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Ten Inspiring Nursing Quotes

Nursing Quotes that Touch the Heart and Remind You of Your Resolve

Nursing is by no means an easy profession and all the paperwork, medical knowledge, edgy relationships, and fast decision making is nothing compared to the emotional stress that nurses must endure. Working in this field is life-consuming and may even seem like a thankless job at times. Indeed, you will often find that only loved ones and friends will be interested in hearing about your job trials. Sometimes you have to be your own pillar of strength. Remembering these ten inspirational quotes about the “spirit” of the work may be extremely helpful for this career journey.

Sara Moss: “Nurses one of the few blessings of being ill.” Indeed, some people might even confess they don’t mind being sick if it means being cared for by a sympathetic, well-meaning nurse. This is perhaps the greatest compliment that could be given; that you are so appreciated, an otherwise miserable experience becomes a heart-warming one!

Elbert Hubbard: “The worst thing about medicine is that one kind makes another necessary.” It might help to remember this pithy quote, when talking to patients about medication. You have the obligation to speak honestly of side effects, and to warn patients against over dosage, or taking pills that the doctor has advised against. Medications are powerful, and life is too precious to make a mistake; always remember this.

Unknown: “Nurses are angels in comfortable shoes.” Literally speaking, since nurses have to be on their feet constantly. Get comfortable shoes and de-stress when you get home. It’s a rough life, but one with big rewards.

Florence Nightingale: “Nursing is an art.” This may strike you as odd, but it makes sense. This is a job not merely about executive operations or procedures, but developing your own personal style to create a rapport with patients, doctors and administrative staff. Make the job your own.

Christine Belle: “Our job as nurses is to cushion the sorrow and celebrate the joy, every day, while we are just doing our jobs.” Remember that while death is always the worst case scenario, part of your job is consoling the families of dying patients and terminally ill patients themselves. Celebrate with those who are happy, and comfort those who are mourning.

Dag Hammarskjold: “Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.” Yes, healing is both physical and emotional. The nurses provide healing mentally and emotionally by offering comfort to patients before, during and after procedures.

Gerhard Kocher: “Nursing would be a dream job if there were no doctors.” This statement should emphasize the point that you will occasionally clash with doctors, since nurses are exceptionally knowledgeable and doctors sometimes forget this. It is not uncommon for nurses to figure out a diagnosis before a doctor, and of course, with double the empathy for the patient.

My Sister’s Keeper, Jodi Picoult: “The doctors may be mapping out the war games, but it is the nurses who make the conflict bearable.” Never forget that nurses have valuable roles; as patient advocates. Doctors will rely on you to be the human side of the hospital, someone to guide patients through the process.

Maya Angelou: “They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”
Indeed, it’s not about ego here or about remembering names precisely. Healing is the issue and when you work honestly and ethically, and good things happen; you will make a mark on the lives of the people visiting you. They will remember your good care for the rest of their lives.

Mother Theresa: “It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing.” In the end, this job is not about money or ambition, but about love for other people, having the desire to help where you can.

Nursing Scholarships

American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN) American Cancer Society Doctoral Degree Scholarships in Cancer Nursing Gallagher Student Health Careers Scholarship
The Gates Millenium Scholars (GMS) National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA)
New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) Nurse Corps Scholarship (NCS) Nurses of Tomorrow
Nursing Economics Foundation Tylenol Future Care Scholarship American Holistic Nurses Association

South University

Several nursing programs are available at the bachelor's, post-graduate, master's, and doctoral levels.

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A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration
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Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Administration
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  • BS in Nursing (RN to BSN)

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Which career path will you take – Business, Nursing, Education, Psychology? Something else? GCU offers more than 100 majors to get you started!

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  • M.S. in Nursing: Health Care Informatics (Bridge)
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Keiser University Graduate School

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. 

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Nursing

Southern New Hampshire University

Give your career a boost with an education from Southern New Hampshire University.

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  • MS Nursing
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Medical Careers Institute

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Programs:

  • Nursing (RN-BSN) - Bachelor's
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Northcentral University

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

Programs:

  • Doctor of Education - Nursing Education

Centura College

Centura College, with campus locations in Virginia, South Carolina and Florida.

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing Diploma

South University

As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.

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  • Nursing (BS)

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