Published Feb 16, 2016
I am wanting to enroll in a nursing program at my local college and specialize in pediatrics. I am not the best at science, but I am willing to work my butt off. I want to help sick children feel better and become healthy. I definitely have the attitude kids love! I am worried that I do not have what it takes to become a pediatric nurse. I love children, hard worker and want to help others. I know it is a tough road, but I'm willing to overcome each bump and get my degree. Do you think I have what it takes and does it sound like I'd be a good nurse? Thanks!
Pangea Reunited, ASN, RN
Do you think I have what it takes and does it sound like I'd be a good nurse? Thanks!
It's impossible to say by what you've written here. Attitude and desire are great, but they only get you so far without ability. Have you started prerequisites, yet?
roser13, ASN, RN
To be brutally honest, most pre-nursing students have the same goals and enthusiasm as you. I'm not sure how strangers on the internet could tell you if you have "what it takes" to become a nurse.
Take your pre-requisites. Apply to a nursing program. Along the way, YOU will figure out for yourself if you have what it takes. Much more important than what strangers think. In the process, you will figure out how badly you want to be a nurse and if your study skills, desire & ambition are enough to get you there.
Just in case you end up deciding that nursing isn't for you, I wanted to suggest that you consider being a Child Life Specialist. It sounds like you might be good at that, and could enjoy it too!
TheCommuter, BSN, RN
I am wanting to enroll in a nursing program at my local college and specialize in pediatrics.
Specialization happens on the job after we've graduated and passed NCLEX.
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