Well when I was in junior high school and high school I had always dreamed of becoming a pediatrician. I really had no clue what everything involved in becoming a doctor. Well, I had a change of events that occured. When I had my daughter almost 5 years ago I had some truly horrible nurses during labor/delivery and postpartum. They treated me horribly and I thought to myself that is NO way to treat a patient. No matter what. NO patient deserve that kind of rude behavior in their time of need. So after I had my daughter a few months after that I talked to an advisor at school about becoming a nurse. She gave me some info on all the nursing schools
in my area, she gave me some career info/brochures on nursing and she was even so nice and told me her sister is a nurse and her sister loves to help out people especially young moms because her sister was once a young single mom too. So she gave me her number and I called her sister and she told me everything about being a nurse. Recommended some books on being a nurse and a doctor. I read up and decided that nursing will best suit my career plans and my personality.
Sure a doctor makes money but is it REALLY worth the extra stress, the extra high cost of malpractice insurance
. Besides doctors focus more on the scientific, the diagnosis, the pathology side of medicine. Nursing focus on the scientific too but nurses also focus on the well-being, the art, the care of it all. I wanted to me more on the art/well-being side.
Doctors spend a lot of time in school, a lot of time during residency/intership, a lot of time away from their families. Having to be on call a lot. Being a doctor just isn't for me.
Looking back, I am glad I went towards nursing and not the other way around. My cousin just graduated from medical school and looking at what she went too. I thank God that he helped me decide that was not the route for me to take.