Like many in the past or currenlty (i'm assuming), i'm having an internal dilemma of whether or not to pursue nursing. I have applied recently to uoft's accelerated nursing program and hope to get in...but even if I do the i'm unsure of whether or not nursing is the right choice. While this is obviously highly subjective- to the students and recent grads out there -what are your thoughts? did you make the right choice or have you come to regret it in some way? what have your experiences been with nursing in a hospital and as a student?
well the main reason I want to be a nurse is because I like the idea of being able to do something important and make a good salary at the same time. i also like the fact that there's so much variety within the nursing profession and that through obtaining additional education like a masters degree there is so much upward mobility (policy, administration, teaching, research etc.) however, not having actually experienced or seen any of this for myself I realize that these may be romanticized notions of what nursing is or could be.
Also, the idea of starting out "anywhere" doesnt sit well with me which I know will be a problem, but I can't shake it. I either want to work in community health nursing or emergency/trauma nursing (vastly different I know, which really just again attests to my confusion)
Last edit by tashap18 on Apr 6, '12