School nurses, hospital nurses, clinical nurses, where would we be without them? Sick, probably. Dead, maybe. Worse off, certainly.
They see us at our absolute worst. I mean, seriously. In service to their fellow man, they have chosen a profession where they see people at their worst . . . all day, every day. We get better and go home. They stay and see others in equally dismal health. What a gig.
Besides Florence Nightingale, other famous nurses in history include Mary Todd Lincoln (Mrs. President Lincoln, if you’re nasty) and poet Walt Whitman.
Like a good mechanic, or a good plumber, a good nurse is priceless and the subject of lots of great quotes. Here are a few favorites (thanks to quotegarden.com).
Nurses are angels in comfortable shoes. ~Author Unknown
Nursing would be a dream job if there were no doctors. ~Gerhard Kocher
Nurses can take the pressure. ~Author Unknown
The trained nurse has become one of the great blessings of humanity, taking a place beside the physician and the priest…. ~William Osler
Bound by paperwork, short on hands, sleep, and energy… nurses are rarely short on caring. ~Sharon Hudacek, “A Daybook for Nurses”
Nurses are I.V. leaguers. ~Author Unknown
Nurses are the heartbeat of health care. ~Author Unknown
Nurses are patient people. ~Author Unknown
You might be a nurse if you firmly believe that “too stupid to live” should be a diagnosis. ~Author Unknown
Nurses – one of the few blessings of being ill. ~Sara Moss-Wolfe
If love can’t cure it, nurses can. ~Author Unknown
Confucius say: “Man who want pretty nurse, must be patient.” ~Author Unknown
Always thank your nurse,
Sometimes the only one between you and a hearse.
Nurses are the hospitality of the hospital. ~Carrie Latet
We’d all be worse without a nurse. ~Author Unknown
So, instead of waiting until you feel like crud and need to see a nurse, take a little time today while you are in the pink of health and thank the nurses who helped get you there!