why are you a nurse? - page 2

I'm filling out my application right now for January of 04 and one of the questions on it is "Why do you want to be a nurse". There are sooo many reasons why I want to be a nurse, but I can't put all... Read More

  1. by   DMR1
    I have a caring personality, I like meeting people, and one of the biggest reasons, JOB SECURITY. There is no way in hell that I will ever be unemployed and looking for work in the field we're in. Projections are that the nursing shortage will be getting worse and worse. I read somewhere that in the year 2020 nurses will almost be extinct if the same amount of people continue to go intot he field that are currently
  2. by   VivaLasViejas
    Originally posted by debralynn
    I have always wanted to be able to help people. It was actually a nurses aide(thats what they use to be called) that inspired me. When I was in the hospital with my hysterectomy, I had an older vetern aide. She was the best. She did things for me, before I even asked. When I decided to go to nursing school after my divorce, I wanted to be just like her. I think I am to some degree. I treat my patients as if I am there room service. I believe I am there just for their comfort. When they leave the hospital, I hope they believe I was one of the best nurses they have ever had. I want to make their stay in the hospital as pleasant as it possible can be. I want to be able to do my best to take away their pain if it is in my scope of ablility.
    Sorry for rambling! But this is what I really try to do.

    I second that emotion, debralynn, and I share your philosophy....you just said it better than I ever could!