Nursing is a profession that demands you be determined and on your toes all the time to handle your patients and workload. Working long shifts day and night can be mentally exhausting for you.

So instead of another “How to” article, we’re sharing 15 quotes that will inspire you to be good at your job.

Best 14 Inspirational Quotes for Nurses

“Caring is the spirit of nursing.” —Jean Watson

“The trained nurse has grown into one of the great blessings of humanity, taking place beside the physician and the priest.” —Dr. William Osler, Canadian physician, and pioneer of Johns Hopkins University

“Nursing is one of the fine arts: I had almost said ‘the finest of fine arts.'” —Florence Nightingale, pioneer of modern nursing

“Nurses are an exclusive kind. They have this insatiable desire to care for others, which is both their greatest strength and fatal flaw.” —Jean Watson, American nursing professor, and nurse theorist 

“You treat a disease: you lose, you win. You cure a person; I guarantee you win—no matter the outcome.” —Robin Williams in Patch Adams

“Constant attention by a skillful nurse may be just as crucial as a major surgery by a surgeon.” —Dag Hammarskjöld, Swedish diplomat and economist

“Our job as nurses is to shield the sorrow and rejoice the job, every day, while we are ‘just doing our jobs.'” —Christine Belle

“America’s nurses are the heartbeat of our healthcare system.” —Barack Obama, Former President of the USA

“Remember: nurses are like icebergs. At any one time, you are only witnessing what they are actually doing.” – Ian Miller

“To do what nobody else will do, in a way that nobody else can do, despite all we experience, is to be a nurse.” —Rawsi Williams, JD, BSN, RN, PhD

“Life isn’t easy for any of us. But what of that? We must’ve perseverance and, above all, credence in ourselves. We must believe that we’re gifted for something and that this something, at whatever cost, must be attained.” —Marie Curie, Scientist, Nobel Peace Prize Winner

“Who inspires me to be a nurse? Every nurse who does not turn their back on nursing students or graduate nurses, each nurse who accepts it’s okay and simply human to make foolish mistakes, every single nurse who takes a moment of their time to assist when you are scared, and each nurse who remembers what it is like to be a beginner.” – Anonymous Nurse

“Panic plays no share in the training of a nurse.” —Elizabeth Kenny, Australian scrub nurse

“A nurse will always provide us hope, an angel with a stethoscope.” —Carrie Latet

The final word

These quotes will uplift your spirit to keep on keeping on.

Don’t stop, you got this.

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