Every year, May 6-12 marks National Nurses Week which celebrates the vital work of nurses, one of the most important professions and the backbone of healthcare – nurses are often cited as the most trusted profession in the United States!
Healthcare institutions to use the week-long celebration as an opportunity to acknowledge their hard-working nurses for all of their dedication and work that they put in for their patients. Nurses often define the experience a patient has while visiting a hospital or doctor’s office, yet their hard work and contributions often don’t get the recognition they deserve.
Professional groups such as the American Nurses Association encourage hospitals to advocate for the profession, and promote the value of nursing. In honor of National Nurses’ Week, we offer the following inspiring quotes from noted leaders:
“As a nurse, we have the opportunity to heal the heart, mind, soul and body of our patients, their families and ourselves. They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
“America’s nurses are the beating heart of our medical system.”- Barack Obama
“The most important practical lesson that can be given to nurses is to teach them what to observe.”- Florence Nightingale
“Every nurse was drawn to nursing because of a desire to care to serve or to help.” – Christina Feist Hellmeir, RN
“Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts.” – Charles Dickens
“The character of the nurse is as important as the knowledge she possesses.” – Carolyn Jarvis
“It would not be possible to praises nurses too highly.” – Stephen Ambrose
“Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.” – Val Saintsbury