I have come back to it after telling my teacher in kindergarten I wanted to be a "baby nurse" after my brother was born.
I really enjoy helping people. My goal is to become a certified nurse midwife, but I've enjoyed nearly every rotation thus far (almost done with school!). I have spent time in acute care and LTC facilities with relatives over the course of my life, and I want to provide the care I wish they'd received.
I tossed around several ideas as I started thinking about college. When I decided to join the military, I had to choose a job. I became a hospital corpsman, which was more the medical side. I really, really enjoyed patient care, and it rekindled my desire to go back to school and do something about it. I started thinking about my options and what I wanted to do (first thought about med school, but I like nursing more), and landed on CNM. Never thought it would come around full circle the way that it has, but I'm really excited to get to it! I've attended several births over the years, including during my time in the Navy, and feel that it's a real honor to be a part of/witness to one of the most significant times in someone's life. I want to help make that experience for them as positive as possible.
I also like the pay, the flexibility, the variety... So many things about it that I love.
That's why I chose to be a nurse.