This might sound crazy, but when I was about 4 or 5, my mother used to watch General Hospital. I would watch it with her and my grandmother, and saw what things they did on TV. Later, I was hooked on any type of medical show. I can't remember a day that I didn't want to be a nurse. Now at 41, I can honestly say that I get paid to do something I love. Care and nurture patients as they heal and for the most part, get better.
I have been a pt. before, and have had nasty nurses. I had always vowed not to be that way. Especially, like the nurse, when I was a nurses aide, came out of a room and interupted me to stop feeding a pt. and "put the head of the bed down'' on a person she had just come out of their room. Now honestly, what was she thinking???? I would never ask something like that to anyone. And today, I still work with nurses that expect things like that.