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Is nursing your passion?

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by coffeecup coffeecup, LPN (New Member) New Member Nurse

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Hey, fellow nurses! 🙂 Just out of curiosity, is nursing your passion? If not, what is your passion and how do incorporate it into your career?

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NICU Guy has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in NICU.

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6 hours ago, coffeecup said:

Just out of curiosity, is nursing your passion?

Nursing is not my passion. Nursing is my job. I enjoy my job, but I am not passionate about my job. If I hit the Powerball, I would not continue to do nursing for free.

6 hours ago, coffeecup said:

If not, what is your passion and how do incorporate it into your career?

I don't incorporate my interests into my job. Nursing provides income so that I can enjoy my interests. 

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Sorry to say it is not my passion, it is how I make my living.  What I love to do there is no income for.   It is something that can't be incorporated into my job. I envy those that are nurses and it is also their passion.

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Ponymom2 has 1 years experience.

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Passion is something one would do for free..

I don't know anyone who would work as a nurse for free. I loved being a nurse, and I love my present job in the plant.... But I ain't doing either one of them without being paid. Now I'll raise horses and livestock, tend my gardens and sew, etc; those are some of my passions. I'll put my money into those and do those all day long for 'free'.... But you won't see me in any nh or hospital working for free (or any less money than I make now in my present occupation).

 

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NightNerd has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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It's something between a passion and a paycheck for me. This is one of those jobs where it helps to believe in what you're doing, but it is certainly not a calling for me. I got into this because it seemed interesting and like it would be a solid career with many geographic and specialty options; I didn't expect to like it this much, to be honest - but I'm glad I do. I honestly don't know if I would keep working at this, even per diem, if I won the lottery. I would think probably not, but I sort of live for those, "WOW! just happened?!" moments that healthcare is so generous with.

What's a passion for me? Um, SLEEP. Foster care, though I'm trying to finish my degree before really delving into that. Reading, writing. Nature. My loved ones. Nursing is certainly a part of my identity, but these things are what really define and motivate me when I'm not at work.

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llg has 42 years experience as a PhD, RN and specializes in Nursing Professional Development.

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Not a passion.  It's a paycheck.   But it is work that I can feel good about doing.   I'd rather be earning my living doing something that helps people than work at a job that doesn't help them.   But passion?  No.

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Nurse SMS has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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Yes, it is one of my passions. I have many. Its the only one that affords me a way to make a reliable living off of it and therefore I approach it from a more businesslike mentality.

 

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