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Why I chose to become a nurse – and why I choose to stay

Whether inspired by family, a chance encounter or a childhood dream, nurses reflect on their different routes into the profession and what it brings to their lives

Whether inspired by family, a chance encounter or a childhood dream, nurses reflect on their different routes into the profession and what it brings to their lives

  • A former RCN Nurse of the Year and others working in the NHS and elsewhere share the goals and inspirations that keep them going
  • Nurses explain how they changed careers, defied community stereotypes and followed in family members’ footsteps as they started out in the profession
  • Their stories explore the desire to help and serve and the joy of working in a role that is important to people

What makes someone want to be a nurse – and crucially, what makes them want to stay in

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