Stephen F. Austin State University

Richard and Lucille DeWitt School of Nursing

Nursing Inspriation for the Winter Months

" My inspiration for nursing was, and always will be, an innate sense of responsibility to care for others." ~ Janet Lutomski

Nurses - one of the few blessings of being ill. ~Sara Moss-Wolfe

"Nursing is a profession with a mission"~ Unknown

Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter's or sculptor's work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God's spirit? It is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts. ~Florence Nightingale

When I think about all the patients and their loved ones that I have worked with over the years, I know most of them don't remember me nor I them. But I do know that I gave a little piece of myself to each of them and they to me and those threads make up the beautiful tapestry in my mind that is my career in nursing. ~Donna Wilk Cardillo, A Daybook for Beginning Nurses

Whether a person is a male or female, a nurse is a nurse. ~Gary Veale

Nursing is not for everyone. It takes a very strong, intelligent, and compassionate person to take on the ills of the world with passion and purpose and work to maintain the health and well-being of the planet. No wonder we're exhausted at the end of the day! ~Donna Wilk Cardillo


If love can't cure it, nurses can. ~Author Unknown

Panic plays no part in the training of a nurse. ~Elizabeth Kenny

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Graduation Information

Graduation for any student at SFA is a monumental moment. Nursing student may want to show off their well deserved work by wearing a Nursing Stole. This is the Nursing Stole students may purchase to wear at graduation. (check the local bookstores for ordering information)

The purple cord is NOT part of the stole. This is recognition of induction into the Omicron Eta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, at the DeWitt School of Nursing.