reason why becoming a nurse

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by foo3296 foo3296 (New) New

i was wondering when u first had your interview for competing to get into the nursing program what was your reason why u wanted to become a nurse.... iam not sure my reason is what they so called "want to hear."....my reason is the job opportunities and getting the satisfaction of helping people while getting paid.

dazzle256

dazzle256

258 Posts

i was wondering when u first had your interview for competing to get into the nursing program what was your reason why u wanted to become a nurse.... iam not sure my reason is what they so called "want to hear."....my reason is the job opportunities and getting the satisfaction of helping people while getting paid.

I think those are two good reasons actually. I don't think they want to hear "Because I want to make a lot of money"

akcarmean

akcarmean, LPN

Specializes in Home Health Care,LTC. 1,554 Posts

I wanted to become a nurse after my first born was 3 mths premature and spent 70 days in NICU. It took another 8 years before I was able to get my LPN but now I am going back to get my RN, BSN after the birth of our 3rd child who is now 16mths.

lifeisbeautiful

lifeisbeautiful

155 Posts

foo3296, I agree with dazzle256. You have stated two great reasons about why you want to go into nursing and dazzle is correct about the money answer. I still can't understand why nurses are made to feel that they need to tip toe around the money issue though. If a person does work for the money, they are labeled as some sort of evil, uncaring and callous person. Says who? Most people I know, work for money. You can enjoy what you are doing, but you still want a paycheck, right? And if you are going to put in long hours, you want to be paid what you are worth, right? I mean, nursing is a job and jobs involve money. If money wasn't an issue for nurses because the only thing nurses like and want to do is 'help people', then we would all be working for minimum wage and be happy about it. I mean, look in the back of any Nursing magazine that you get. All the job advertisements revolve around bonuses and high salary. I just don't buy into the fact that nurses put up with what they do because they just like to help people. If that were the case, why work for an hourly wage, why not volunteer? Sorry, I just get so frustrated when people try to make nurses feel guilty because they do it for the money.

Tweety, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac. Has 30 years experience. 31,496 Posts

Those are good reasons. Just be sincere. If you give them a load of doo doo like "I feel it's my calling to help people." They are going to see right through that. Saying you want to enter a helping profression that has opportunities sounds good to me.

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