Ain’t that the truth!
The decision to study nursing has been a long time coming for myself and after a bit of stumbling and floating I’ve made it.
After leaving high school in year 10 to pursue a trade I always had a desire to work in health sciences but was adamant that I would NEVER go back to school! Now here I am!
When I received my papers qualifying me as a chef, I promptly left the industry only to defer university and end up two steps behind- in hospitality and full of self doubt. It took a year of this to realise that now was the time to follow my dreams.
Only it wasn’t nursing that I studied. I moved 300km from home to pursue a paramedic science degree. One semester in and I loathed it. The students were too ahead of themselves and the content was dry. So it was after a year that I made the tough decision to head home and move to a much smaller campus to start a bachelor of nursing.
I have six weeks until I start my new course and I am undoubtedly becoming more and more excited as time goes on and I research more and more about the profession.
My main reason for pursuing a career in nursing is that I think it is an absolutely amazing and beautiful thing to be allowed into a persons life and the lives of their families in their greatest time of need and vulnerability.
Readers (if I get any haha), why did/ do you want to become a nurse?