Well, to start off....my mom is a nurse and so is my brother!
But the real reason why I became a nurse was because of my son. My husband was in the military at the time, we were stationed in Texas, and I was over a 1000 miles away from my mom!
My son became sick, with a very high fever and I was scared to death.
My hubby and I rushed him to the ER. They put him through a variety of tests, including a lumbar puncture, and then finally admitted him. I was so stressed and so scared and no one really seemed to care. Medical jargon was being flung around and I understood NONE OF IT!!!!! I was calling my mom, trying to relay everything. My son's nurse came in the room and sat next to me. HE took my hand and started explaining things, in layman's terms and I could feel my pulse slow, and my stress decrease. This male nurse took time with me, more than any other nurse or doctor that day. He made me feel comfortable and safe. I trusted his opinions and advice. I called home and told my mom everything. My son ended up diagnosed with bacteremia and went home a few days later, but the impact that male nurse had on me has lasted a lifetime. He played a big role in my decision to become a nurse and I have modeled my style of nursing after his. So, you male nurses out there, this one's for you....... :hatparty: Thanks!