Why did you decide to be a nurse/enter nursing school? - page 2

I'm just curious:) I kinda always knew I wanted to do something medical. When I was little I wanted to be a veteranarian, but I'm allergic to ctas and Ive heard Vet school is harder than med... Read More

  1. by   hobbes
    Coming from a technical background (computer programming), I long for a more meaningful existence in my work life. Sitting in front of a computer all day just doesn't cut if for me like it used to. I like the opportunities available in the field and the sense of security in know that what you are learning is not going to be obsolete.
  2. by   angeliiiz32
    I have pretty much had a life long dream to do something in the medical field. Psychology, psychiatry, EMT, SOMETHING. Then my daughter got sick and was in the hospital for 5 months straight and I thought maybe I'd like to be a nurse. I started as a CNA and thought I would be happy there. THen I realized it wasn't enough for me. I worked in a nursing home and it wasn't enough to just take care of people while they prepared to die. While some people are content to do that, and it is a very honorable thing, and a needed position. I am not content with it. So, after years of putting it off, I am now 32 and in Nursing School. I have a feeling though that even that will eventually just not "be enough" and I will go on to become a Licensed Nurse Practioner. I certainly like to look things up and try to self diagnose now!!! I'm the person they Dread in the ER. I go in there and tell them what is wrong with me, or my family member, then they just run the tests to make money and waste my time...and of course come back and tell me I was right...well most of the time.
  3. by   nicoles
    I always wanted to be in the medical field but I ended up taking comerce, now Im graduating from commerce, but thinking of going back to school next semester to study NURSING. Im still looking for nursing schools here in the Philippines, nad at the same time excited and nervous. Nervous because im afraid to fail the board exams and all the other exams. But I'm being inspired by the Nurses who passed all the exams and now happy with their careers. i never wanted to work and and sit all day in the office. Wish me GOOD LUCK FOLKS..................
  4. by   ava'smomRN
    Hello All! i decided to enter nursing school because it has been a life long and dream. also i had a close grandmother with cancer and i really admired how the nurses cared and took care of her.i thiught i would be really happy if i could help peolpe and make a difference so im on my way
  5. by   LPNtoBSNstudent
    When I started out in the health care field, I was a teenager and knew I wanted to do something where I felt important and did something to help people. I didn't want to work fast food or whatnot. So I went and got a job as a NA in a nursing home. I got the job the day I walked in there. Started the next week and (the facility I worked at gave you 6 months to get your CNA--and they gave you the classes) realized that I LOVED IT!!!!!!!! I knew this was what I would be doing for the rest of my life, in some capacity, so I wanted to get some education so I could make better money while doing it. I went to LPN school and worked as an LPN in nursing homes for 13 years. Now I am going back to school for my BSN because I am finally getting the opportunity. This is something I've wanted the whole time.

    Great thread, I enjoyed reading it!