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.
Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.
Caring is the essence of nursing.
Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.
Nursing would be a dream job if there were no doctors.
Panic plays no part in the training of a nurse.
Nurses - one of the few blessings of being ill.
“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
The trained nurse has become one of the great blessings of humanity, taking a place beside the physician and the priest....
A nurse is compassion in scrubs.
Nurses are angels in comfortable shoes.
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.
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.
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