Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Quotes From the Graduates

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.

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