I was curious why all you guys out there became nurses.
For me, I was tired of construction work and I was on a roof in the middle of winter. Needless to say, I felt like I could do more with myself even though, construction work can be gratifying.
I originally signed up to be an EMT. I later found out that advancement and salary isn't as good compared to other healthcare professions. I volunteered in a hospital and ER and really liked what nurses did. But, didn't fully understand until I was in clinicals during the first level of nursing school. I still don't have a complete grasp.
After volunteering and many clinicals, I really started to enjoy nursing work. I have to admit that money was my main focus for becoming a nurse. Heck, nurses have the potential to make six figures.
However, after nursing work grew on me, my motivations have changed. I really don't care about the money. One can live frugally and still be happy with life. I've learned I can truly make a difference in many people's lives. Initially, it was the money but now, I want to be a nurse because of the infinite potential help and change someone for the better. I feel satisfied with my work almost 99.9% of the time. It's hard to do that.
So, why did you all become a nurse?