Is nursing an occupation for your life?

  1. Is nursing an occupation for your life?
    Do you think of changing your profession?
    Do you change it if you have an chance to change your profession?
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    psychological and bedside nursing


  3. by   Tiiki
    I think anyone who's honest about their career, and or life would admit that it's both! I'm an ER nurse, I love my job. You never get away from being a nurse. I have neighbours calling me asking questions, I sometimes will sit at home after a gruelling shift wondering how I could have made it better. The job affects your life, in that if you have a horrid shift, you cannot help but bring it home with you, you mood will reflect the day/night you've had. As a nurse we are always learning, so on our off-time we are studying. Being a nurse is 24/ are never away from it!

  4. by   a-rose
    But sometimes we get annoyed for nursing and want to leave
  5. by   CATHYW
    I'm in it for life. The only thing I would change is to become more educated.
  6. by   kahann
    Nursing was a midlife career change for me. Always wanted to be a nurse but got bit by the computer bug and got a MIS degree instead. I'm in for life, best decision I ever made, wouldn't change a thing.
  7. by   shay
    I dunno.....depends on what week you ask me. Some days I say yes, I'll be in this for life, some days I say hell no, Wal-Mart here I come!!
  8. by   a-rose
    Perhaps we would not to be in it for life, but maybe we go on it unconsciously till we retire.:roll
  9. by   ceecel.dee
    Yes...for life! There are so many directions this one degree allows us to take! LUCKY US!