Graduating nurses were asked to submit a quote that was published along with their photo in the yearbook. The quote was supposed to reflect values acquired along your journey to become a nurse or a capsule view of the nurses's personality. Here are some quotes from the graduates.
Generous of heart with a calm disposition.
Always laughing, never sad, sometimes naughty, never bad.
She's known by her smile and friendly eyes.
Quiet and earnest with a smile of warmth and goodness.
A good sport in life's game.
The days that make us happy make us wise.
An agreeable person is one who agrees with me.
The secret of a happy life is not to do what you like, but to like what you do.
Life is short-Live it up while you can.
I thank heaven for the ability to talk.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a good nurse.
Determination makes dreams come true.
To be athletic and still feminine is quite a feat.
As long as you're going to be thinking anyway, think big.
That last quote is a ringer. It's from Donald Trump. I think it may be more consistent with today's values in a world of nurse entrepreneurs, nurse industrialists, infomatics nurses, and assorted others of their ilk. Nursing for some, is no longer a humble profession centered at the patients bedside. It was impossible to think big when surrounded by a ward of seriously ill patients. You were too busy working with very limited resources to bring comfort to those in your care. I really love and admire the young whippersnappern's doing direct patient care today. They have a much more difficult task in an exponentially more complex environment than I could have dreamed of. They are the nursing heros of today.