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You are reading page 4 of Curious female here! :). If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

I was just always wondering why not more wanting to be nurses as their first career? What changed your mind?

I think most of us didn't consider nursing initially because it just isn't on the radar of most men.

I was in my mid 20's when I became an EMT. I knew I wanted to be in a helping/caring profession where I could give back to the world, but only came to nursing after a lot of research, soul searching, and rational decision making.

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My first career choice was the army and did that for 6 years as an infantryman. In my company I took a course and was designated a combat lifesaver. This job required some general things such as dressings and CPR along with IV's. It was then that I Discovered that I wanted to be something in hte medical field. When I got out I learned my school would be covered by the VA. I just graduated with a B.S. In Biology/Natural science. They are also sending me to a EKG/Phlebotomy course that starts next week. After I get done with that I will work ad continue with school for RN. I pulled up the program and I can transfer 30 of the 70 credits needed for RN. In a sense it was my first career choice bit glad Ive recieved the Liberal arts degree because I may pursue NP or PA at some point.

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i was just wondering how many gentlemen out there chose nursing as their first profession? i just graduated in may and in my nursing program of 85 people, there were eight men. all of them, but one chose nursing as a second career. i was just always wondering why not more wanting to be nurses as their first career? what changed your mind? have you always wanted to be a nurse, if so why not your first career chose? thanks, i have just always wondered-laura :)

first of all congratulations on your latest accomplishment. in answer to your questions i will say, i always knew nursing was & is my passion. however, my next goal is to become a crna, best wishes on all of your future endeavors...ciao~ :cool:

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These are some nice stories. Thanks for asking !!!

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Nursing was not my first profession nor desire. I have a degree in Anthropology and Biology with a minor in Stats....nursing opportunity kinda came unexpectedly and I really really enjoyed it and still do. Honestly, I was surprised at how great the nursing profession is and am glad I took the opportunity when it presented itself.

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With my degree in Anthropology, I found that I could play a mean game of trivial pursuit and also work as a restaurant manager. You think nursing has long crappy hours, wait until you open and close a restaurant! Wanted to do something that didn't require 5 day weeks and didn't have me making money for GE or something. Totally love it and have gotten a couple of male friends to get their nursing degrees!

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Nursing is not my first profession, but it is my first choice. By this I mean that I was married at 19 and did whatever I had to do to put food on the table. I happened to enjoy carpenter work for 14 years, and didn't enjoy some other jobs. I have always wanted to be a nurse but wasn't in a position to get into it until 2009...

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Prior to becoming a nurse I was a submariner, an electrical technician, air-conditioning technician and a gardener. To me they were just jobs. Nursing is my chosen career and I have 5 years now till retirement..

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Nursing was not an option for men when I was an undergraduate. ('66-'70)

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I just became an RN, and while I earned a BA in mathematics almost ten years ago and have had many jobs since then, my current job is my first in a professional role. I never considered nursing before because it was always expected by my parents that I would go to college, and once there chose my field of study based on what I enjoyed studying rather than what type of work I might get after college- so I chose to major in math, and found myself, after graduation, without any job opportunities that I was interested in. So I continued the work that I started while I was still considering declaring a psych major- working in a direct-care role in a group-home, which is what ultimately led to my decision to go to nursing school.

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