Why a Nurse? - page 2

Hey fellas, so just thought I'd see everyone else's thoughts on this? 1) WHY NURSING? 2) AGE? 3) LIFE GOAL AFTER NURSING? 1) I choose nursing to be a direct impact on people's lives and... Read More

  1. by   cthoman32
    Quote from Ant24
    Hey fellas, so just thought I'd see everyone else's thoughts on this?
    2) AGE?

    1) I choose nursing to be a direct impact on people's lives and encourage people to do things they think they can't do.
    2) 23
    3) Possibly working towards a masters in nursing or going the pre-med route. Would like to work as an ER nurse and ICU nurse for a couple of years. Also considering the idea of flight nursing...
    1) I developed a love for first aid and CPR as a lifeguard, and have always wanted to expand my skill set to include as many interventions for saving lives as possible. I just started school, but I'm already also discovering that I really like the way nurses do things and have to think as well. I think it's fantastic what nurses do and know it's the right fit now.

    2) 21

    3) Become a Nurse Practitioner after at least 5 years of practice. Possible travel nursing after finding a boyfriend/fianc (yeah I'm gay) and hopefully finding somewhere besides the U.S. to live and practice! I'd really like to see how Australia is, and if not there then Italy or Spain.
  2. by   mperal10
    There's a shortage of male nurses. So i'm in.

    in the age of 24-30.

    finish up as a graduate student in nursing then get my MBA at Stanford, Harvard, or Whorton. From there, travel and help the world with non-profits.

  3. by   gonzalal
    Why Nursing? All my life I wanted to be a physician, life is hard and my dream never came true; after years in the Dental field I wanted to became a Dental Hygienist until my wife gave birth to our little girl... the Nurse did EVERYTHING!!! the Dr, walk by our room just wave and leave.
    That Nurse was like 25 or 29 yo but my god, she did an awesome job

    I'm 38

    Goal: Pediatrics; I work for a Pedi Department now Hospital based Dental residency program so we have once a week OR procedures and well I would like to became an OR nurse... Let's see!
  4. by   strings85
    1) Why nursing?

    I think nursing is an excellent career choice for me. I have always been a person who enjoys helping people. I currently work as a CNA and am hopefully getting in to a nursing program shortly. I love my job (even though it pays ****,) I love interacting with patients, and I love knowing that I have done my best to make someone feel just a bit more comfortable.



    3) Life goals after nursing?

    Well as far as my nursing goals go, I would love to focus on becoming an RN and eventually becone an advanced practice nurse of some sort. I really don't know which type yet, but I'm sure I will decide with more experience. I do know that whatever I do I want to work with children. Not infants, but adolescent through teenagers. Im just drawn to pediatrics, and I'm a bit goofy and I think I would really enjoy working with children.

    As far as LIFE goals are concerned, I just want to be successful, and be able to take care of the people I love. Eventually have kids, buy a home, and just be able to live comfortably.
  5. by   moksiu77
    1) After working in healthcare related IT for 6 years I realized that I would prefer interacting directly with people rather than machines. Even though providing support to my users was quite rewarding at times I can only imagine what directly affecting peoples life will feel like? I want to be there on the floor - helping, educating and improving others life on as many levels as possible.

    2) 35

    3) I am planning to start my RN this fall. Next step would be BSN and finally MSN.
  6. by   hodgieRN
    ...because chicks dig nurses.
  7. by   ksgirl2012
    Why Nursing?.....well, my dad would only pay for an RN or MD degree. I was lazy, didn't want to spend 8+ years for the MD. I thought Nursing
  8. by   ksgirl2012
    Wow! Just realized that most of my post got cut off! Lol, guess I shouldn't post and run....
  9. by   VW Dork
    I chose nursing because I thoroughly enjoy helping people in any and every-way possible. I also am ver passionate about human anatomy and physiology.

    I'm 20

    My plans are to finish with my BSN, work and gain experience in different settings if possible, my goal is to start med-school and to become a surgeon. Unsure as to what I'd like to specialize in right now, but I'm sure that I'll figure that out as my education progresses.
  10. by   dwitb
    I chose nursing for several reasons. I enjoyed watching the care my twins received in the NICU and the care I gave them after coming home and I was impressed with the care my Dad received in a trauma ICU before he passed. I feel the need to help others in similar situations


    I want to be in the ICU and work on my BSN then possibly either ACNP or maybe CRNA
  11. by   blackvans1234
    1) Why the heck not!?
    Seriously though, I always wanted to help people, thought about doing Physical therapist, did many hours of volunteering at local hospital's inpatient rehab, then took my CNA on a whim. Made it through, ended up getting a job on that very unit I volunteered on, just because of my volunteer experience

    2) 21, will be 22 in march 2013

    3) Step one, graduate nursing school (ASN spring 2014), step two, get yob in Fl. Do not pass go, do not collect 200 dollars until steps 1 and 2 are complete. But very likely I will get a BSN (see step 1)
  12. by   StayHumble11
    I'm 24 and nursing won me over after going back n forth with trying to decide on a major
  13. by   future_anesthetist
    1) The only career option with real meaning.
    2) 21
    3) Just graduated with ADN and will finish BSN in 2014. I'll work in ICU and specialize in anesthesia. Or, wherever life takes me. I'm in for the journey