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15 Inspirational Nursing Quotes & Sayings

updated: February 2, 2024
Quotes and Sayings for Nurses Appreciation Week

Nurses Appreciation Week starts on Monday, May 6, 2024 and ends on Sunday, May 12, 2024. Hospital Week is also celebrated in May, starting on May 12, 2024 and ending on May 18, 2024. 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.

scrubs shaped hot cold pack with nurse appreciation logo

1. 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!

Notepad and pen set with nurse appreciation quote

2. 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.

Red and black lunch cooler bag with nurse appreciation saying

3. 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.

Travel mug with nurses appreciation funny saying

4. 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.)

Fleece jacket with nurses appreciation saying

5. 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!

Cotton tote bag with nurses appreciation quote

6. 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.

Fleece blanket with nurses appreciation saying

7. Warm Up Time [OR] I’m Not on Call

Nurses work hard and deserve to relax on their days off. That’s why the Twirl Up Picnic Blanket is the perfect gift for them. Whether they want to enjoy a picnic in the park, a day at the beach, or an outdoor concert, a picnic blanket will make their experience more comfortable and enjoyable.

Coffee Mug with fun saying for nurses appreciation

8. Long Shift Survival Kit

A nurse is sure to appreciate this message on the 16 oz Campfire Mug. These trendy camp mugs are made of sturdy stainless steel coated in enamel for a rustic look and feel.

Appreciation kit with saying for nurses appreciation

9. 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!

Bluetooth speaker with fun saying for nurses appreciation week

10. 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.

Insulated travel coffee mug with nurse appreciation saying

11. 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.

Lunch bag with nurse appreciation saying

12. Nursing is a Work of Heart

Your nurses and hospital staff will love the Day Trip Lunch Bag for both work and weekend adventures.

Insulated stemless wine cup with nurse appreciation quote

13. Nurses Call the Shots

After a long shift, nurses can unwind while sipping out of the 12 oz Napa Stemless Wine Tumbler.

Notebook and pen set for nurse appreciation

14. 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.

Insulated waterbottle with nurse appreciation word cloud

15. 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.

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: