Along with the daily challenges that nurses face, come immeasurable benefits. In the attempt to celebrate and highlight what drives a registered nurse to compassionately care for their patients— I share monthly inspirational quotes from RNs with you, my colleagues and all those who advocate for the recognition that nurses everywhere deserve.
The three RN quotes selected this month summarize why nursing is not only a job, but a deep inner calling. I hope that these words will help inspire and energize you on your own journey, as together we strive to uphold excellence within the noble profession of nursing. Here are their words of wisdom:
“Coming to work is more than just a job for me. I get to save lives on a regular basis. I get to use my knowledge and skills to drastically improve people’s quality of life. I empower people to live healthier lives so that they can enjoy the precious time they have on this earth. I love being a Registered Nurse.” —Medical Surgical Nurse of 9 years
“Every single day at work, I get to make someone smile. I get to ease their suffering and calm their anxieties. I help them better understand how their body works, and why it is important for them to follow their treatment plans. I enable people to make informed decisions about their health care options. I love my job as a Registered Nurse, and I wouldn’t change it for any other!” —Diabetes Educator RN of 12 years
“Nursing is the only job that I’ve held that has provided a consistent challenge, while making me fall in love with what I do on a daily basis. Although it may be stressful at times, the sweet payoff for me is when I get to discharge my patients from the hospital to their homes. Just knowing that hundreds of families are happier and healthier together makes me absolutely love my job.” —NICU RN of 6 years