As a nursing instructor, I am always looking for ways to encourage my students. I have high expectations of them in the classroom and clinical setting, and my favorite aspects of my work include challenging them to learn more and providing a positive atmosphere. Did you have someone who encouraged you? It could be a classmate, former or current instructor, or coworker? I am looking for new ideas. I want them to enter the profession understanding that nursing is challenging, but that theycan succeed. I am looking for quotes, sayings, inexpensive small gift ideas, etc.