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- by futurenurse85 Jul 1, '06Good morning all! I was just wondering if any of you knew of any cute, inspirational nursing quotes. If you have any please feel free to pass them along Thank you!! Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!
Here's a couple I found..
Nursing is an art: And if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard as 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.
Nurses are angels in comfortable shoes.
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- Jul 1, '06 by moonischasingme1I like this one:
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
- Jul 5, '06 by moonischasingme1Being a Nurse Means ...
You will never be bored.
You will always be frustrated.
You will be surrounded by challenges.
So much to do and so little time.
You will carry immense responsibility
and very little authority.
You will step into people’s lives
and you will make a difference.
Some will bless you.
Some will curse you.
You will see people at their worst -
and at their best.
You will never cease to be amazed
at people’s capacity for
love, courage, and endurance.
You will see life begin - and end.
You will experience resounding triumphs
and devastating failures.
You will cry a lot.
You will laugh a lot.
You will know what it is to be human
and to be humane.
By Melodie Chenevert, RN
- Jul 5, '06 by moonischasingme1This one isn't specifically nursing, but it is something good to keep in mind.
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may just never be enough;
Give the world the best you have anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it's all between you and god;
It was never between you and them anyway.
- Jul 6, '06 by emtb2rnThis one isn't specific to nursing either, but I've found it works...
"You've got 2 eyes, 2 ears and 1 mouth. Use them accordingly". Unknown