I was a housekeeper for a long time, and I would observe the nurses. When my hospital started offering tuition forgiveness, I took it up, because after watching the nurses, I decided that it would be good for me. I'm good with people, I'm responsible, I'm caring. I went through the nursing program, which is difficult, I won't deny it. But its soooo worth it in the end. I agree with the other posts when they say try being a nurse aide first. You work along side the nurse and it really gives you a feel for what nursing is like. Now granted, some days will be better than others, and there are problems that arise, and you might not get along with all your coworkers, but that happens with any job. I worked as a nurse aide while I went to nursing school
, and I found a great group of nurses that kind of took me under their wing and showed me some interesting stuff before I learned it in school--it was nice to have an advantage. And it helped on the clinical unit also. Give it a try, if you like being an aide, you will most likely like being a nurse!