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30 Motivational Quotes for Nursing Students

Here are 30 motivational quotes for nursing students that we’ve compiled from the deepest recesses of the internet plus random ramblings and scribbles everywhere else.
30 Motivational Quotes for Nursing Students
First off, let’s remind you why you decided to become a nurse:
1. “Behind every great doctor is an even greater nurse.” – Unknown
2. “Save one life, you’re a hero. Save 100 lives, you’re a nurse.” – Unknown
3. “Nurses have come a long way in a few short decades. In the past, our attention focused on physical, mental and emotional healing. Now we talk of healing your life, healing the environment, and healing the planet.” – Lynn Keegan
4. “The trained nurse has become one of the great blessings of humanity, taking a place beside the physician and the priest.” – William Osler
5. “Nurses are the heart of healthcare.” – Donna Wilk Cardillo
6. “I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them.” – Clara Barton
7. “Panic plays no part in the training of a nurse.” – Elizabeth Kenny
8. “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
9. “A nurse is compassion in scrubs.” – Lexie Saige
10. “Our job as nurses is to cushion the sorrow and celebrate the job, every day while we are just doing our jobs.” – Christine Belle
11. “Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.” – Val Saintsbury
12. “Bound by paperwork, short on hands, sleep and energy… nurses are rarely short on caring.” – Sharon Hudacek
13. “When you’re a nurse you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch yours.” – Unknown
14. “Caring is the essence of nursing.” – Jean Watson
15. “They may forget your name but they will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
16. “How can anybody hate nurses? Nobody hates nurses. The only time you hate a nurse is when they’re giving you an enema.” – Warren Beatty
17. “Nurses, one of the few blessings of being ill.” – Sara Moss-Wolfe
18. “It would not be possible to praise nurses too highly.” – Stephen Ambrose
19. “A nurse will always give us hope, an angel with a stethoscope.” – Carrie Latet
20. “Nurses may not be angels, but they are the next best thing!” – Unknown
21. “Some people think that doctors and nurses can put scrambled eggs back in the shell.” – Cass Canfield
22. “When life puts you in tough situations, don’t say ‘WHY ME?’ Just say ‘TRY ME’.” – Unknown
23. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou
24. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Rohn
25. “The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves.” – Logan Pearsall Smith
26. “The character of a nurse is as important as the knowledge she possesses.” – Carolyn Javis
27. “To do what nobody else will do, in a way that nobody else can, in spite of all we go through; is to be a nurse.” – Rawsi Williams
28. “Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.” – Dag Hammarskjold
29. “Nurses are the beating heart of our medical system.” – Barack Obama
30. “Nurses are the hospitality of the hospital.” – Carrie Latet
There you have it, the world needs more nurses and you’ve got what it takes to be one. You won’t know how far you can go if you stop walking so don’t stop. Don’t let go and keep going. Take a few baby steps and alternate that with huge jumps. Nursing is not meant to be a walk in the park, and you know that’s one of the reasons you’re in it.
We hope that this compilation of 30 motivational quotes for nursing students inspire you, motivate you, help warm you up, and provide you some much needed Nurse Fuel to face more challenges ahead. Living the nurse life is not meant to be easy, and that’s why you need all the help and props you can get!
Content Credit: NurseFuel.com


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