Do you have any motivational nursing quotes?

  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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  2. 23 Comments

  3. by   mustlovepoodles
    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
  4. by   MN-Nurse
    "Cheer up, every shift ends eventually."

    -MN-Nurse
  5. by   SwansonRN
    One of my patients once told me: it's never too late to turn your day around
  6. by   JDZ344
    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
  7. by   That Guy
    All we have in our restroom is a sign that says no pooping...
  8. by   CrystalT_RN
    "Nurses aren't in it for the income, we're in it for the outcome"
  9. by   classicdame
    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)
  10. by   workingharder
    Pay day is every other Friday.
  11. by   netglow
    Nurses do it

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

    Clara Barton
  13. by   bebbercorn
    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."
  14. by   bsyrn
    My favorite quote
    Be the change you wish to see in the world.....Gandhi

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