Nurses are angels in comfortable shoes. ~Author Unknown
Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon. ~Dag Hammarskjold
Nurses are the heart of healthcare. ~Donna Wilk Cardillo
Nursing would be a dream job if there were no doctors. ~Gerhard Kocher
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; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God’s spirit? It is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts. ~Florence Nightingale
Caring is the essence of nursing. ~Jean Watson
Nurses can take the pressure. ~Author Unknown
The trained nurse has become one of the great blessings of humanity, taking a place beside the physician and the priest…. ~William Osler
Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription. ~Val Saintsbury
Bound by paperwork, short on hands, sleep, and energy… nurses are rarely short on caring. ~Sharon Hudacek, “A Daybook for Nurses”
Nurses are I.V. leaguers. ~Author Unknown
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
After two days in the hospital, I took a turn for the nurse. ~W.C. Fields
When you’re a nurse you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch yours. ~Author Unknown
Panic plays no part in the training of a nurse. ~Elizabeth Kenny
Nurses are patient people. ~Author Unknown
You might be a nurse if you firmly believe that “too stupid to live” should be a diagnosis. ~Author Unknown
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
Whether a person is a male or female, a nurse is a nurse. ~Gary Veale
If Christian scientists had more science and doctors more Christianity, it wouldn’t make any difference which you called in – if you had a good nurse. ~Finley Peter Dunne
Nurses – one of the few blessings of being ill. ~Sara Moss-Wolfe
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
If love can’t cure it, nurses can. ~Author Unknown
A nurse will always give us hope,
an angel with a stethoscope.
~Carrie Latet
Nurses don’t wait until October to celebrate Make a Difference Day – they make a difference every day! ~Author Unknown
Confucius say: “Man who want pretty nurse, must be patient.” ~Author Unknown
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, A Daybook for Beginning Nurses
Always thank your nurse,
Sometimes the only one between you and a hearse.
~Carrie Latet
Nurses are the hospitality of the hospital. ~Carrie Latet
We’d all be worse without a nurse. ~Author Unknown
During my second year of nursing school our professor gave us a quiz. I breezed through the questions until I read the last one: “What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?” Surely this was a joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times, but how would I know her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Before the class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our grade. “Absolutely,” the professor said. “In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say hello.” I’ve never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy. ~Joann C. Jones