Nursing Personality - page 2
I need some help making a decision... I am 30yrs. old and recently let go from a fast paced executive career due to a corporate buy out. For years I have wondered if I would make a good nurse, but... Read More
Aug 27, '02Occupation: ER RN Joined: Mar '02; Posts: 183; Likes: 3Everyone worth their salt has, at one time or another, wondered if they did the right thing. We have all gone home sick to our stomach about something that happened or that we had to endure. We have all had wonderful days and bad days. Nursing is like the manic-depression of jobs. If you can take it, do it.
Aug 27, '02Occupation: Hospice Nurse Specialty: Hospice, PEDS, MS, Surgical ; From: US ; Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 527; Likes: 58Aren't we all confused when it comes to changing careers? My husband worked at "Waffle House" as a cook for 12 years, he also had a second job as an orderly at a local hospital. When he decided to go to nursing school, people laughed and said "Can't do a man's job?" or "What makes you think a cook can be a nurse?"
Well I am proud to say, my man has now been a nurse for over 7 years, does an excellent job and loves his work.
Do your own thing hon! Like they say, follow your heart.
Also, if you can't shadow, work as a CNA or Ward Clerk. Anything to get you close as possible to the health field. Just to try it out.
Aug 29, '02Occupation: Education Coordinator Joined: Dec '01; Posts: 1,192; Likes: 16Kristie2377
said it very well
- My thoughts are
If you think the glove will fit - try it on - and see if you can wear it.
Explore, the world is always full of opportunities - as is nursing - good luck
TookieLast edit by Tookie on Aug 29, '02
Aug 29, '02Occupation: LPN Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 168DO WHAT YOUR HEART TELLS YOU TO DO........IT IS USUALLY RIGHT......
Aug 29, '02Joined: Aug '01; Posts: 3,725; Likes: 458You decide what YOU want to do and be in life....
Don't let others make that decision for you.
Aug 29, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Mar '01; Posts: 35; Likes: 15WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A NURSE, COMPASSION FOR PEOPLE-A DESIRE TO HELP-A STRONG WORK ETHIC , BEING VERY ORGANIZED AND A SENSE OF HUMOR HELPS. NURSING IS A WONDERFUL PROFESSION AND IF YOU'RE CONSIDERING IT THEN YOU SHOULD THINK ABOUT WHAT TYPE OF NURSING YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO. NURSING IS VERY DIVERSE, IF YOU CAN NARROW THE FIELD THEN MAYBE CONTACT A HOSPITAL TO SHADOW A NURSE OR MAYBE WORK IN THE AREA YOU ARE CONSIDERING AS AN AIDE
OR A UNIT TECH TO SEE WHAT THE NURSES DO. THAT MAY GIVE
YOU MORE OF A SENSE IF NURSING IS FOR YOU.DON'T LET ANYONE ELSE MAKE YOUR DECISION FOR YOU. I WAS A JUNIOR IN COLLEGE IN BUSINESS ADM. I CHANGED TO NURSING-IT'S BEEN 15 YEARS NOW AND I WOULDN'T TRADE A DAY OF IT-NURSES HELP PEOPLE,WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Aug 29, '02Joined: Jan '02; Posts: 1,614; Likes: 2There are several career courses at most colleges. Take some time and discover you anew. Personality tests can help point you in the right directions. Nursing does require a specific persoanlity, or at least a propensity to care for and show compasion for sick PT's, in a professional way.
I like the Myers-Briggs test. Many of these persoanlity tests are on the computer, and they are good. Best of luck to you!