Nursing Quotes

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

Dag Hammarskjold

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

Panic plays no part in the training of a nurse.

Elizabeth Kenny

Nurses - one of the few blessings of being ill.

Sara Moss-Wolfe

Nursing would be a dream job if there were no doctors.

Gerhard Kocher

Caring is the essence of nursing.

Jean Watson

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

William Osler

Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.

Val Saintsbury

“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 policeman

Florence Nightingale

Still nursing the unconquerable hope, Still clutching the inviolable shade, With a free, onward impulse brushing through, By night, the silverd branches of the glade.

Matthew Arnold

Nurses are angels in comfortable shoes.


A nurse is compassion in scrubs.

Lexie Saige

My brief stay at the hospital had already convinced me that the medical profession was an open door to anyone nursing a grudge against the human race.

James Graham Ballard
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