Hey there, what turned me off from nursing is the different type of work nurses do, compared to what I'm used to. It is not quite what I expected.There is a great amount of assessing and making a care plan, and teaching, and the types of skills I don't enjoy doing (catheterizations, IV monitoring, trachiotomy care,). I'm used to giving injections, performing venipuncture, ear lavages, applying and removing casts, removing staples and stitches, doing EKG's, vital signs, data entry, etc. front and back office skills...but the big difference is that I'm used to working side by side by a doctor, no license held over my shoulders,and not working with as serious of medical conditions. I feel some people can handle more intense skills and stress. A lot of nursing requires monitoring the patient and creating a care plan and adjusting care plans
accordingly (not just performing a variety skills all day long). You have to be competent with your skills and be very knowledgable about acute conditions, and enjoy the area you are working in. It is not a field where you can just be trained and excel at doing the skills you are experienced doing over and over again, nursing is an ongoing learning process, it doesn't end with school. Also, I feel that I fit in more in a clinic setting and nursing is more of a hospital/long-term care field which is quite different (which I realized after going to clinicals). yes, there is a great deal of opportunities for nurses which is great, but there also is for other health care positions (that is...if money is not your main priority and working with people and helping them get better is) I just think there are different healthcare positions that are suitable for different types of people, it just takes time to figure out the right one.