Best of the Village
Nutley, New Jersey
Nursing is an excellent career choice if you want to be around people. However, liking people cannot be the only reason. Nursing is a calling, a true passion. Already being a "people person" is a great plus. Nurses encounter all kinds of people everyday, from every walk of life, age and bad people too! From your question, you sound energetic and perhaps bubbly which are all good qualities but remember in Nursing dealing with sick people, not everyone is receptive. A thick skin is a plus. Try volunteering first if you are unsure. You can volunteer in Hospice, Nursing Home, or Hospital. Volunteering is a great way to get a feel for different environments and "try them on for size". I was lucky, I knew that Nursing was my one true calling all of my life. I too love being around people and have taken my share of lumps as not every one of my patients has always wanted to interact. Just the way I learned, you will too through experience and perseverance. In the meantime, start applying to Nursing Schools because there will likely be waiting lists. Good Luck!
This professional recommends the following next steps:
- Apply to Nursing Schools
- Search your heart and find your true passion!