Do you have any motivational nursing quotes?

  1. 1 I saw a quote today on AllNurse that I would like to post around the workplace in "interesting" places, for example, on the back of the restroom stall door, over the pyxis, etc. The quote I saw was, "Be the type of nurse you want to work with." I Love that.

    I want to be the anonymous morale builder and motivator at my workplace. So if anyone has some motivational, cute, humorous or thought-provoking quotes that I can print on a small card and leave around for others to find and be amused, comforted or otherwise built up by I would appreciate it.

    I am especially looking for quotes that will make me and my co-workers proud of nursing and ourselves. I'm not interested in sarcasm or "woe is me" types of quotes. Even though some of those are hilarious and probably speak more to me. But right now my goal is to uplift.

    Please help me motivate my friends and amazing coworkers and maybe we'll motivate each other as well.

    Thanks in advance.
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  4. Visit  mustlovepoodles} profile page
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    Not necessarily a nursing quote, but it's a favorite of mine and has gotten me through a lot of crises: "When you're going through hell, keep going..."--Winston Churchill
    BSNbeDONE, bebbercorn, opossum, and 2 others like this.
  5. Visit  MN-Nurse} profile page
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    "Cheer up, every shift ends eventually."

    -MN-Nurse
    somedaypeds, BSNbeDONE, texasmum, and 1 other like this.
  6. Visit  SwansonRN} profile page
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    One of my patients once told me: it's never too late to turn your day around
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  7. Visit  JDZ344} profile page
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    I am a huge fan of the Bombay Hospital Motto.

    Bombay Hospital Motto
    Adapted from a quotation of Mahatma Gandhi
    A Patient is the most important person in our Hospital. He is not an interruption to our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our Hospital, he is part of it.
    We are not doing him a favour by serving him, he is doing us a favour by giving us an opportunity to do so.
    Last edit by JDZ344 on May 14, '14
    Mmclark1979, GrnTea, emmasuern, and 9 others like this.
  8. Visit  That Guy} profile page
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    All we have in our restroom is a sign that says no pooping...
    brillohead, bebbercorn, opossum, and 3 others like this.
  9. Visit  CrystalT_RN} profile page
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    "Nurses aren't in it for the income, we're in it for the outcome"
    Tarabara, ShaynaSmart, GrnTea, and 6 others like this.
  10. Visit  classicdame} profile page
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    Nurses are I.V. leaguers

    Nurses are the hospitality of the hospital

    We'd all be worse without a nurse

    (all anon as far as I know)
  11. Visit  workingharder} profile page
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    Pay day is every other Friday.
    WeepingAngel, GrnTea, somedaypeds, and 5 others like this.
  12. Visit  netglow} profile page
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    Nurses do it

    Doctors just think about doing it
    Last edit by netglow on Mar 26, '13
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  13. Visit  WildflowerRN} profile page
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    "I defy the tyranny of the precedent."

    Clara Barton
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  14. Visit  bebbercorn} profile page
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    On any particularly rough shift, a super veteran nurse used to randomly walk behind the staff on the floor and say "7:00 alllllways comes."
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  15. Visit  bsyrn} profile page
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    My favorite quote
    Be the change you wish to see in the world.....Gandhi
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