I never wanted to be a nurse....My girlfriend and I attended a "career day" presentation in high school. We both planned to go to college to be teachers. I had also had an interest in becoming an attorney. We heard an RN speak about the Nursing program at a local hospital (diploma program) and we decided that nursing was better pay than teaching (we didn't quite grasp the benefits of steady dayturn Mon-Fri and summers off!!! we just looked at the money at the time). Anyway, we both went to Nursing school and loved it. Later, in my career, I realized I had been "called" by God to be a nurse as I had several family members with long-term illnesses that I cared for. What is really neat about professional nursing is there are soooo many diverse areas of practice within nursing. Guess what...later in my career, I worked in IV Home Care and became a "teacher", educating patients on how to administer IV medications at home. In the past 2 years, I have become a Risk Manager, therefore fulfilling my interest in the legal field. Even after years of midnight shifts and weekends, I am glad God led me to be a nurse!