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Whats your motivation for being a nurse?

Im a student at cascade job corps I am wanting to further my future nursing medicine nurse

I had a strong desire to take care of people. I felt I was chosen from birth to do this wonderful job. Julie Boyce
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Suzanne’s Answer

Hi Kendal,
What a great way to look at careers: motivation.
Money?
Interest in science?
Helping humanity?
Career stability?
For me, it was simple. I wanted to help other people. Additionally, I wanted to be in a career that offered stability and growth.
Once I started practice, the science became my passion. Being in a career that allowed me to explore the science of nursing and medicine while helping others simultaneously was just the best! I became an oncology nurse and specialized in clinical trials....exploring the newest treatments for cancer.
Now, what is your motivation for looking into nursing and the healthcare field??
I hope this answer is useful!
Sue
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Amber’s Answer

I always knew I wanted to be a nurse. Caring for people came naturally for me and even now it where I love to be. There is more to nursing than bedside nursing. The field of nursing is growing to encompassing education, technology, research, advanced practice, law, and so much more. Nursing can have flexible hours, option to travel, and you can pursue your education or other passion while working as a nurse.
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Anna’s Answer

I always enjoyed helping people and this is what interested me in a career in nursing. As I furthered my studies, I realized I had a lot of patience and compassion. I’m so glad I chose nursing because there are many different types of nursing jobs available and it is a highly respected profession!

Anna, RN, BSN, CCM
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Sana’s Answer

I wish I could tell you I had some inspiring story that made me want to become a nurse, but I don't. I took the practical approach. I made a list of everything I was looking for in a career. Those things included:

1. Helping people/direct care
2. Job security
3. Adequate income
4. Decent job benefits (like PTO, health insurance, and tuition reimbursement)
5. Lateral flexibility (being able to do different things within my field; for example I can be a nephrology nurse, ER nurse, flight nurse, Navy nurse, etc.)

I then looked into a few careers that interested me and nursing checked every box off my list. Nursing has changed my life - I love what I do and I feel good about doing it.
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Jennifer’s Answer

I agree with Dr. Frank. Passion and compassion are important qualities in a nurse. Wanting to help others in their moments of need is a strong motivation to becoming a nurse.

Jennifer recommends the following next steps:

Many different fields to choose from
Quality training and education
Job security and flexibility
Meeting new people
Fair salary
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Carla’s Answer

Helping others in times of need and being a support to families was part of my reason for becoming a nurse. Another motivating factor were the many career options a nursing degree provides.
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Carla’s Answer

Helping others in times of need and being a support to families was part of my reason for becoming a nurse. Another motivating factor we’re the many career options a nursing degree provides.
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Often, one of the things that motivate nurses in their job is their passion in caring for their patients. ... The care that they provide to their patients makes a positive difference in the lives of patients and their families. Additionally, they enjoy their daily routine in dealing with various aspects of patient care.

In addition other reasons to Become a Nurse are:

Accessible, quality training options.

Steady industry growth.

Active, exciting work.

A job that makes a difference.

Professional development opportunities.

Variety of work environments.

Interesting specialties.

Flexible work schedule.
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Carla’s Answer

Helping others in times of need and being a support to families was part of my reason for becoming a nurse. Another motivating factor we’re the many career options a nursing degree provides.
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