Best of the Village
MSN, RN, WCC, OMS, ONC- Medical Surgical Clinical Nurse Educator
Concord, New Hampshire
Nursing is the hardest job you will ever love. You will have your bad days, mean and awful patients, unsure schedules, and situations you have never been in or been prepared for before. That being said, it is an amazing career choice. You have the power to change people's lives every day. Whether you hold a dying person's hand so they don't die alone, help them wash up so they feel human again, add some humor into an otherwise grim situation, or help them on their way to health again, you are helping people through some of the hardest times in their lives. I consider it a privilege to be able to ease the suffering, pain, and fears of patients. I also love watching them heal, and the joy of knowing that what you did led to this person getting their life back. In addition, nursing opportunities and options are essentially endless. You can bounce around and find what feels like the right fit for you (your clinical time in school will help with this a bit as well), but you are not locked into a specific area once you do become a nurse. I am becoming a nurse educator (finishing my master's right now) so I can share what I love about nursing with people like you, and really show you what a wonderful career it can be. I would definitely recommend doing volunteer work in a hospital and working as a nursing assistant while in school if possible, because it really does help you along the way.