Nursing for the wrong reasons? (long) - page 2

I work in a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility and I've been there for about five years. Well about a year ago I was temporarily promoted to a team leader position in manufacturing. I was... Read More

  1. by   Virgo_RN
    Your reasons for pursuing nursing sound very similar to my thought processes. In addition, I wanted to work in a capacity in which I could make things better for people. I don't consider it "a calling", but I do want to be in a helping profession. I also believe in lifelong learning, and I wanted a career in which I could continue to grow and not stagnate. A dear friend sealed the deal for me when she said "A nursing license is a license to learn.".
    Last edit by Virgo_RN on Dec 21, '07
  2. by   RN4NICU
    Quote from Soonstudent
    It's just sometimes I feel selfish. Sometimes I feel like I'm going into nursing just for the flexibility of the career.
    I realize this is an old thread, I just wanted to comment on this statement. Choosing a career SHOULD be selfish. There is no better time to be selfish. You are the one that is going to be working in your chosen field and you are the one that has to be happy with the decision you make. A career choice need not be any kind of "calling", but rather should be something that will make you happy, for whatever reason that might be - be it flexibility, future opportunities, or even (gasp!) money. Each person has to take his or her own personal situation, personality, desires, and needs into account and balance them against what a career option might offer. The variables to be considered are different for each of us, but none is no more or less valid than any other.

    Congrats on passing the NCLEX and good look with your new career!!