Should I purse nursing?

  1. IM am 16 years old and all of the women in my family are nurses. I think it would be a great career to pursue. I want to get my ass. degree and maybe later a bsn. Is it a good field? How about the pay?
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  3. by   CHATSDALE
    pay is usually good, work is very hard in many jobs but only you can decide what to make of your life
  4. by   TheCommuter
  5. by   RainDreamer
    Hi and welcome to allnurses! Good luck to you!
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    Welcome to the site

    Nursing really does have it's ups and downs and should only go into it if it is something you really want to do. Good luck in making your decision
  7. by   Tweety
    Good luck to you. Nursing is a great field!

    Look around your relatives who are nurses, are they rich? The pay is middle income, but a nice middle income for an associates degree, in fact on of the highest paid associates degreed profession. Usually in the 20's per hour.

  8. by   Diary/Dairy

    Good luck to you in gathering information on nursing as a career option.
  9. by   judes09

    I know the same situation - my mom and aunt are both nurses, my mother is a LPN, my aunt a RN. But even though they complain and say that the administration is bad, blah,blah,blah - they both say they love their jobs. My cousin, who got his BA in sociology is going to nursing school in the fall, along with me, so I mean it just really depends what you want out of a job.

    I would suggest job shadowing - job shadowing is how I found out what I want to do. I job shadowed my aunt, who works in the neonatal unit of Loyola Hospital in Maywood, and I fell in love with the pre-mes. Take your time to decide, and see if it's right for you.