I will be appying for a CNA diploma program soon and then move on to being an RN. I want to know if it's going to be worth being a nurse. As corny as it sounds, am I really going to be able to help people? Will I be able to make a difference in someone's life? I know there are cons to this profession and I am well aware they can sometimes outnumber the pros. I just really want to help those who are in need/sick. To new nurses, current nurses, veteran nurses: what makes your job meaningful?