Nursing Personality - page 2

I need some help making a decision... I am 30yrs. old and recently let go from a fast paced executive career due to a corporate buy out. For years I have wondered if I would make a good nurse, but... Read More

  1. by   eldernurse
    Everyone worth their salt has, at one time or another, wondered if they did the right thing. We have all gone home sick to our stomach about something that happened or that we had to endure. We have all had wonderful days and bad days. Nursing is like the manic-depression of jobs. If you can take it, do it.
  2. by   NurseDianne
    Aren't we all confused when it comes to changing careers? My husband worked at "Waffle House" as a cook for 12 years, he also had a second job as an orderly at a local hospital. When he decided to go to nursing school, people laughed and said "Can't do a man's job?" or "What makes you think a cook can be a nurse?"
    Well I am proud to say, my man has now been a nurse for over 7 years, does an excellent job and loves his work.
    Do your own thing hon! Like they say, follow your heart.
    Also, if you can't shadow, work as a CNA or Ward Clerk. Anything to get you close as possible to the health field. Just to try it out.
  3. by   Tookie
    Kristie2377
    said it very well


    - My thoughts are
    If you think the glove will fit - try it on - and see if you can wear it.

    Explore, the world is always full of opportunities - as is nursing - good luck

    Tookie
    Last edit by Tookie on Aug 29, '02
  4. by   JAYNE :DANCE:
    DO WHAT YOUR HEART TELLS YOU TO DO........IT IS USUALLY RIGHT......
  5. by   GPatty
    You decide what YOU want to do and be in life....
    Don't let others make that decision for you.

    God Bless~
    Julie
  6. by   KARRN3
    WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A NURSE, COMPASSION FOR PEOPLE-A DESIRE TO HELP-A STRONG WORK ETHIC , BEING VERY ORGANIZED AND A SENSE OF HUMOR HELPS. NURSING IS A WONDERFUL PROFESSION AND IF YOU'RE CONSIDERING IT THEN YOU SHOULD THINK ABOUT WHAT TYPE OF NURSING YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO. NURSING IS VERY DIVERSE, IF YOU CAN NARROW THE FIELD THEN MAYBE CONTACT A HOSPITAL TO SHADOW A NURSE OR MAYBE WORK IN THE AREA YOU ARE CONSIDERING AS AN AIDE
    OR A UNIT TECH TO SEE WHAT THE NURSES DO. THAT MAY GIVE
    YOU MORE OF A SENSE IF NURSING IS FOR YOU.DON'T LET ANYONE ELSE MAKE YOUR DECISION FOR YOU. I WAS A JUNIOR IN COLLEGE IN BUSINESS ADM. I CHANGED TO NURSING-IT'S BEEN 15 YEARS NOW AND I WOULDN'T TRADE A DAY OF IT-NURSES HELP PEOPLE,WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
  7. by   mario_ragucci
    There are several career courses at most colleges. Take some time and discover you anew. Personality tests can help point you in the right directions. Nursing does require a specific persoanlity, or at least a propensity to care for and show compasion for sick PT's, in a professional way.
    I like the Myers-Briggs test. Many of these persoanlity tests are on the computer, and they are good. Best of luck to you!

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