Why did you become a nurse?

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    We all have our reasons to why we wanted to become a nurse. Why not share them? What made you go into nursing school? What was your motivation in your quest to become a nurse?



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    Hey, Brian. I became a nurse to "help" people in a hands on manner and have a career that I would always be challenged in and be forever learning. Many careers "help" people, but most fields in nursing require hands on care and no case is ever the same and there will always be updates and better ways of providing care, so it's a learning process. Plus, this is a career field that is its own little world, so the possibilities are endless.
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    I wanted a stable job doing work that was interesting and that also had some element of personal satisfaction.

    After 3 years of paying my dues, I've pretty much found what I was looking for. The personal satisfaction varies from patient to patient but I find that there are at least a couple every shift and sometimes several. There are usually a few turkeys, as well ;-)
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    I wanted a job that had set hours, and when I am not there I did not have to think about it, or be on call 24 hrs a day. I work 2 days a week and can support myself, and have health insurance, plus my work is interesting.
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    Eyeballs


    A little more info: I wanted to be a nurse who works in eye surgery/Ophthalmology. And now I am.
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    Quote from DutchRN09
    I wanted a job that had set hours, and when I am not there I did not have to think about it.
    I wish I would have known this my first 6 months, maybe I wouldn't have woken up at 3 in the morning wondering if I remembered to do this or that. It took me a while to figure out someone else was there caring for the patient and that it was going to be all right. I could hang up my super hero cape and go back to sleep.
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    job stability, ease of getting a job almost anywhere in the country (lol), pay rate, variety of hours and positions
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    Quote from nursefrances
    Eyeballs


    A little more info: I wanted to be a nurse who works in eye surgery/Ophthalmology. And now I am.
    Glad that you like that. Eyeballs are creepy to me. I could never work in eye surgery.
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    It was a course that offer me the chance to be with other people and be a part of a team that can help people get better.
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    At about 4 yrs old I wanted to be a nurse simply because I wanted ''to be good.''


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