Are you an RN nurse or going to be one soon and looking for some inspiring nursing quotes with to share. Here you will get some famous nurses quotes with high-quality images for free.

Nursing is one of the most respectable professions in the world. You can’t think a life without doctors and nurses. They are the backbone of our healthcare system.

These quotes are collected from the writing of some famous people who were themselves nurses or admired of the work and dedications of nurses life.

Hope you will love these motivating nurses sayings.


Inspirational Nursing Quotes

Here are some motivational quotes for nurses.


Doctors put a wall up between themselves and their patients; nurses broke it down.

-Jodi Picoult

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Nurses are the beating heart of our medical system.

-Barack Obama


When you’re a nurse, you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch yours.

– Anonymous

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As a nurse, we have the opportunity to heal the heart, mind, soul and body of our patients, their families and ourselves. They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.

– Maya Angelou


You don’t build a house without its foundation. You don’t build a hospital without its Nurses.

– Anonymous


The definition of a nurse is to Go above and beyond the call of duty. The first to work and the last to leave. The heart and soul of caring. A unique soul who will pass through your life for a minute and impact it for an eternity. An empowered individual whom you may meet for only a 12 hr period, but who will put you and yours above theirs

– Anonymous


Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen every day.

― H. Jackson Brown Jr


The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

– Mahatma Gandhi


Famous Nursing Quotes

Here are some famous nurses quotes with pictures from various writers.

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


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


A nurse will always give us hope, an angel with a stethoscope.

-Carrie Latet

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

-Dag Hammarskjold


Proud To Be A Nurse Quotes

If you are an RN nurses, you should and must be proud of yourself. Share these quotes with your friends and family to make them understand what do you think of yourself.

If love can’t cure it nurses can

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Nurses may not be angels, but they are the next best thing!

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Save one life you’re a hero, save one hundred lives and you’re a nurse.


A nurse is one who opens the eyes of a newborn and gently closes the eyes of a dying man. It is indeed a huge blessing to be the first and last to witness the Beginning and End of Life


Nursing Student Quotes

Studying nursing is so so easy. Sometimes you may look for some motivations. Here are some inspiring quotes for nursing students.


Long time ago, people who sacrificed their sleep, family, food, laughter and other joys of life were called saints… today we call them Nursing Students.


I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy – I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.

― Art Williams


Panic plays no part in the training of a nurse.

-Elizabeth Kenny


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…

― Dr. Seuss


When life puts you in tough situations, don’t say ‘WHY ME?’ Just say ‘TRY ME.

– Unknown


Spread joy. Chase your wildest dreams.

―Patch Adams


When you leave here, don’t forget why you came.

– Adlai Stevenson

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When a person decides to become a nurse they make the most important decision of their lives. They choose to dedicate themselves to the care of others.

– Margaret Harvey



Quotes For Nursing Graduates

Are you a nursing graduate and about to start a nursing career. Here are some motivating quotes for nursing graduates or registered nurses (RN).


I didn’t want just any career, so I am not going to be just any nurse.

-Denise Richards

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The trained nurse has become one of the great blessings of humanity, taking place beside the physician and the priest.

-William Osler


I believe so firmly in the future of nursing because of our graduates who exemplify the perfect balance of science and art in nursing every day.

– Kim LaMar



Nursing Leadership Quotes

Sometimes nurses demand some sort of leadership quality. Here is a great leadership quote for nurses.

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

-John Quincy Adams

Florence Nightingale Nursing Quotes

Florence Nightingale is greatly remembered for his nursing life. Here are some of her famous quotes for your inspiration.

Unless we are making progress in our nursing every year, every month, every week, take my word, we are going back.


The most important practical lesson than can be given to nurses is to teach them what to observe.


No man, not even a doctor, ever gives any other definition of what a nurse should be than this – ‘devoted and obedient.’ This definition would do just as well for a porter. It might even do for a horse. It would not do for a police officer.


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.


Women should have the true nurse-calling, the good of the sick first the second only the consideration of what is their ‘place’ to do – and that women who want for a housemaid to do this or the charwomen to do that, when the patient is suffering, have not the making of a nurse in them.


I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse.

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Apprehension, uncertainty, waiting, expectation, fear of surprise, do a patient more harm than any exertion.


It may seem a strange principle to enunciate as the very first requirement in a Hospital that it should do the sick no harm.


It is the unqualified result of all my experience with the sick that, second only to their need of fresh air, is their need for light; that, after a close room, what hurts them most is a dark room and that it is not only light but direct sunlight they want.


Live your life while you have it. Life is a splendid gift. There is nothing small in it. Far the greatest things grow by God’s law out of the smallest. But to live your life, you must discipline it.


If I could give you information of my life, it would be to show how a woman of very ordinary ability has been led by God in strange and unaccustomed paths to do In His service what He has done in her. And if I could tell you all, you would see how God has done all, and I nothing.


If a patient is cold, if a patient is feverish, if a patient is faint, if he is sick after taking food, if he has a bed-sore, it is generally the fault not of the disease, but of the nursing.


Women have no sympathy, and my experience of women is almost as large as Europe.


Why do people sit up so late, or, more rarely, get up so early? Not because the day is not long enough, but because they have no time in the day to themselves.


God spoke to me and called me to His Service. What form this service was to take the voice did not say.


Wise and human management of the patient is the best safeguard against infection.


The very elements of what constitutes good nursing are as little understood for the well as for the sick. The same laws of health or nursing, for they are in reality the same, obtain among the well as among the sick.


A dark house is always an unhealthy house, always an ill-aired house, always a dirty house. Want of light stops growth and promotes scrofula, rickets, etc., among the children. People lose their health in a dark house, and if they get ill, they cannot get well again in it.


Nature alone cures. … what nursing has to do … is to put the patient in the best condition for nature to act upon him.


Rather, ten times, die in the surf, heralding the way to a new world, than stand idly on the shore.


The very first requirement in a hospital is that it should do the sick no harm.


A woman has nothing but her affections,–and this makes her at once more loving and less loved.


What cruel mistakes are sometimes made by benevolent men and women in matters of business about which they can know nothing and think they know a great deal.


If a nurse declines to do these kinds of things for her patient, “because it is not her business,” I should say that nursing was not her calling. I have seen surgical “sisters,” women whose hands were worth to them two or three guineas a week, down upon their knees scouring a room or hut because they thought it otherwise not fit for their patients to go into. I am far from wishing nurses to scour. It is a waste of power. But I do say that these women had the true nurse-calling—the good of their sick first, and second only the consideration what it was their “place” to do—and that women who wait for the housemaid to do this, or for the charwoman to do that, when their patients are suffering, have not the making of a nurse in them.


The progressive world is necessarily divided into two classes – those who take the best of what there is and enjoy it – those who wish for something better and try to create it.


I never lose an opportunity of urging a practical beginning, however small, for it is wonderful how often in such matters the mustard-seed germinates and roots itself.


Give us back our suffering; we cry to Heaven in our hearts – suffering rather than indifferentism; for out of nothing comes nothing. But out of suffering may come to the cure. Better have pain than paralysis! A hundred struggle and drown in the breakers. One discovers the new world. But rather, ten times rather, die in the surf, heralding the way to that new world, than stand idly on the shore!


Happy Nurses Day/Weeks Quotes

People celebrate National Nurses Day annually on May 6 to raise awareness of the vital role nurses to play in society. It marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, which ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale.

Nurses don’t wait until October to celebrate “Make a difference day”. They make difference every day


It is not how much you do but how much love you put in the doing.

-Mother Theresa


Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

-By Leo Buscaglia


Let me dedicate my life today to the care of those who come my way. Let me touch each one with a healing hand and the gentle art for which I stand. And then tonight when the day is done, let me rest in peace if I’ve helped just one.


A great nurse sees the patient, not the illness.

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Funny Nursing Quotes

Here are some funny nurses quotes if you like.

Some people think that doctors and nurses can put scrambled eggs back in the shell.

-Cass Canfield


A man who wants pretty nurse must be patient.


Hope you have enjoyed these inspirational nursing quotes.