Friday, February 25, 2011

Nursing Quotes

"It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing." 
-- Mother Theresa 

"Let whoever is in charge keep this simple question in her head 
- (not, how can I always do this right thing myself, but) 
how can I provide for the right thing to be always done?"
-- Florence Nightingale 

"LPN: means Loving Person Near." 
-- Anonymous 

"RN means Real Nice!" 
-- Anonymous 

"Nurses call the SHOTS!" 
-- Anonymous 

"Nurses are the cure-all!" 
-- Anonymous 

"Nursing is a work of Heart!" 
-- Anonymous 

"Nurses give Intensive Care." 
-- Anonymous 

"Nurses are I.V. leaguers." 
-- Anonymous 

"Nurses are patient people." 
-- Anonymous 

"Nurses can take the pressure." 
-- Anonymous 

"Nurses have a lot of patients." 
-- Anonymous 

"Nurses hold the key to recovery." 
-- Anonymous 

"A nurse is compassion in scrubs." 
-- Lexie Saige 

"Caring is the essence of nursing." 
-- Leninger 

"Caring is the essence of nursing." 
-- Jean Watson 

"If love can't cure it, nurses can." 
-- Anonymous 

"We'd all be worse without a nurse." 
-- Anonymous 

"Nursing is the gentle art of caring." 
-- Anonymous 

"Nurses can really take the pressure!" 
-- Anonymous 

"Always willing to comfort and share." 
-- Anonymous 

"The nurses were all angels in my eyes." 
-- Randy Castillo 

"On a scale of 1-100, nurses are a 98.6!" 
-- Anonymous 

"Nurses are Angels in comfortable shoes." 
-- Anonymous 

"Nurses are the heartbeat of health care." 
-- Anonymous 

"Behind every good doctor is a great nurse!" 
-- Anonymous 

"Nurses are the hospitality of the hospital." 
-- Carrie Latet 

"Nurses - one of the few blessings of being ill." 
-- Sara Moss-Wolfe 

"Panic plays no part in the training of a nurse." 
-- Elizabeth Kenny 

"Being a nurse is not just a job, it's an adventure." 
-- Anonymous 

"Nursing would be a dream job if there were no doctors." 
-- Gerhard Kocher 

It would not be possible to praises nurses too highly. 
-- Stephen Ambrose 

"Whether a person is a male or female, a nurse is a nurse." 
-- Gary Veale 

Confucius say: "Man who want pretty nurse, must be patient." 
-- Anonymous 

"After two days in the hospital, I took a turn for the nurse." 
--W.C. Fields 

"God appoints our graces to be nurses to other men's weaknesses." 
-- Henry Ward Beecher 

"Nurses prayer: Lord bless me with a gentle touch and caring heart." 
-- Anonymous 

"A nurse is God's angel of mercy! We'd all be worse without a nurse!" 
-- Anonymous 

"Nursing is caring; but it takes more than a caring person to be a nurse." 
-- Anonymous 

"Blessed are the nurses, for they help us heal through love and care." 
-- Anonymous 

"Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription." 
-- Val Saintsbury 

"...the character of the nurse is as important as the knowledge she possesses." 
-- Jarvis, 1996 

"Bound by paperwork, short on hands, sleep, and energy... 
nurses are rarely short on caring. 
-- Sharon Hudacek, "A Daybook for Nurses" 

"Helping to ease every problem and care. 
You're more than a nurse, you're a blessing!" 
-- Anonymous 

"Dear Nurse, your loving care and gentle touch 
has made a difference. Thank you!" 
-- Anonymous 

"Constant attention by a good nurse may be 
just as important as a major operation by a surgeon." 
-- Dag Hammarskjold 

"When you're a nurse you know that every day 
you will touch a life or a life will touch yours. 
-- Anonymous 

"You might be a nurse if you firmly believe that 
'too stupid to live' should be a diagnosis." 
-- Anonymous 

"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!" 
-- Anonymous 

"Always thank your nurse, 
Sometimes the only one between you and a hearse." 
-- Carrie Latet 

"Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for 
middle age, and old men's nurses." 
-- Francis Bacon 

"Some people think that doctors and nurses 
can put scrambled eggs back in the shell." 
-- Cass Canfield 

"The charity that is a trifle to us 
can be precious to others." 
-- Homer, from Odyssey 

"The door that nobody else will go in at, 
seems always to swing open widely for me." 
-- Clara Barton 

"It is the nurse that the child first hears, 
and her words that he will first attempt to imitate." 
-- Quintilian 

"The most important practical lesson than can be given to nurses 
is to teach them what to observe." 
-- Florence Nightingale 

"Unless we are making progress in our nursing every year, every month, 
every week, take my word for it we are going back." 
-- Florence Nightingale, 1914 

"The trained nurse has become one of the great blessings of humanity, 
taking a place beside the physician and the priest." 
-- William Osler 

"I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, 
and while our soldiers can stand and fight, 
I can stand and feed and nurse them." 
-- Clara Barton 

"Without enough nursing educators, 
those to train the next generation of nurses, 
we cannot deal with the shortage." 
-- Lois Capps 

"Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness 
-a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster-children 
into strength and athletic proportion." 
-- Ann Landers 

"Nurses are an integral component of the health care system, 
and it is important that we recognize the over 2.7 million 
registered nurses for the significant work that they do." 
-- Nathan Deal 

"Ayla's medicine woman skills are a combination of first aid, 
books on herbal medicines, and asking questions of doctors and 
other skilled health practitioners, nurses, paramedics, etc." 
-- Jean M. Auel 

"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 

"It is only in the act of nursing 
that a woman realizes her motherhood 
in visible and tangible fashion; 
it is a joy of every moment." 
-- Honor De Balzac 

"Nurses have come a long way in a few short decades. In the past 
our attention focused on physical, mental and emotional healing. 
Now we talk of healing your life, healing the 
environment and healing the planet." 
-- Lynn Keegan 

"Nurses serve their patients in the most important capacities. 
We know that they serve as our first lines 
of communication when something goes wrong or 
when we are concerned about health." 
-- Lois Capps 

"Nursing encompasses an art, a humanistic orientation, 
a feeling for the value of the individual, 
and an intuitive sense of ethics, 
and of the appropriateness of action taken." 
-- Myrtle Aydelotte 

"No man, not even a doctor, ever gives any other definition 
of what a nurse should be than this - 'devoted and obedient.' 
This definition would do just as well for a porter. 
It might even do for a horse." 
-- Florence Nightingale 

"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 

"Many young girls are ... becoming trained nurses, 
whose gentle ministrations in the sick-room, skilled touch, 
patient watchfulness and unwearied vigils, 
are as great factors in the care of the sick, 
as are the professional physicians." 
-- Lydia Hoyt Farmer 

"I have an almost complete disregard of precedent, 
and a faith in the possibility of something better. 
It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. 
I defy the tyranny of precedent. 
I go for anything new that might improve the past." 
-- Clara Barton 

"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 

"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 

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