If you didn't already know, or couldn't guess by the title of this blog, I'm a nurse. Why am I a nurse? I wanted to be like my grandma. So much like my grandma that I ended up marrying a farmer too! I think it's why I've always had such a special bond with her. As I was nearing the end of high school and childhood dreams were left behind, just as that - a dream...I had to become serious as to what I wanted to do with my life. I wanted to go to university and I wanted to have a good, steady job. I knew I wanted to work in health care, also encouraged by my grandma. In high school I had my heart set on pharmacy. After acing chemistry 10...and struggling a bit with chem 20, I decided that I had better focus my energies on a different career path! After challenging my grade 12 bio and social studies diplomas to get even better grades, my hard work paid off and I got into nursing.
I actually did my first 2 years of school in a rural program (it was meant to be!) made life-long friends, and then transferred to the University of Alberta to finish my degree. I like that Nursing Week is in May. It always reminds me of my nurse-iversary! I graduated and have been working as an RN for 7 years already! How is this possible?! I was in shock that it was my 10 year high school reunion last year, well 7 years working seems a lot more unreal than 10 years out of high school! I could not imagine myself in another career. Seriously. I don't know what, or who I'd be, if I wasn't a nurse. I'm very proud of it, and absolutely love my job.
I get the best of both worlds, you see. I get to work part time as a nurse in my dream job in ER, and part time as a stay-at-home-mommy. I'm a nurse for the stereotypical reasons, you could say. I love to help people, I love to teach my patients, and I have a very soft spot for the pediatric population. There's many moments where I do not like my job as a nurse, but the good always outweighs the bad.
Here's some funnies I found to celebrate Nurse's Week!
For my ER girls:
And...sorry my children, but it's true!
Happy Nurse's Week to my friends & family who are nurses and to my wonderful blogging friends who also share this profession!