Nurse Sayings

June 7, 2022
Janelle Thomas MSN, RN
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Here is a bonus quote from a previous blog to start with:

“It would not be possible to praise nurses too highly.” — Stephen Ambrose

It truly is impossible to overstate just how much nurses do for their patients. Whether it’s in a hospital, doctor’s office, surgery center, school, call center, or the comfort of a home, a nurse is so often the main caregiver for patients. Whether it’s providing treatment, giving education, keeping patients comfortable, or giving emotional support, nurses really do it all in a wide range of settings.

Nobody said nursing was easy though, which is why a positive attitude is one of the most effective qualities any nurse can have. As a result, there are a wealth of quotes out there by and about nurses that are just as funny as they are inspiring.

Read on as we share a sampling of some of our favorites.

15 Funny and Inspirational Nurse Sayings

  1. “It’s okay to learn from every experience, and it’s okay to make mistakes.” — Louise Hay
  2. “You know you’re a nurse when your finger has gone places you never thought possible.” — Unknown
  3. “The three words most people want to hear: ‘I love you.’ The three words nurses want to hear: ‘Alert, Oriented, and Ambulatory.’” — Unknown
  4. “To do what nobody else will do, in a way that nobody else can do, in spite of all we go through … that is what it is to be a nurse.” — Rawsi Williams, RN
  5. “Not all angels have wings … some have scrubs.” — Unknown
  6. “It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.” — Unknown
  7. “Treat the patient as a whole, not just the hole in the patient.” — Unknown
  8. “Nursing is not a career … it’s a post-apocalyptic survival skill.” — Unknown
  9. “I’m a nurse because ‘miracle worker’ isn’t an official title.” — Unknown
  10. “A nurse is compassion in scrubs.” — Lexie Saige
  11.  “Nursing is a progressive art such that to stand still is to go backwards.” — Florence Nightingale
  12. “You know you’re really a nurse when hand sanitizer has started to become your best friend.” — Unknown
  13. “May your scrubs be comfy, and your coffee be strong.” — Unknown
  14. “Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.” — Dag Hammarskjöld
  15. “Remember: nurses are like icebergs. At any one time, you are only seeing a small part of what they are actually doing.” — Ian Miller

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Nurses are in demand, and there are more opportunities and subspecialties for nurses than ever before. With so many fields to enter, finding the right niche can be a challenge for both new and experienced nurses. Pediatric home health nursing is an area that can provide a unique blend of stability, flexibility, and the ability to make a difference in the lives of children and their families.

Nurses in pediatric home health can enjoy a range of advantages, including:

  • Flexible hours and scheduling
  • One-on-one patient care opportunities
  • Working in a comfortable home setting
  • Competitive benefits, including health insurance, PTO, and 401K
  • Training opportunities

For nurses who are concerned about work-life balance and avoiding burnout, working in home health can be worth exploring.

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