Decision to Enter Nursing

I was never one of those little girls who dreamed of being a nurse.  My interaction with nurses was mostly getting shots at the health unit.  It was the least appealing job I could imagine.  I got a degree in education .  I was a total misfit as a teacher and wanted no part of that field.  A stay at home mom, I was content raising my two children thinking, sometime when the time was right, I’d pursue some other discipline.

A friend called one day, wanting to know if I’d keep her son for a couple of hours so she could go register for nursing school.  To my shock, I answered, “No, I’m going to nursing school!”  Where in the world had that come from?  . I never looked back.  I registered for nursing school that afternoon.  My poor husband was incredulous when he came home. Since I already had a degree, it only took two years to finish.  I spent the next thirty years as as nurse, the perfect job for me.  It was the best decision that was ever made for me.

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18 thoughts on “Decision to Enter Nursing

  1. Oh My! That wasn’t a decision that was a conversion! ~ Like the lightning bolt that hit St Paul. There was certainly a nurse inside of you that was trying to get out! How wonderful that you found a rewarding and meaningful vocation. That’s what I call winning THE lottery. You are truly blessed, and a great storyteller too!

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  2. Wow that’s an amazing experience! It shows how you were meant to be a nurse how you exclaimed that you were going to nursing school… It’s an inspiration to those searching for their life’s calling…. Follow your heart!

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