Won't say real name
I became a nurse because my dad wouldn't let me major in Latin American Literature due to no job prospects with this major... for which I am eternally grateful.
5 years as a nurse: 3 in community clinic, 3 inpatient Med/Surg and Stepdown (some overlap)
Most satisfying aspect: camaraderie with coworkers, relationships with patients, ability to help people at their worst and see them progress, sense of contribution to your community, physical work (no desk!)
Least satisfying: short staffing, unrealistic expectations from admin, culture of blame and little recognition, poop/pee/blood/guts, burnout, injuries, seeing REALLY sad and horrible things
Most memorable experience: Etoh withdrawal patient with altered mental status with his hand in his diaper stroking his genitals. Asked him what he was doing and he said "I'm petting my little kitty it's so soft and fluffy", then later picked apart the white fluffy part of the inside of the diaper and was throwing the fluff all over the room yelling "It's snowing! Come play in the snow!" Also just yesterday meth withdrawal patient told me "I will die soon and when I do I will leave you all my money". However when doc asked him who the president is he said "Abraham Lincoln" so I'm not counting on him to remember his promise =(