20 songs for nurses

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Sometimes when we’re listening to the radio, we feel as though an artist is talking directly to us. Here is a list of songs, suggested by nurses, to inspire you, comfort you, or make you smile. We swear they could have been written for or about nurses.

Songs to inspire and comfort

1. Everybody Hurts – R.E.M.
2. Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
3. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon and Garfunkel
4. How To Save A Life – The Fray
5. This Is Your Life (Album Version) – Switchfoot
6. Fix You – Coldplay
7. I Want To Hold Your Hand – Across the Universe Soundtrack
8. Night Nurse (Album Version) – Gregory Isaacs
9. The Nurse Who Loved Me – A Perfect Circle
10. Happy – Leona Lewis

Ten more songs that will make you smile…

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22 Responses to 20 songs for nurses

  1. JENNY

    In ACLS class we were told to do compressions to the beat of these songs. Another one bites the dust, and Staying alive. which one you pick depends on how the code is going. LOL

  2. im a music lover and i think all the listed songs esp for the nurses are all definitely compatible with our daily interactions and lifestyle as healthworkers which i can relate at all into coz i happen to be a nurse also and currently based here in singapore.

  3. pauleta blankenship

    love this site but really need some for the CNA’S out here who work just as hard!!!!!! if some times not harder aide not ur maid!!!!!!

  4. Katerina

    I never thought I could find Fix you in this list but I swear,every time I listen to that song it feels like a catharsis :)))

  5. Lori

    To the CNA’s…I am a RN of 5 years. I learned early in my career to respect my CNA’s. I am so grateful for all the work you all do. You truly do make my job easier.

  6. hard days nite for the noc nx

  7. Theresa KrzeMien

    I will fix you played as my favorite hospice patient took her last breaths with her dog at her side and surrounded by her family…and then they palyed it at her funeral service in Temple…I will never forget.

  8. Jean Malizia

    Teenage Enema Nurse “…there are no vacations just evacuations…” Off Killer Pussy’s Bikini Wax album. Old punks find comfort wherever we can. :)

  9. Amyjean

    I went from a Candy Striper at 12 yrs. Then on to a CNA at 16. I worked as a PCT throughout college for 4 years. You might say I climbed up the ladder. That is why my philosophy is I have respect for all areas and positions in healthcare and I would never say “That’s not my job” because I have done it all for the last 35 years.

  10. joyce

    During an extremely busy night shift I had a resident plop down in a chair & start belting out “Whipping Post” by the Allman Brothers”…..Ever since thats been my song to get me thru a bad shift

    • fyrdawg589 RN

      My first Friday afternoon in my first semester of nursing school (extreme shell shock) and I’m thinking “How am I going to keep this up for two years?” I get in my car, first song on the radio was “Whipping Post” by the Allman Brothers

  11. becky joslin

    stairway to heaven

  12. Michelle

    Another good song… “I Will Stand By You” by Rascal Flatts.

  13. Michelle

    Sorry, got the name wrong. It’s “I Won’t Let Go” by Rascall Flatts. Guess that’s what I get for listening to the song while I type. =)

  14. Karen

    There are some shifts where “The bitch is back” has a certain ring.

  15. mercy fuller

    luv all d songs …

  16. Gina

    I actually have “Take this job and shove it” as my ringtone for work! Another one for the list that was our graduation song, “Heal the world” (Michael Jackson)

  17. Kelley

    “I Will Survive”…became our anthem at the HD clinic I work at, during a major staffing crisis. :)

  18. Bev

    Dont Fear the Reaper– BOC

  19. fyrdawg589 RN

    Stayin’ Alive – The BeeGees
    Where’ve you been? – Kathy Matthea
    Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd

  20. fyrdawg589 RN

    Under Pressure – ZZ Top

  21. sunshinedaydream

    I love Skynyrd…but seriously..”that smell”?