Why nursing? - page 2

Hi all! Maybe this topic has been covered before, but I'm new here. Why do you want to/did you become a Nurse? The reason I'm asking is two fold; 1) To get to know some of ya'll (yes, I'm from... Read More

  1. by   2banurse
    Somehow for me, nursing was always there in the back of my mind. When I first graduated high school I was accepted into an ADN program (1983), but at 18, I wasn't ready yet emotionally. I still found myself very interested in the health field and spent about ten years working as medical secretary/transcriptionist position. During my last position as a medical secretary in NY, my immediate supervisor was the RN-Coordinator of a continuing day treatment center. He is one of the most caring nurses that I have ever met. Although I had considered medicine, but I'm sure that you may have heard the expression, doctors treat the disease but nurses treat the patients...I like that. So here I am waiting eagerly to find out if I get into the ADN program this fall. If not, then I will just reapply next year. Either way, I know that nursing is going to be in my future.


    P.S. Your reason for becoming a nurse is a wonderful reason and I'm sure that any patient you care for will appreciate your caring soul!
  2. by   maeyken
    It was the end of highschool and I had no idea what I wanted to do. So I decided I'd better pick *something*

    I picked nursing cuz I've always been fascinated by medicine, and I didn't wanna take science in university. So here I am in nursing school, and loving it! (except for the essays!)

    Also, when I told people I'd decided on nursing, so many of them said, "I can sooooo see you as a nurse" so that was affirming.

    ~ maeyken