Just out of curiousity, why did you initially become a nurse? I have heard a wide range of answers from people I know, and wouldn't mind getting a few more!
Aug 11, '01
i became a nurse because of many different reasons. of course, there's the standard - "i want to help people" that everyone says when you ask this question. there is more to it than that. i was a late bloomer. graduated from high school in 91. you could say 'i've been trying to find myself'. i've had influences along the way that steered me into nursing. my mom is not a nurse but has worked in healthcare as a physical therapist. an ex-boyfriends' sister was an l&d nurse and i was absolutely fascinated with her stories. i also have a very good friend who was interested in nursing and we went through the same adn program -graduated together this may! i now work in the or while my friend works l&d, one floor up from me, in the same hospital.
i also felt that i wanted a stable career that held respect within the community. the steady paycheck wasn't bad either.
the variety of opportunity within nursing is also a big plus. there are not many careers out there where you have so many options! you also can find a job no matter where you go. -inside and outside the us.
so far, it's been a wonderful experience. i've learned a lot and gained self-esteem and confidence. i really can't see myself getting burnt out to the point of hating it like some of the nurses that have made postings to this bb.
what part of kc are you from? i'm a northlander myself. :d
Last edit by KC CHICK on Aug 12, '01
Aug 12, '01
I became a nurse because It was always something that I wanted to do. My aunt has been a BSN RN in Tennesee long before BSNs were common, and I remember thinking when i was younger that she was the smartest person I had ever met. She was always calm and cool in any situation. I wanted to be like that too.
I love being a student, and I love what I do. I have plans to either become a CRNA or go to med school, and I fully believe that the best doctors are those who were nurses first. I love the rush I get from being in a bad situation and pulling through. I love knowing that something I did is a direct result of why someone is still alive. I also love the respect I get from my friends and family. I love being the first one my family and friends call when an accident happens, and I love being able to reassure them, and share everything that i have learned.
I have been at a university since my Junior year of high school. I got accepted to Wichita State University in Kansas during my sophomore year of high school, so during the summers, i moved to Kansas to take more classes. Then the first week of my senior year of high school, I got my acceptance letter to Truman.
Truman is the only school I have ever wanted to attend. Yes, mostly because of the status of making it here. Its the top University in the midwest, and its hard to get in, and even harder to stay in. And it is nice to have people say "wow, you go to truman?" I have 3 years down, 9 months to go. Its been an awesome experience! I am so glad that I went for it.
Now, after I went to the university that i wanted to attend, and will soon have my degree, i get to spend the rest of my life working in a profession that I always wanted to be in. To me, It has all been "my dream come true."
Last edit by BrandyBSN on Aug 12, '01