Quote from maggiofliore
hehe I do think nurses are made and born (as in with personality traits favoring nursing as a profession)
Agreed. Almost anyone can go to school to learn to be a nurse, but it's the inherent traits a person has that will determine if nursing will be a successful
career for them. That's not to say inborn traits can't be improved upon and/or overcome...they can.
On the other hand, you can have those necessary traits for nursing but still bottom out when it comes to learning the necessary skills. Compassion is great, but if I'm struggling to breathe, don't sit there holding my hand going, "there there..."--instead drop my hand and see why I'm not breathing!
So it's a little of both: being born a nurse and being made.
I leave it to you to figure out what some of those traits are