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.

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!


  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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