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Why did you want to be a nurse.

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Specializes in Certified Nursing Assistant.

My EX wife almost died, that is why she is my ex, PTSD...

But it was a nurse that suggested that she got a CTscan where a tumor was discovered on her brain stem.

I will never forget what this nurse did. She save my EX's live and gave my children their mother for life...

YOU ALL ROCK.

"Nobility only comes to those that have the ability to have courage to stand out and not be like the rest!"

libran1984, ASN, RN

Specializes in Emergency Nursing. Has 4 years experience.

3 work days / week and 4 days off.

I'm weekend option and get paid for 3 days but only work two! WOOT! Way to mess with the system, am I right!? Not to mention the unlimited over time is Faboo!!! The incentives are equally amazing. My hospital is still doing sign on bonuses and the last two years we've had network wide bonuses. Seriously... best job ever.

That's why I originally became a nurse, that and the money.

Then it turned out I was really good at it and I really liked it. Now I can't think of any other job I'd rather. LOOVE the blood, guts, and gore of it all. Wouldn't trade it for any other career at this point in my life.

I agree, although nurses have a tough job, nurses are well paid with nice incentives

I was always the person mum vented to about crap work days, my personal experience both good and bad as a patient, experience as a St. John member and lavender lady!!!

Jasel, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency Room. Has 11 years experience.

Job security. I wanted a career where I wouldn't really have to worry about being unemployed or break my back to find work.

I'm hoping to get into the program for fall 2013. I'm 40 yrs old & have been back & forth about a career in nursing for quite some time. The deciding factor for me was when my grandmother passed. Just witnessing how caring the entire staff was with her at hospice, even through the night, & knowing they made her final days as comfortable as possible. They talked to us when we just needed someone to listen, made us as comfortable as possible, & helped to ease the pain of losing her as much as they could. After she passed, my sisters & I went back to the hospice to thank the staff for making her last moments the best they could be. It was that day, I knew what I wanted, no needed to do. I want to give patients & their families the support, care, & comfort those wonderful & incredible people gave us!! Thank you to all nurses, techs, aides, & anybody else I may have missed for what you do on a daily basis. You have definitely made a huge impact on this life! Hopefully I will be able to do the same one day! :-)

I'm an adrenaline junkie so anything that gets my heart pumping, makes me think on my feet which EMergency nursing does makes me happy! Good reason I still do St. John

MissHaleyDawn

Specializes in Nephrology, Oncology. Has 4 years experience.

When I was 15 my mom became very ill very suddenly without president or a cardiac history. She died within a week of being admitted to a cardiac intensive care unit. She was in such unstable condition that she required a nurse dedicated to her 24 hours a day to monitor and maintain the ecmo machine she was on.

When I was 16 my father was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. I watched him go through chemo and radiation in a desperate bid to put him in remission. He went into remission for a few years, but it came back with vengeance around the time I was heading to college. Ultimately daddy stroked and passed away two days after being admitted to Hospice after transferring there directly from the hospital. I was 19 when he died and was accepted into nursing school not too long after. Again, wonderful nursing care - from office visits, to outpatient chemo, to the hospital, and especially from Hospice.

No doubt in my mind this is what I'm meant for. You don't go through that sort of emotional pain without a reason. I'm 22 and a new nurse of 1 year now. I work on an oncology and nephrology floor. Sympathy is good, but I feel I'm able to empathize with patients/families better because of what I've personally been through.

Nursing is basically tangled into my life, and I owe my parents nurses for giving me a drive to become one of them - at 15, I could've taken a very bad direction in my life due to my mother passing. My dad getting sick just further enforced my resolve. I chose to enter a field where I could give back the same gift that was given to me on a daily basis: whether it's a shoulder to cry on, ear to listen, or just quietly be in the room with them.

I love my job, I love nursing. (:

When I was 15 my mom became very ill very suddenly without president or a cardiac history. She died within a week of being admitted to a cardiac intensive care unit. She was in such unstable condition that she required a nurse dedicated to her 24 hours a day to monitor and maintain the ecmo machine she was on.

When I was 16 my father was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. I watched him go through chemo and radiation in a desperate bid to put him in remission. He went into remission for a few years, but it came back with vengeance around the time I was heading to college. Ultimately daddy stroked and passed away two days after being admitted to Hospice after transferring there directly from the hospital. I was 19 when he died and was accepted into nursing school not too long after. Again, wonderful nursing care - from office visits, to outpatient chemo, to the hospital, and especially from Hospice.

No doubt in my mind this is what I'm meant for. You don't go through that sort of emotional pain without a reason. I'm 22 and a new nurse of 1 year now. I work on an oncology and nephrology floor. Sympathy is good, but I feel I'm able to empathize with patients/families better because of what I've personally been through.

Nursing is basically tangled into my life, and I owe my parents nurses for giving me a drive to become one of them - at 15, I could've taken a very bad direction in my life due to my mother passing. My dad getting sick just further enforced my resolve. I chose to enter a field where I could give back the same gift that was given to me on a daily basis: whether it's a shoulder to cry on, ear to listen, or just quietly be in the room with them.

I love my job, I love nursing. (:

I'm so very sorry about your losses! My heart goes out to you. Unfortunately, I can say that I've experienced similar happenings. My dad passed away when I was 15 from COPD. He got a pneumonia which killed him. My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was 18. Even after 2 years in remission, it came back full force & she passed away when I was 21 and my son was 7 months old. When my mom was in hospice, it definitely reassured me that nursing is what I'm meant to do & to this day, I couldn't imagine wanting to do anything else.

this is nice. having a unique drive for the job. im sure you'll become more successful in this career