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What made you decide?

  1. 0 nurses

    what made you decide what field of nursing you will be into?

    what motivates you?

    how did you deal with the transition from being a student nurse to being an independent specialty nurse?
    Last edit by RNview on Jan 9, '05
  2. Visit  purplemania profile page
    what transition? Do you mean transitioning between school and work?

    I always loved babies so pedi nursing was a no-brainer for me. I am now in staff development because I like to teach. I am motivated by money, by feeling like I belong and by working with people I like. Not necessarily in that order.

    If you mean transitioning from school to work, I will say that my mature age when getting my RN made a difference ( I was >45). I had gotten to the point in life where my expectations of people and of myself had mellowed quite a bit. It was easier to take things in stride. Reality shock exists, but I believe it is due in part to unreal expectations of the new nurse. The trick is to hang in there and try to learn from seasoned nurses.