Initially, I went into the nursing program on a whim because my best girlfriend enticed me into signing up for it. After I got started, I found it very educational and interesting to learn about my body for the first time in my life, and I was a mother of three by the time I started the program.
I loved what nursing was teaching me about human beings, about being a caregiver, about being a mom, and about all the scientific biological psycho babble that one has to learn to be in the health profession. I LOVED being a student! I was growing in leaps and bounds as a student, and learning things I never thought I could learn before, and I was making excellent grades on top of that so THAT helped! :chuckle
Then, I graduated and the next challenge was "could I pass the boards?".........First time, yep I did!
Then came my first job as a REAL NURSE!
Today, I still find joy and new growth opportunities as a nurse so why quit learning now. I'm sixteen plus years into the biz, and I aint quittin' until it quits me. :chuckle