10 Mantras for Nursing Students

When you enroll in an accelerated nursing program in New York, you are working toward a great career that has the potential to change many lives, including your own. The road to becoming a nurse is full of twists and turns, but one of the most important things to remember is that if you are determined enough, you will make it through the 16 months in the Utica College accelerated nursing program and that it will all be worth it. For some, the light at the end of the tunnel is enough to get them through. For others, a little motivation is needed.

We at Utica Nursing believe that one way to stay inspired is to recite mantras to yourself when times get tough. We have picked a few mantras that will help nursing students stay positive when studying for tests or during long clinical shifts. We invite you to recite a few of these words of wisdom with us when stress or self-doubt comes knocking on your door. For daily motivation and updates on the nursing field, we also encourage those of you who use Instagram to follow us @Utica_Nursing and all to connect with us on other social media channels.

Florence Nightingale quote

“I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuses.” -Florence Nightingale

Nelson Mandela quote

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”-Nelson Mandela

Carolyn Jarvis quote

“The character of the nurse is as important as the knowledge she possesses.” -Carolyn Jarvi

Diana Scharf quote

“Goals are dreams with deadlines.”-Diana Scharf

Val Saintsbury quote

“Nurses dispense comfort, compassion and caring without even a prescription.” -Val Saintsbury 

nurse in scrubs

“Be modest, be respectful of others, try to understand.” -Lakhdar Brahimi

Mother Theresa quote

“The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.” -Mother Teresa

Christine Belle quote

“Our job as nurses is to cushion the sorrow and celebrate the joy, everyday, while we are just doing our jobs.” -Christine Belle

Sydney Harris quote

“Happiness is a direction, not a place.” -Sydney J. Harris

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

We hope some of these mantras will stay in your head the next time you are feeling in need of some motivation during nursing school. Don’t forget to join us each week for new inspiring quotes and #MotivationMonday on Instagram, so follow us @Utica_Nursing as well as on Facebook and LinkedIn. If you are ready to embark on your journey towards becoming a nurse, please contact us today to learn more about our accredited nursing program in New York!

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