My mom and great aunt were both nurses; my ex sister-in-law is still a nurse.
I wanted to be a nurse when I was a little girl, but in the fourth grade I changed
my mind; I wanted to be a veterinarian. After that I went through several
career choices: journalist, radio DJ, psychologist, musician, before finally
settling on a major in ART during my first go-round of college.
With my art degree I landed a graphic design job about 1.5 years after
graduation, but it took me only a year to lose that job.. I had to commute
a very long way for not much more than minimum wage... I didn't like
my boss... plus I just flat out didn't like the job; I felt very isolated.
It was actually a friend that I met, who was about to graduate from
, who inspired me to go for nursing. He told me
that he was going to work as a psychiatric nurse in a state
psych hospital. I thought it sounded like the coolest job ever.
Soooo.. since graduation, psych has been my specialty of choice,
but I've also done Med/Surge and LTC. I will be starting a new
LTC next week.