I'm glad I listened to my mom way back then when it came time to decide what to do with my life. I chose nursing knowing I'd have job choices and security. Most importantly, I'd never have to depend on a man or be stuck in a bad marriage. And wouldn't you know it, I ended up in a horrible marriage (to an alcoholic.....imagine that.....but that's a whole new thread). I am divorced now with three kids at home. Being an RN/BSN has allowed me to move almost anywhere, work where I want, the hours I want and with whom I want. Where else can you get hired on the spot?? Most importantly though is the emotional paycheck I get each day I go to work from the kids I work with. I work on a pediatric hematology/oncology unit here in Austin, TX and look forward to my day. I am constantly amazed by these kids and their families (my problems really are that small in comparison). My employer is exceptional....lots of education, freebies and of course, food....ha ha
I've been a RN now for 18 years and am still learning new things about my profession and about myself too.
Would I do it again? A definately yes.