I m new to this website and nursing in general. I just graduated college less than a month ago with a degree in communications. i have been considering going back to school for a degree in nursing because I believe I will not be able to find a decent job in the communications field. People have always said you would be such a good nurse because you are compassionate. Can someone please tell me what the characteristics of a good nurse is? it would really benefit me and help me sort out what I want to do with my life. Can someone give me some advice. Should I try to stick it out for a few years in my chosen profession or should I apply to a accelerated nursing program. Is it right to do something based on what is a reliable, steady profession. I m definitely in a post college crisis.