How did you all get into Nursing?


  • Specializes in Neonatology. Has 8 years experience.

I've got some friends who are interested in becoming RNs. I've told them about how I got into it, but would love to hear some stories from others, in case there are other pathways that resonate better with them.

Has 12 years experience.

My first love was being a paramedic/first responder. But, after a decade or so of being an EMT-P I got tired of carrying my share of 300lbs of humanity backwards down a staircase at 0230AM for (at the time) $11.00 an hour. Have the knee replacement and back trouble to back that sentiment up.

Did a one year bridge program EMT-P to RN, and while I miss the adrenaline sometimes overall I'm glad I made that leap.