I said. I'm only the nurse that will help your father survive his heart attack, or your mother her stroke.
I'm only the nurse that held your loved one's hand as they were dying.
I'm only the nurse that will be home 3 hours late to my own family because I am caring for yours.
I'm only the nurse who will be eating with my family and get called to an emergency case in the O.R to take care of you.
I'm only the nurse that will keep your loved one alive while they undergo surgery.
I'm only the nurse who's job it is to not only take care of your loved one, but also take care of your family members so well that they think they are at the Hilton.
I am only the nurse that answers your call light five times in an hour and attends to your needs with a smile, when I have ten other patients who need my help too.
I am only the nurse who stops at the scene of an accident to render help to strangers.
I'm only the nurse that monitors your vital signs and tells the doctor what you need and when.
So, before you tell me I am only a nurse again, think twice...I may save your life one day, but I'm only a nurse?"
Author: M. Raines