I tried posting this under the "Would you recommend nursing" section, but don't seem to be getting any replies yet, so I thought I'd try posting here also.
Here's my question... it seems as though many of you who are already nurses chose that career because you felt some sort of a "calling" or a need to help people, or maybe it's just what you always wanted as you were growing up. For those of you who went into nursing for other reasons, what were those reasons? I don't know for sure what is making me consider nursing. It's not a money thing, because I'm doing OK now at roughly $22/hour plus great benefits (in a location where even $12-$15/hour jobs are very hard to come by). I know why I want a career change, but I don't know why I'm being drawn to nursing... is there anyone else out there who was as unsure as me, but just decided to go for it?
Thanks for "listening!"