Right when I started a CC after high school, I honestly didn't know what to major in. I picked nursing on paper because nurses run in the family (I'm Filipino haha) and my older brother is a nurse and I tend to follow in his footsteps. Other than that, I really didn't care much for my academic and career future. First couple years I did so-so in college and didn't work, basically had the time of my life while being a college student. I even took the pre-reqs for nursing half-heartedly. The only thing I knew about nursing at the time was that it was awesome pay and a stable job; then again, at that time I didn't care much for either. I was young and it sounded nice to mention that to people when they asked about my major.
It wasn't until after I started working in the hospital as a lift tech that I realized that nursing was what I surely wanted to do. To put things short, since I primarily work in the ICU and CCU, I fell in love with the compassion those nurses have for their patients. Sure, each nurse may have nasty attitudes or terrible personalities at certain times or they may seem lazy or they may seem like they are not a good nurse; however, the part I fell in love with was how they were always there
for their patient. They listened sincerely to their patients and did everything they could to care for them, no matter how stressful they were. That's what I love. No matter how small of a thing you do for your patient, if it makes them smile or feel a just a tad bit better, then all that stress and hard work to become a nurse makes it completely worth it. Just turning a patient alone as a lift tech makes patients feel more comfortable. If turning a patient and putting a pillow under their side makes them happy, imagine what being their actual nurse would be to them
Halfway through nursing school, and it still 100% worth it, even as a student nurse!