Why did you become a nurse instead of a doctor? - page 5

I'm just curious about what made you decide to become a nurse instead of a doctor.Or did becoming a doctor never even cross your mind? It took me a while to figure out that I wanted to work in the... Read More

  1. by   energizerbunny05
    Quote from jaimealmostRN
    Kewl. Things often get misinterpreted online. :chuckle
    yeah tell me about it. best of luck
  2. by   Soleilpie
    Quote from marie_lpn
    i didn't want to spend half of my life in school.

    i didn't want to be on call 24/7.

    i didn't want to develop a god complex.
    while i agree that there is a lot of schooling involved and some doctors (not all) are on call 24/7, i don't think it's inevitable that all doctors will develop a god complex. if you think you'd succumb to that, then the md route probably isn't the best one for you, but if you truly want to help people medically and want to play a large role in the decision making of their healthcare, then you may be on the right track.