Why did you become a nurse?


I'm in pre-nursing and I decided to do a BSN because I love learning about different diseases/conditions, physiology, and patho :) I hope to become an NP. I know it sounds super selfish, but I didn't really decide on nursing because I want "to help people". I just love learning about medicine so much! How about you?


451 Posts

Specializes in ED, med-surg, peri op. Has 6 years experience.

I honestly don't know. I've always wanted to be a nurse, since I was a child, but can't say why. I never know what to say when I get asked.

I do find it very interesting, and I'm very passionate about it. But no it wasn't to help people and be that selfless person people imagine nurses to be. But I do find it very rewarding when you get to see some going home whose health has dramatically improved and benefited from you being there.

Specializes in Emergency Dept. Trauma. Pediatrics. Has 6 years experience.

I wanted to marry a doctor.

Specializes in NICU. Has 9 years experience.

For me, I wanted to help people. I'm a big people person. I also love the medical side of things - medicine and science fascinates me. Decided to combine the two - boom. nursing.

iPink, BSN, RN

1,414 Posts

Specializes in Critical Care, Postpartum. Has 10 years experience.

Job stability and opportunity to move around in the field.

Double-Helix, BSN, RN

1 Article; 3,377 Posts

Specializes in PICU, Sedation/Radiology, PACU. Has 12 years experience.

Good income, stable career, ability to find a job in any part of the country, and flexibility to raise a family. Yeah, I like to help people too, but there's lots of ways I could have done that.

Specializes in Cardiology and ER Nursing. Has 10 years experience.

Seemed like a good idea at the time...


204 Posts

Has 2 years experience.

I honestly don't know...