"I was surprised to find that nursing has made me more compassionate as a person. I have always loved the medical aspect of nursing but have grown to love helping people emotionally as well." (RN; 2013)
"I was surprised to find that being a nurse requires a lot of certification such as ANCC, BSN, RN, ABNS and a lot more to be able to do your job effectively you need to undergo such training for its a human life at stake is in your hands when the doctor is not around." (Nurse; 2013)
Registered Nurse In An Endoscopy Unit: "The best part of the job is that we are providing a service to screen people for colorectal cancers. In most cases people pass the test with flying colors and do not need to return for 10 years unless future problems arise. I see different people every day so even though the routine is the same the people are different. The worst part of my job is that on occasion we do diagnose people with tumors that may turn out to be malignant." (2010)
"Compassion Over Salary...
Make sure you are not wanting to be a nurse for the pay. You need to have compassion and the want to help all people." (RN; 2013)
"Get Your BSN At Least...
I would first be sure to go for at least a BSN in nursing, a four-year degree. If you want to continue with your education, some would say to work a little in the field and others would say to get some experience first. This is a personal preference. I would strive to be the best clinical person you can. Book-smart does not necessarily make a good nurse. I would definitely get some hospital experience early on. Go for further training such as ACLS (advanced cardiac life support). It will make you more marketable." (Registered Nurse In An Endoscopy Unit; 2010)