Why do you feel that nursing is for you?

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Just wondering what motivates you guys. Why do you feel that nursing is for you, and what are some reasons that you believe that you will succeed in this field? I appreciate any and all responses.

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Since I can remember (about age 6), I have always had an inclination to help and take care of people.

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Same here, I've always enjoyed helping others, volunteer firefighter and emt. Planning on working ER/Trauma, not knowing what is coming through the doors keeps me interested and it's where I do my best work.

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I like medical stuff. Having said that, I know nursing isn't "medical," but I'm interested in the disease process, assessment, pharmacology, treatments, etc. Additionally, I wanted a set of job skills that were marketable to different geographic areas, that provided adequate remuneration, and that provided several avenues of work. There are a lot of fields where you can help people so that has almost nothing to do with why I'm interested in nursing. My current and past work experiences have all been in public service. After having read the above I'm sure others will scoff at it, but I'm in it to win it now so the heck with them.

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I'm most interested in delivering cost-effective primary care to under-served rural communities. I think getting a DNP is the most effective and sensible route to that career.

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I am going to be honest here. I got in it because I owned a small real estate company, but we all know where real estate is. Prior to real estate, I was a patient advocate at a hospital, so I am all about helping people. But the precipitating reason is because I want job security. I realize that even nursing has an issue with that now, but I know that by the time I get out of school, or at least in 4 or 5 years, there will be plenty of jobs.

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I am interested in health care, but the main reason is the variety of advanced degree options. I am interested in becoming a CRNA or NP once I graduate my BSN program, and gain some experience. So far I have not been very "wowed" by floor nursing in clinical.

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Specializes in ICU/CCU.

Sorta going along with what TriNitroToluene said. Options.

I picked nursing over med school because of options. You wanna switch specialties? If there's an opening and they're willing to train, not a problem. We're well-rounded as nurses and are flexible and given the skills to adapt. In med school, once you pick your specialty. that's it.

I like options.

Not having a huge school loan to pay off doesn't hurt either, s/p nursing school vs. med school.

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TriNitroToluene said:
So far I have not been very "wowed" by floor nursing in clinical.

I know, and I share that sentiment from previous observations in life.

Granted, I've never been a nurse, but we shadowed them for 600 hours when I was in paramedic school (2002). I can't imagine being any kind of nurse other than in the emergency setting, and I don't necessarily mean high flow trauma units. Critical care is interesting, but the patient encounters last too long. I also hate IV pumps, lol. Personal issue there. I do realize they show up in other settings. First assist OR nurses have an interesting job, but I can't stand still that long without going nuts. I'm not getting my butt in a helicopter. When they crash they just fall out of the sky like a rock, and it's hard to survive a basilar skull fracture which is common in chopper crash victims. Med/surg...not interested...too many patients and too much involvement. Obviously, I wouldn't even electively go onto the L&D floor even to use the restroom, lol. No offense. It's just not a place for men, but then that's only my opinion. Rehab seems boring. If I wanted that I'd have gone for a DPT. Longterm care is for sure out.

I sometimes wonder why I even signed up for BSN school, lol. However, I should note that I'm glad to be in it, and I really enjoy the lectures.

NPs have such a difficult time finding work around here, and there seem to be so many NP programs that I can't imagine it'd ever be remotely easy finding a job. Everybody (men) seems to want to be a CRNA. I'd be down for that, but seems like the market demand is bound to be reached soon. Admin interests me. Healthcare admin that is - operations. I think I'd do well in that position. I used to be over department ops, personnel, budgets, etc, and I liked it. I just have no clue how one jumps from clinical nurse to administrator. I know a master's is required, and I'm totally up for that.

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I love working in the hospital since when i was a child...

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jun14 said:
I love working in the hospital since when i was a child...

You were working in a hospital when you were a child?

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Specializes in mental health.

0) patient feels good, I feel good...kind of addicting

1) the captive audience

2) fun playing with guts

3) female nurses share A&P knowledge

4) work schedule

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