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Best Nursing Quotes

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I love to read great quotes that are related to nursing. One of the my favorite nursing quotes is:

Maya Angelou said:
"They may forget your name but they will never forget how you made them feel."

Please share your favorite nursing quotes that are either specifically related to nursing or that are relevant to nursing. Please site the author of the quote if known.

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AngelicDarkness has 7 years experience and specializes in geriatrics, IV, Nurse management.

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"I'm sorry our pillows aren't like the Hilton. One day we will strive to get better pillows"

- My preceptor in my 2nd year of nursing school, ortho rotation (Male patient got both his knees done b/c his friends in a private hospital got "drinks and meals and the best beds".

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Joe V specializes in Programming / Strategist / Web Development.

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another good one...

Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.

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jhall9165 specializes in Cardiac-tele.

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THESE ARE MY FAVORITE ONES!

"I wanna do something that matters, say something different. Something that sets the whole world on it's ear. I want to do something better with the time I've been given, and I want to try to touch a few hearts in this life. Leave nothin' less than something that says 'I Was Here'"

‎"You treat a disease: You win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you win. No matter the outcome."

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nerdtonurse? is a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU, Telemetry.

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"When I wake up in the morning, I want alarm bells to go off in Hell and the Devil to snarl, 'Oh, crap, she's awake!'"

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NRSKarenRN has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

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When I think about all the patients and their loved ones that I have worked with over the years, I know most of them don't remember me nor I them. But I do know that I gave a little piece of myself to each of them and they to me and those threads make up the beautiful tapestry in my mind that is my career in nursing.

~Donna Wilk Cardillo, A Daybook for Beginning Nurses

Exactly my sentiments, with a few names forever etched in my mind and heart.

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Ashley_RN has 4 years experience and specializes in ICU/Critical Care.

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"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

Love this... and this thread! Keep em coming! :)

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lailaniboriqua specializes in LTC.

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"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.", Helen Keller

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Davey Do has 35 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

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"You might be a Nurse if you believe every Patient needs TLC: Thorazine, Lorazepam, and Compazine."

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casi has 3 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC.

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I used part of this on my graduation announcements

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

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FancypantsRN specializes in Cardiovascular, ER.

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"I'll be back in two shakes" my most common quote to my patients : )

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CT Pixie has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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"You know what you gotta do when life gets you down?

Just keep swimming

Just keep swimming

Just keep swimming swimming swimming

What do we do we swim, swim, swim

OH HO HO How I love to swim

When you WAAAAAANNTTT to swim you want to"

~~~Dory, Finding Nemo

This mantra goes through my head quite a lot during a stressful shift. How can you have this going through your hea and not smile..AND keep swimming?!

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