The Little Blue Book of Nurses' Wisdom (Little Books) (Hardcover)

The Little Blue Book of Nurses' Wisdom (Little Books) By Nacole T. Riccaboni, Patrick McMurray (Foreword by) Cover Image

The Little Blue Book of Nurses' Wisdom (Little Books) (Hardcover)


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Nursing is an exceptional profession that will fill your heart and, at the same time, empty your tank.

Nurses work countless hours forming community bonds and forming lasting relationships. They impact the ones around them with their attention to detail, caregiving, and unwavering advocacy. Nursing tasks are never singular, one-dimensional objectives but rather diverse, multifaceted check boxes nurses work on and implement to improve their patients' health outcomes.

No nurse is the same, no patient is the same. Each nursing shift provides a different experience; adaptation is essential each and every hour. Nurses are chameleons and leaders who go above and beyond, making it all work out and making it the impossible look simplistic.
Nursing is a profession that cannot be quantified in one sentence, and nurses aren't individuals who have linear mindsets. Whether you are a nurse, know a nurse, or on your way to being a nurse, The Little Blue Book of Nurses' Wisdom will remind you of just how great nursing is and how much support the nursing profession offers individuals worldwide. Read and reflect on each quote. Allow these words to touch your heart and trigger memories of your present and future self.

​Nursing isn't merely a profession. It is a mindset. Let your mood be empowered and encouraged by these wonderful messages.

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” —Benjamin Franklin

"Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.” —Anna Taylor

“Kindness can transform someone’s dark moment with a blaze of light. You’ll never know how much your caring matters.” —Amy Leigh Mercree

“We overestimate the event and underestimate the process. Every fulfilled dream occurred because of dedication.” —John C. Maxwell

“We hardly ever talk about trauma afterwards, because it helps to live in a world where we can pretend it never happened.” —Joyce Rachelle

"There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed." —Ray Goforth
Nacole T. Riccaboni, MSN, APRN is an acute care nurse practitioner working in Orlando, Florida. She has been a registered nurse in the state of Florida for ten years and was born and raised in Kissimmee, Florida. She decided to become a nurse when she was involved in a drunk-driving incident as a young girl, during which the nurse who cared for her inspired her greatly. She received a Masters of Science in Nursing degree from the University of South Alabama. She loves meeting and caring for the individuals within her community and enjoys what the nursing profession has and continues to provider her. She runs the successful website Find her on IG: @NurseNacole.

Patrick McMurray, BSN, RN is a second-generation registered nurse with more than eight years of diverse nursing experience working as a nurse in the CVICU, as a hospital float pool nurse, and most recently as a clinical nurse at the University of NC at Chapel Hill (UNC) Medical Center in Chapel Hill, NC. Patrick is an ardent supporter of community college nursing education programs. He is a graduate student pursuing a Master of Science in nursing, focusing on nursing education at Western Governors University, and adjunct nursing faculty member at Robeson Community College in Lumberton, N.C. In his spare time, Patrick enjoys reading, hiking, and learning about astronomy and marine sciences. Find him on IG @PatMacRN and on his website:
Product Details ISBN: 9781510767416
ISBN-10: 151076741X
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication Date: April 5th, 2022
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Little Books
“Nacole is the type of nurse every new grad should have as a mentor: bright, compassionate, funny, committed to the best patient care, and dedicated to paying it forward. This book makes that wisdom and spirit available to everyone.” —Beth Toner, RN, MSN, MJ