Many nurses find themselves being their biggest cheerleaders as they work diligently in protecting their patients from harm, empowering their patients and their family members with necessary education, and selflessly meeting all of their patients’ needs that otherwise would go unmet.
In our attempt to celebrate the positive aspects of nursing, and to highlight what drives registered nurses to compassionately care for those patients within our nursing communities, we often share inspirational quotes from RNs with our colleagues and those who advocate for the recognition that every nurse deserves.
In this monthly series, you will find three inspirational quotes from registered nurses of diverse backgrounds and experience levels. We hope that their words will help to inspire, energize, and ignite your passion to join us in our mission to maintain nursing excellence in the delivery of patient care.
“Nursing has provided me with the pleasure of meeting many wonderful people from all over the world. Each day I learn something new regarding my patient’s culture, beliefs, and values. The thing I love most about working with diverse patients is recognizing that no matter how different we may appear, we are truly all the same – human.” – Oncology RN of 15 years
“I became a nurse because I wanted to make a positive impact on the lives of those who have served our country. I earned my BSN, started working in a facility that cares for US Veterans, and within a few years, I began spearheading outpatient initiatives to better serve our patient population. I am proud to say that I have helped thousands of US Veterans gain better access to healthcare resources within the community. I love my job and wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.” – Patient Care Coordinator RN of 10 years
“No matter how tough my day may get, I find the strength to carry on. It is the thought of not having someone there for me in my time of need that drives me to ALWAYS be there for my patients.” -Medical Surgical RN of 6 years