38 Funny and Inspiring Nurse Retirement Quotes


Working hard for most part of your life deserves a long, good rest – hence, retirement. It’s the ultimate reward for all the overtime you took, the pressures of meeting deadlines, and the agonizing feeling of waking up early almost every single day.

For nurses, retirement is an even more appealing possibility, a grand venture into a new life where answering phone calls is not as stressful and you’re allowed to take long lunches. Imagine having to go through crippling hours working on the wards and taking care of countless patients at the expense of one’s own health and even personal life?

Nursing is a noble profession. Nurses are comforted by the fact that they’re helping other people get better and by helping others, they’re helping the world get better. It still doesn’t erase the fact that they’re overworked and sometimes even neglected and underappreciated.

So when a nurse is up for retirement, it’s definitely something to celebrate. And to do just that, we’ve rounded up these funny and inspirational retirement quotes that will strike a cord in you today.

I survived a Nursing career. My sanity is still intact… somewhat.

I’ve seen it, smelled it, touched it, heard it, stepped in it. #retirednurse

A Nurse begins life at retirement when they can safely answer their phones again.

A retired Nurse never stops nurturing and caring.

When you stop living at work and start working at living — RETIREMENT.

RETIRED. Goodbye Tension. Hello Pension.

It’s Monday again. Oh wait, I’m retired!!!

Doing what I want, when I want. RETIRED.

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. – C.S. Lewis

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I thank you for your part in my journey.

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying Goodbye so hard.

Oh, the places you’ll go! Congratulations. Today is your day. You’re off to great places. You’re off and away! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself. Any direction you choose. – Dr. Seuss

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I’m gonna make the rest of my life the BEST of my life.

Retirement is waking up in the morning with nothing to do and by bedtime having done only half of it.

Retirement Schedule:
Monday – Brush Teeth
Tuesday – Shave
Wednesday – Shower
Thursday – Trim Toenails
Friday – Trim Nose Hairs
Saturday – Change Underwear
Sunday – Drink Beer

Retired rules to relax by:
1. You get 6 Saturdays and 1 Sunday every week.
2. Bedtime is 3 hours after you fall asleep.
3. Formal attire is shoes.
4. We love to count pennies because we have time.
5. A long lunch is… normal.
6. I never know when my lunch break starts or my coffee break ends.
7. Am I bored? No way.

What do you call a person who is happy on Monday? Retired.

Re-tire-ment: (noun): where everyday is Saturday!

Retirement is like a long vacation in Las Vegas. The goal is to enjoy it the fullest, but not so fully that you ran out of money. – Jonathan Clements

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There is a whole new kind of life ahead, full of experiences just waiting to happen. Some call it retirement. I call it bliss. – Betty Sullivan

Retirement only means it’s time for a new adventure.

Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else. – Fred Rogers

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I can’t wait till I retire so I can get up early on weekdays to drive around slowly and make everyone late to work.

Retirement’s the most wonderful thing. I get to enjoy all the things I never stopped to notice on the way up. After an extraordinary life, it’s time to enjoy my retirement. – Patrick Macnee

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Retirement is a blank sheet of paper. It is a chance to redesign your life into something new and different. – Patrick Fole

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I’m pretty tired. I think I’ll go home now. – Every retired nurse ever.

You will know you are a retired nurse when answering your phone actually makes you happy.

A retired nurse is just like a regular nurse, only way happier and more rested.

Retirement, a time to do what you want to do, when you want to do it, where you want to do it and how you want to do it. – Catherine Pulsifer

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Retire from work, but not from life. – M.K. Soni

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Retirement is not the end of the road. It is the beginning of the open highway.

My nursing career might be ending, but I’m not slowing down yet!

Retirement is doing whatever you want, whenever, and being able to tell yourself with a sense of victory: “I deserve this.”

Retirement is saying goodbye to that Monday morning feeling… forever.

How do you know it’s time to retire? It’s when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it!

I enjoy waking up and not having to go to work. So I do it three or four times a day. – Gene Perret

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Retirement is wonderful if you have two essentials: much to live on and much to live for.
You can’t retire from being great.

Retired nurses make the best grandmas.