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What is your motivation?

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What drives you to complete your difficult, nerve wrecking, nursing school journey?

direw0lf, BSN

Has 3 years experience.

You did ask a lot of question! Haha.

My motivation is a city I want to move to when I graduate. I really don't like the area I live in now. I look at pics of where I want to move when I need to!

Ha!! You do ask a lot of questions!!!!!! Sounds like someone is nervous about starting school. I can relate. I had a million questions before I started. To answer your question, my motivation are my kids and the thought of having to go back and work on the ambulance. Believe it or not, that is motivation number one. I had come to loathe my work environment. Good luck on your nursing journey!!!

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

What drives you to complete your difficult, nerve wrecking, nursing school journey?
I grew up in a household where both parents lived from paycheck to paycheck and had financial struggles. Therefore, my desire to enter the middle class sparked my drive to complete nursing school.

chris21sn, BSN, RN

Specializes in CVICU, CCRN. Has 5 years experience.

As a child of immigrants, my family lived pretty much under a budget every day of my life.

We lived in a multi-family home with two other families (who were also relatives). Instead of healthy wholesome foods, we were fed TV dinners from dollar stores, burgers from the dollar menu. We hardly bought any new clothes, furniture, electronics, never went out to restaurants...

During my entire time with my family, I've never traveled the world, with the exception of two short family vacation trips to Florida. Instead of seeing my parents, like many took for granted, my mom would come home at 8PM, every night. I'd see my father at around 5:30.

There were times where I'd sleep on the floor, because my mother didn't want to use the money to buy us a bed.

There were so many times when I went to school, where I would just look at what other's had.

Furthermore, my father was abusive towards my mother. I lived in an abusive environment for years.

I worked hard. I studied hard. I continuously scarified.

My motivation stems from the mere fact that I have a dream to be financially independent. I strive never to be like my mother who required dependency on a man. I'm doing this for my future children, I never want them to feel how it was to live life so frugally, to never bond with their parents. I want to give my children the world. I want them to know you can have the world just by working hard, that you don't need to be dependent on anyone. I didn't have it easy, and I never want them to feel how I felt.

But I'd also be lying if I said, it isn't also for myself. My ultimate goal is to be a CRNA. Working it out step by step, with God by my side...

My kids. I quit my job for this. If I don't complete the program I can get another job, but it will be minimum wage, and we'll be worse off for it. My motivation is to provide them with a better life. If my marriage ever doesn't work out, I can better provide for them.

The other motivation is my desire to do this. I hate the feeling that I get when I think that I may not get through it. I worked too hard to get to this point and not get through it. I got in the program, competitive and a good reputation, by the skin of my teeth and know that I can't squander away this opportunity.