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15 Inspirational Nursing Quotes & Sayings

published: May 6, 2020  |  updated: March 24, 2023
Quotes and Sayings for Nurses Appreciation Week

Nurses Appreciation Week starts on Saturday, May 6, 2023 and ends on Friday, May 12, 2023. Hospital Week is also celebrated in May, starting on May 7, 2023 and ending on May 13, 2023. This is a great time to show the nurses and hospital staff that keep your healthcare organization going how much you appreciate their hard work and dedication.

Below are 15 nurse quotes to send that message — on nurse appreciation gifts from Crestline. We hope these Nurses Week quotes and gifts will lift the spirits of your staff, day in and day out.

Nurse Appreciation Quotes & Sayings for Thank You Gifts

Looking for appreciation gift ideas for your nursing staff? Look no further. We’ve got nursing motivational quotes, funny nurse quotes — and unique, appealing gifts on which to express them. The products below are just a few examples of how you can bring these sayings to life. If you see one you like we can work with you to make it work on a variety of products.

  • Nurses Are Cool - Perfect praise to print on our Nurse-Shaped Hot & Cold Pack. It’s shaped like a nurse’s scrub top, and the novel design along with these postive words to describe a nurse will make it an item they’ll want to use and show off every day. Add your logo, too!

    scrubs shaped hot cold pack with nurse appreciation logo
  • Your Dedication Is Noteworthy! — Nurses will enjoy this expression of gratitude every day when it’s imprinted on our Rustic Notebook Set, a 70-page lined paper notepad with sticky flags, sticky notes and pen. Every nurse needs one of these.

    Notepad and pen set with nurse appreciation quote
  • Break Time – You Deserve It — When your nurses stop for lunch, they’ll really enjoy seeing this motivational message on our Two-Tone Lunch-N-Carry Enviro Tote. Double-stitched with reinforced handles, it’s made to last.

    Red and black lunch cooler bag with nurse appreciation saying
  • Not for Urine Specimens [OR] Your Dedication Is Refreshing depending on whether you are going for funny or inspirational — Your nurses will use the ultra-popular 20 oz. Yukon Nova Tumbler all day, every day. Why not add this message and make every sip memorable? (Also available in 30 oz. size.)

    Travel mug with nurses appreciation funny saying
  • We Care That You Care [OR] Superstar — With this message and your logo on the Active Life Ladies’ Campus Microfleece Jacket, you’ll warm your nurses’ hearts. Available in a variety of colors, this item is perfect for nurses anywhere the thermometer dips below 50. Men’s styles are available, too!

    Fleece jacket with nurses appreciation saying
    Fleece jacket with nurses appreciation quote saying
  • Thanks for Carrying the Load — Looking for inspirational nurse quotes? Your nurses won’t feel like unsung heroes with these words imprinted on the Natural Economy Tote. It’s a handy, versatile item your staff can use on the job and off.

    Cotton tote bag with nurses appreciation quote
  • Warm Up Time [OR] I’m Not on Call — Nurses work hard. When they’re taking a rest under the Fleece Throw Blanket, they’ll have nice thoughts about work when you add this little message and your logo. Available in a wide variety of colors, machine washable, and BIG: 50” x 60.”

    Fleece blanket with nurses appreciation saying
    Fleece blanket with nurses appreciation quote saying
  • Long Shift Survival Kit — A nurse is sure to appreciate this message on our 11 oz. Pop of Color Engraved Coffee Mug. It’s white ceramic with printing and interior color in your choice of five eye-popping colors.

    Coffee Mug with fun saying for nurses appreciation
  • Super Nurse! — Your nurses are superheroes, and you can remind them of that with our Fantastic Five gift item set that includes an insulated lunch cooler, 16 oz. Prism Tumbler with straw, Surge Notebook and Pen Combo, Curvy Stylus Pen and Spotlight Lantern Flashlight. What a great way to show your appreciation!

    Appreciation kit with saying for nurses appreciation
  • Delivering Sound Health — You can even thank your nurses when it’s time to party with our logo-engraved Illuminated Logo Bluetooth® Speaker. These handy items are available in eye-catching colors and sound terrific.

    Bluetooth speaker with fun saying for nurses appreciation week
  • Coffee, Scrubs, and Rubber Gloves — Looking for Hospital Week Gifts that all staff members will love? A top choice is the 15 oz Basecamp® Zion Mug that features stainless steel, double wall vacuum insulation that comes packaged in a retail-inspired box.

    Insulated travel coffee mug with nurse appreciation saying
  • Nursing is a Work of Heart — Your nurses and hospital staff will love the Day Trip Lunch Bag for both work and weekend adventures.

    Lunch bag with nurse appreciation saying
  • Nurses Call the Shots — After a long shift, nurses can unwind while sipping out of the 12 oz Napa Stemless Wine Tumbler.

    Insulated stemless wine cup with nurse appreciation quote
  • I’m A Nurse, What’s Your Superpower? — A customer favorite, the Muse Notebook and Stylus Pen Set has a unique metallic design perfect for showcasing this nurse saying.

    Notebook and pen set for nurse appreciation
  • Nurses Word Cloud — This exclusive Nurse 20 oz Basecamp® Tundra Bottle comes laser engraved with a collection of words that represent nurses, such as “passionate” and “compassion.” Your logo will be added in the center of the words for a truly memorable and unique giveaway.

    Insulated waterbottle with nurse appreciation word cloud

Whether you have your own ideas for a design, or are looking for more inspiration, Crestline’s art team is ready to create the perfect Nurses Day gifts for your staff. Here are a few more popular designs: