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Guys: what made you want to go into nursing?

  1. 0 I am aiming to go to nursing school......and wanted insight as to why you guys went into/going into nursing ......
    sidenote:.my family thinks it would be "wiser" for me to go into medicine, being that im "young" and all, and think i should strive for more of a "challenge" and more "respect", hence go into medicine......??:spin:
  2. Visit  Canadian eh? profile page

    About Canadian eh?

    Joined Jul '09; Posts: 31; Likes: 2.

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  3. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    Just tell your family what one of my male coworkers told his:

    "I have a degree.

    I made over $130K last year without overhead.

    My malpractice insurance is a lot cheaper.

    My hours are better than a doctors."

    And the one I laughed the hardest at was "girls fathers trust you for some reason, once they find out she's dating a "male" nurse".
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  4. Visit  systoly profile page
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    At the time, it was an automatic promotion in rank.
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  5. Visit  Canadian eh? profile page
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    Quote from systoly
    At the time, it was an automatic promotion in rank.

    i JUST WANT TO interrupt and say THANKS FOR ALL THE POSTS guys and gals, KEEPEM coming,,.all of you share interesting perspectives......as for systoly...what do you mean by your post????
  6. Visit  systoly profile page
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    Quote from Canadian eh?
    i JUST WANT TO interrupt and say THANKS FOR ALL THE POSTS guys and gals, KEEPEM coming,,.all of you share interesting perspectives......as for systoly...what do you mean by your post????
    Sorry, I was very vague. I was in the military at the time, had just been promoted and my next promotion was not at all in near sight. Successful completion of the nursing program was an automatic promotion to the next rank, regardless of time in rank or grade.
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  7. Visit  DuluthMike profile page
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    I chose a profession with the highest saturation of attractive women to work with.

    (:
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  8. Visit  systoly profile page
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    Quote from DuluthMike
    I chose a profession with the highest saturation of attractive women to work with.

    (:

    Hence the term reality shock.
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  9. Visit  Canadian eh? profile page
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    so true.......but really, how often do male RNs form relationships with female RNs in their own unit, yet alone other units?? lol
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  10. Visit  groovy jeff profile page
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    tell your family that you want to treat people, not conditions.
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  11. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    Two of my male coworkers married RNs that work in the same hospital.

    Hey, just because I'm middle aged and no longer built like Heidi Klum doesn't mean I'm NOT somebody's eye candy.

    You young ones have no respect...
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  12. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    See, I made you smile!
  13. Visit  Alabama Marine Nurse profile page
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    I got into Nursing because of the ability to make a good living for my Family. The more I get into it the more I really enjoy helping the Patients.
    Phoenixbyrd likes this.
  14. Visit  Vossome profile page
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    I was on a clinical rotation for an EMT class I was taking at the time in the ER, and I just watched the nurses in action- and it was unbelievable how much autonomy, respect, and confidence they all had in their work. I knew right then and there- I wanted to do this job. The security of the profession, the compensation, and the continuing education and promotional opportunities are a massive bonus as well!

    I strive to be a NP someday, and to this day my Primary Care Physician still asks me during my yearly physicals, "Why not become a PA or go to med school and become a doctor?" and the answer is quite simple, I LOVE the art and science of Nursing.
    CountyRat, Phoenixbyrd, and HouTx like this.

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