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Why did you become a nurse besides same answer "I want to help people". I know the pay draws in the nuts!!


April 29th, 2022

I became a nurse because I felt God was calling me to do so. My husband and I are both very service minded. The job I was in was coming to a close, I was 50 years old, and kept praying for the Lord’s direction. I graduated in 2014, been in nursing ever since. I absolutely love what I do but I would not choose nursing for the money.

May 3rd, 2022

I like blood and guts and death and insides and this is one of the approved legal ways I get to look at them

May 3rd, 2022

Caring person always liked health care

May 3rd, 2022

I wanted a career that would make my children proud.

May 4th, 2022

My son was sick and the healthcare system failed us. I never wanted to feel so helpless again. We had an amazing nurse, “Patty,” at MUSC who made us feel so loved and cared for that I wanted to be that person for someone else. God bless every nurse!

May 3rd, 2022

Honestly- I was pregnant and alone needing a steady income. 18 months for LVN and another year for ADN. Fairly quick entry into stable income with job security. 30 years later - child now 35 year old adult- I’m a travel nurse.

May 6th, 2022

My grandpa inspired me to become a nurse, he was a midwife. He delivered all his 14 children normal delivery. I was able to assist him delivering my cousins at home. It inspired me to follow his footsteps.

May 3rd, 2022

I became a nurse for several reasons. I wanted to follow in my mother's footsteps. I initially got my LPN in 1995 and went back to school and graduated in 2018 with my RN associate's degree. I have been a hospice nurse since 2005. I find it extremely rewarding to help somebody end their journey in this life the way that he or she wants with dignity and respect.

May 3rd, 2022

I watched my Mom dress in whites and wear her nursing cap every day. And at 5 years old I just know , I wanted to be a nurse.

May 3rd, 2022

To help alleviate disparity in healthcare.

April 26th, 2022

Don’t ever let anyone tell you that if you’re after money, “you’re in nursing for the wrong reasons and you shouldn’t be a nurse.” Anyone who tells you that is a disgusting, self serving POS. Nurses are in demand and CAN, in fact, name your price. $200/hr IS NOT unheard of.

May 7th, 2022

Nursing is a call. It is from your heart to others. This is my strength and it keeps me going through adversity. I do not see those driven by money staying nurses for a long time. So, money is not the call. The call is love and compassion. I want to always be able to touch those suffering with pure hands and intentions. I became officially a nurse because I was born an unofficial one. There is nothing more than I know if it is not nursing and being a nurse.

May 7th, 2022

It is my childhood dream as well as my father's dream for me to become a nurse. When my father died, every good work that I do and help that I give to my patient and the family, I offer it to God and to my dad. I want my dad to be proud of me in heaven.

May 5th, 2022

I think laughter is the best medicine and love to make others laugh!

May 5th, 2022

I want to make them feel good inside and out

May 5th, 2022

Such an important question in what you answer, I spent 17 years in a hospital where I started in surgery and started as a practical nurse in which I loved from the first day I started my profession because I know that what I was doing was to help more than you need at that time because each patient entrusts his life to you, not only does it come due to illness but also personal problems that can undermine depression and trigger more situations. We have to listen and be the critical thinking and judgment that will make you a solution. This has led me to love being a nurse more and more every day. Seeing a smile and that when you get to your shift the patient in the room tells you such... He wants you to be the one who takes care of him because he says he loves how you can take care of him and hearing that makes me happy, getting to the nursery and pediatrician that I adore him, you take care of him to your small patients plus the parents and that you can do your best and they can see in you the confidence to help, guide the treatment that your Baby has by medical order, give everything for them makes you a nurse who loves your profession with passion. It is a shame that many young people study this profession but unfortunately for money and not a vocation in which they often do not see the magnitude of the responsibility they carry on their shoulders. I only ask God to guide you at all times. Money is nothing when you see the smile of the parents when everything goes well 😊 as well as being a great support when it doesn't... because you have to be in their place as parents and even more so in losses, the sensitivity of how we should carry out these situations . God knows that I would be a nurse again because it is a vocation that today as a RN I am a perfectionist in my work and careful in the care and treatment of my patients... in short I love being a nurse ❤️

May 4th, 2022

I wanted to do something in my career that is challenging, interesting, and makes a difference in people's lives daily. In the nursing profession, you deal with many aspects of patient care, and I enjoy the variety in the routine. Also, dealing with patients and their families and helping them through what is often a difficult time for them is extremely satisfying for me.
Throughout college and nursing school, my interest in nursing and my commitment to the field became even stronger as I found that I also had an aptitude for the work. I believe my ability to communicate with people and to explain things clearly in both a technical and non-technical way is one of the things that makes me a good nurse.

May 4th, 2022

The sick will be with us always, with my knowledge and skills I owe it to them to take care of them. Empathy and sympathy can be the catalyst in doing a good job.

May 4th, 2022

It's so hard to put into words why I want to treat people. Treat them while they are using the bathroom and are so embarrassed and say, "I'm sorry"! I always reply that I am there for them. I've always had a big heart. I loved my patients during my preceptorship. I want them to feel comfortable, and safe. I'll let them know that they will never be alone.

May 4th, 2022

I fell in love with caring for people that could not care for themselves. My love went onto include all people in general and on to women’s health. My interest peaked into cardiology, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, breast cancer and TIA’s when these began rearing their ugly symptoms in my family. I love caring for people and feeling useful ❤️

May 3rd, 2022

So many reasons! For example, I wanted job security. I was a young teenage mom. We lived in a rural community and had a local community college. Thankfully with my family support- I was able to work full time and raise my daughter, and graduate from nursing school. Also, when I had my daughter- the nurses were kind, caring, extremely intelligent and competent. It was so inspiring. Lastly, my grandma was a RN house supervisor in the ER. I feel like she always knew what to say: I wanted to learn that skill. That’s why I became a nurse: to be a leader, have integrity, remain ethical, provide for my family, have critical thinking skills, and provide for our community.

May 3rd, 2022

Liked the healthcare system

May 18th, 2022

Well... seemed interesting. I liked anatomy in my cosmetology course and wanted a job that offered benefits and was more diverse sooooo I signed up for a CNA class and kept on going. Now I'm 25 years into CVICU nursing and ACNP and those were some amazing years. Unfortunately, healthcare isn't the same now.

May 17th, 2022

I graduated HS and my mom was ready to ship me to the university as she did my siblings. This was in 1984… I was crying said I don’t want to be gone away from home for 4 years, so she said. “Fine you are going to nursing school” that was that

May 17th, 2022

My parents influenced my decision to be a Nurse. My father was a social worker and my mom was a phlebotomist. I started to attend weekend programs early on in junior high school where there were manikins and we would learn how to take care of people.

May 17th, 2022

The variety of jobs you can have within nursing

May 16th, 2022

I have been drawn towards the healing arts since childhood. I think it may be an inherited trait. My great grandfather was a doctor. One grandmother was a midwife and the other a nurse aid. 3 of my cousins are nurses. I was either going towards a field of human or veterinarian medicine. Celebrating a victory with a patient on their recovery or helping support patients and loved ones in their final moments means more than a paycheck to me.

May 14th, 2022

I wanted to be a veterinarian but getting into vet school at the age I was would have been impossible. So nursing was my next option and bonus for being able to use my nursing skills on my own animals when needed. I love all my patients ☺️

May 10th, 2022

I went in for the money and stability but stayed b/c I love making a difference in people's lives

May 9th, 2022

I have always loved the medical field. Worked in healthcare setting most of my life. Was always intrigued with medicine and illness. Husband works a physically demanding and sometimes dangerous job. So, he sent me to school to finally get my nursing license just in case something ever happened to him, I would be able to make a living that wouldn't force me to move in with my parents or rely on anyone else. Since he is still alive we have been able to afford a nice living with our incomes and I work in a school setting which gives me the added benefit of knowing I can help medically fragile students attend school and have that 'normal' thing in their lives they wouldn't normally be able to without a nurse to make sure they remain safe. Working in the school setting is pretty low stress and I will have a pension when I retire. I also get the added bonus of not working 12 hour shifts, not working weekends, holidays or evenings. I get winter and spring break and the summer off if I want it. It is a great place to be a nurse!

May 9th, 2022

I wanted to make a difference in people's lives during their most vulnerable times.

I love serving people.

May 8th, 2022

I became a nurse really truly because my mother is a nurse. I’m been a nurse for 20 years. I have A genuine care for people and I love doing just that.

May 6th, 2022

job opportunity is very high in medical field

May 5th, 2022

I love the science and art of Nursing. It is a highly rewarding profession and the different areas that you can move into are endless. Oh and I like making peoples lives better whether it's finding health or a peaceful end.

May 5th, 2022

Thé only way to share love, to bé Closer to humanity and learn to save lives is thé reason for me to become a nurse.

May 4th, 2022

I am retired now and entered a 3yr program in 1966. As a woman, I felt I had only 3 choices: nursing, teaching, secretary. My HS guidance teacher tried to get me to go to college. I thought she was from another planet. Also, we did not have the money. And I had some experience as a candy striper so I chose nursing.

May 4th, 2022

I want to learn enough to do whatever I can to keep my family alive and healthy, financial stability, and honestly I want to do something that matters. I want to be a super hero as corny as that sounds I think anyone in the medical field that does their job to the best of their abilities is amazing.

May 4th, 2022

I became a nurse because I have the calling to mix well with people and I enjoy the functional use of pathophysiology.

May 4th, 2022

I want to help people and to give care for the patient

May 4th, 2022

To become a Diabetes Educator.

May 4th, 2022

Administration of healing to the sick derived joy within me and of course for good pay

May 3rd, 2022

Egbuniwe chika. Adns msc

May 3rd, 2022

I have a great passion fothis nursing and i understood it is my calling.

May 3rd, 2022

I want to impact change in the healthcare community.

May 3rd, 2022

Ever since I was small, I knew I was meant to be a nurse. I have had other interests but nurssing kept winning. I have been able to have a wonderful career in research, learning, and teaching. Nursing has provided many experiences for me.

May 3rd, 2022

There is no better feeling than to realize you made someone’s life better even if it’s just for that hour or day of when they’re in true need. I worked in an ER for 27 years and the gratification I had on a daily basis is what drove me day to day. I made a positive impact….no matter how small it may have been.

May 3rd, 2022

I wanted to be part of something bigger. What an honor to be there for the first breath or the last. It gives me the motivation to not take things for granted.

May 3rd, 2022

I see this great profession as a CALL,as in not every body is fit for this profession,its a job that your entire being is to be involved to be able to make a positive impact.
Thank you.

May 3rd, 2022

Offcorse I want to help people because and my dream is to became a nurse and than doctor

May 3rd, 2022

Love science, love pathophysiology, couldn't afford to become a doctor.
Love to research and come up with diagnoses to this day.

May 3rd, 2022

I believe I had a calling since the age of 12 y/o. My mother and father were my first role models into my healthcare career but they never were able to see me graduate getting my BSN Degree, I was heartbroken.