Is it bad to pick nursing just because of the job security and money?

Nursing is not my passion, but I feel like it is a career that I could be content with. My real passion is fitness and health, but there are not that many careers that are in that field. (I mean like good paying careers with security) I'm about to be a sophomore in college so I need to pick a major, So is nursing a bad idea?

Asked By: - 5/29/2012
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Answered By: Debbie - 5/29/2012
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Nursing is a great career and they are becoming high demand. There are lots of options to choose from, traveler who goes to other states as needed, emergency nurse, critical care, pediatrics.. but it take a certain amount of real compassion not to burn out and be one of those nurses who take proper care of you but... More
Answered By: Garnet R - 5/29/2012
Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Nutritionist are all in demand and also becoming a physician's assistant (PA) is in demand and pays well. Becoming a nurse without passion is like being a fish out of water and believe me the patients will know as well as your co-workers and they will not be so nice. Nurses do... More
Answered By: robin hood - 5/29/2012
You should pick something else... because you will not survive. Even those passionate about it, have a hard time... it's something you have to enjoy doing. My opinion - choose something different.
Answered By: Lina - 5/29/2012
A woman in my office was talking with schoolmates who had gone into nursing. They reported burnout. Read Debbie's answer carefully and repeatedly. If you want to go into nursing because you think you can meet the challenges, then ask yourself what happens if you discover that you can't, if you discover you don't... More
Answered By: David Ames - 5/29/2012
If it is not your passion, then working in that field would only be frustrating for you and short-change the patients in your care. Think about it for a moment: Have you ever been in the hospital either as a patient or a visitor and had dealings with a crabby nurse, no matter what day it was or if it was at the... More
Answered By: Peachy1 - 5/29/2012
Go for it Emma. But, like what most of the other contributors mentioned, the going is not easy. Nursing was not my passion as well, but I developed a passion for nursing and I am loving it as well as the money. You can visit my blog for some more motivation.
Answered By: Dolly - 5/30/2012
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