In order to help celebrate the positive aspects of being a registered nurse—and to highlight what drives RNs to compassionately care for their patients—monthly inspirational quotes from registered nurses are shared with our colleagues and those who advocate for the recognition that nurses everywhere deserve.
This month, you’ll find three mantras created by registered nurses that are used to help them get through the challenges of their daily work. It is with great hope that their words will help inspire and energize you on your own nursing journey, as together we strive to uphold excellence and uplift the sacrifices and victories within this noble profession.
Every day is a new day
“I acknowledge that everyday brings a new set of challenges and victories. No matter how stressful, no matter how joyful, no matter what the day may bring, I will always do my best. May God bless my healing hands, and give me the strength to keep an open heart so that I may always do my very best.” —Critical Care RN of 6 years
More than just a nurse
“I am a Registered Nurse. I am reliable, ethical, generous, innovative, selfless, thoughtful, essential, resilient, educated, and dedicated. I am, and always will be more than just a nurse.” —Staff Development RN of 22 years
Never a dull moment
“Today I will make a patient smile. I may want to cry. I will learn something new. I will challenge myself to work beyond my comfort zone so that I may become better at giving care to those in need. Today is like every other day—never a dull moment.” —Cardiac Rehabilitation RN of 11 years.
This article was originally published on Calling All Nurses.