Choosing to be a Nursing Major means more than just choosing a career path. It takes much more than being able to get through Nursing School and pass the tests to be a Nurse, becoming a nurse is a life choice. One has to establish compassion and drive to be successful in such a field.
I have always wanted to positively impact a person’s life. By becoming a Nurse, I would have the opportunity to positively affect someone. When I am working with a patient who is ill I have the ability to make them well. I love the fact that I can help make someone better and make their families happy. Caring for people is what I like to do most and in this career my caring personality will be put to the test. It takes a special person to be able to handle being a nurse and I believe that I was made for this.
A person looking to pursue nursing should be nurturing, empathetic, have quick critical thinking, is emotionally strong and has dedication to the profession. Someone going into the nursing profession should not be going into it for the salary. Nursing is one of those careers that the professional needs to show passion. Nothing is worse than a nurse who hates their job.
There are many different aspects and opportunities of the nursing career. With a registered nurse license someone can work many different jobs. There is home-care nursing, cardiac nursing, nurse educator, nurse manager, trauma nurses and many more. Part of the reason I have chosen to do nursing is because of the many opportunities. Its almost impossible to get bored of your job. A registered nurse can also go back to school to become a nurse practitioner which gives the professional more responsibilities and opportunities within the field.
Nursing is a complex but rewarding field to go into. The salary is definitely a positive aspect and there is a sense of job security because people will always get sick and there will always be a need for nurses. The most successful nurses are the ones that enjoy their job, are patient, and work hard to get their job's done. If the professional is passionate they will never work a day in their life.