I became a nurse at the suggestion of a very dear friend who went to college with me. I started out as a psyche major, and this friend happened to be in a few of my psyche classes. (We became very dear friends after meeting one another in that class). My friend said to me, "Why don't you go into nursing? You sound like the kind of person who would do well as a nurse." To make a long story short, I checked into the program, and was accepted, so that was the beginning of my becoming a nurse.
I took one of those college test that helps the student decide what career field they should pick based on their personality, their weak and strong academic areas, etc. My test came back saying that I should go into politics, religion, or math. Those were the top three on the test. Nursing was waaaaaaayyy at the bottom of that test. :chuckle Yet, I chose the path "less traveled" since I already knew a great deal about the top three on my test.
Today, I wonder if I shouldn't have gone with one of the other three instead of nursing, although I still love nursing. I loved math, and never once thought of it as a career choice. Duh? Silly me! Women math professors are in great need. Religion is only something I could do in a counseling aspect/book writing/educational aspect. Politics? :chuckle Me? My hubby thinks I would fit right in with the politicians, however.
So, here I am a nurse today! I love nursing from the patient nurse aspect of healthcare, but I do not like the political jargon, the red tape, the management B.S., etc. that nurses are having to contend with today. I miss patient care, but I don't miss the politics of it.
"Experience is the name everyone gives to his/her mistakes." -- Woodrow Wilson