I did not become a nurse because I was inspired by the care of an ailing family member received by a nurse.
I did not become a nurse to fix the nursing home my grandmother lived in.
I did not become a nurse to accomodate a person's passage into the afterlife.
I did not become a nurse to share in all of these wonderful private moments.
I did not become a nurse to motivate people to get through "the hard times".
I became a nurse because I love blood, guts, and gore. I love working weekends and holidays for extra money. I love working only 2 days a week and being paid for 3 for weekend option. I love the mobility and respect that comes with being a nurse. I love saving lives and cheating death. I love all the overtime I could want!
This is why I became a nurse and I'm very good at my job! Treat 'em and street 'em. If you are sick or concerned, come to me and if I can't help you, by George, I will find someone who will. I especially love poking people with needles and watching the first splash of blood splatter inside the test tube.
I love seeing the disease process. I love looking at a person and thinking, "I can't believe they survived that." Then I love looking at the same person 3 months later and then thinking, "I can't believe they're actually back to normal!!"
I really love all the stupid people that come through. They are the highlights of my day. I love to educate them. I love hearing their outrageous stories of self-entitlement. This may sound sarcastic, but it gives the best and most funny stories to laugh about at home with your husband or wife at dinner. It allows a plethora of communication and a way to bond. Without the stupid people coming to the ED, my love life may not even exist because it opens the way to such therapeutic laughter.
After graduation, I grew to love the special moments shared by myself and the patients. I enjoyed being that person people thanked for helping them. I enjoyed being rewarded for doing a job well-done. I enjoyed upping my income from prenursing by over $40,000 more per year
Nursing isn't just a job for me, its my livelihood. I treat my job with respect and dignity. I try my best to cut out the drama get straight to the point.
Sure, I didnt get into for all those sentimental reasons, but I know this is what I was meant to do. I know I will succeed in this profession and I kick major butt because I LOVE my job and enjoy every day I go to work.
Aug 19, '12
I became a nurse because I truly felt that it was a divine calling. No one could convince me that wasn't the case. I felt that there were so many things I could do, but this is what I should do. I believe I was young and very naive. Now, I stay in it because I'm looking to find something else that I am passionate about. I don't regret all the people I have met and all the experiences I have had. It's an interesting career field with a thousand different little roads. I love to hear other nurses talk about what they love about nursing. I also love to read the stories about little and big miracles that happens everyday. I pray that one day I will find my true calling. Please continue to share your passion for nursing.
Last edit by NewTexasRN on Aug 19, '12
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