The reason I've decided to pursue nursing is two-fold. I have many family members that are nurses. Some chose nursing as their first (and only) career, and others went back to school in adulthood. I've always found it a fascinating profession. The second reason I have decided to pursue nursing was due to my involvement in a rescue operation at a boating accident last year. I ended up being one of the first on scene to a deadly crash. I walked away from that day with a deeper appreciation for life in general and a strong desire to actually HELP people. I'm currently taking pre-reqs and am hoping to start a BSN program in a couple years (I work a very busy FT job and will only be able to take 1 or 2 pre reqs a semester.) How do you know that becoming a nurse is the "Right" thing to do?
Thanks for any thoughts!!
My story might be a little lengthy.
Anyways, ever since I was 16 and first started college I always had interest in nursing. However, family always told me I couldn't do it, so I believed them and went towards other things I really didn't care to do. Fast forward about 5 years of college, and my 5 month old son gets cancer. Because of his diagnosis, and having to do a lot of the thing a home health aide would have to do - I realized maybe I CAN do this. Having to do injections, medications, broviac flushes/dressing changes, and the like just made me realize how well I handled this. Plus, I went to a medical assisting school briefly which made me realize I had an affinity for medical things and enjoyed it(I'd get 100's on everything). Anyways, I spoke with many nurses about it, who told me that if I can handle doing all of this with my own child(even holding him down because his broviac got a bubble in it, so it could be splinted), then I could definitely handle it with someone else's.
So, here I am. Chemistry is halfway done, next semester is AP 1 & 2, Microbiology in the wintermester, apply in the Spring. I finally feel accomplished, like I'm actually doing something for myself. I want to be that person that those nurses were for me.
Last edit by Idiosyncratic on Jun 21, '13
: Reason: forgot to add something. :P