Nursing is a big part of who I am

  1. Nursing is a very big part of who I am. I love being a nurse and can't think of any other career I'd prefer. There are so many types of nursing to choose from: Medical surgical, pediatric, geriatric, icu, emergency, case management, community,psych, teaching... You'll never get bored. It isn't just a job or career. It is who I am. a nurse
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    About nursecheryl

    Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 143; Likes: 18
    RN, CHPN; from US
    Specialty: inpatient hospice house


  3. by   Audreyfay
    nurse cheryl. i couldn't agree with you more. what other area can one make lateral moves so easily and still do what they love, but learn more. nicely said! i've been in nursing for 26 years now. and i'm loving it!
  4. by   Tiiki
    People repeatedly ask me how I manage the stress/sorrow/work load of nursing. My reply remains constant. Where else can you work, leave at the end of the shift and count the positives? Each shift is a learning experience, something positive always happens, and it's absolutely fantastic to see positive results.

    This is my 3rd Degree, my 3rd career. At this point I cannot imagine doing anything else. I couldn't say that with my other two. I am a nurse, I am here to stay!!

  5. by   dstudent
    All the power to you keep it up
  6. by   renerian
    WEll I can't say I am fairing so well. AFter 16 years of nights, weekends, holidays and on call 24/7, going out to see patients in the middle of the night, I am considering leaving. I had posted elsewhere that in home health my average hours worked/vs. hours suffered to work for the company made my compensation between 9 to 11 per hour. Not worth it.........

  7. by   mark_LD_RN
    this is who and what i am. I feel that this is why GOD saved me from several horrible accidents. ( that has to be a reason i survived with out any was just a miracle. and his way of guiding me to my calling
  8. by   jnette
    Perhaps you just need a "time out"...
    Might do you some good to do sth. entirely different for awhile and "get away from it all"... do sth. totally mundane.

    May take a year, may take more.. then again, may take only a few months. But you'll at least be removed from the scene to be able to think clearly and sort things out for yourself.

    If you're meant to continue nursing, you'll sure know it.

    Wish you the best in whatever you decide ! Take it easy for awhile, ok?