Top 10 Best Nursing Quotes To Lift You Up

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Nursing is more than just a backbreaking job; it’s a vocation that requires a lifetime of commitment and compassion. You didn’t become a nurse simply because you got your hard-earned license; Nursing is more than that. But not all people appreciate a nurse’s effort. More often than not, our modern Florence Nightingales are  underappreciated and taken for granted when in reality, all they need is a simple ‘thank you’ and ‘you are a good nurse’ from a patient to lift up their moods. Nurses are angels without wings so they deserve every success and recognition they get. And as a tribute to Filipino nurses and all the other nurses carrying the ‘lamp of compassion” around the world, I’ve listed down the top 10 best quotations about Nursing available out there (feel free to add if you have your own). The list is in random order:

1. “Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.”Dag Hammarskjold

2. “Panic plays no part in the training of a nurse.” – Elizabeth Kenny

3. Nursing would be a dream job if there were no doctors.”  – Gerhard Kocher

4. “To do what nobody else will do, a way that nobody else can do, in spite of all we go through; is to be a nurse.” Rawsi Williams

5. “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

6. “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

7. “Nursing is not just an ART, it has a heART. Nursing is not just a SCIENCE, but it has a conSCIENCE.”Anonymous

8. “What is 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 thru your life for a minute and impact it for an eternity. A empowered individual whom you may meet for only a 12 hour period, but who will put you and yours above theirs……….”Anonymous

9. “When you are a nurse you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch yours.”Anonymous

10. “Man who want pretty nurse, must be patient.”Confucius

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