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Michael D.

Salt Lake City, UT

Personal Information

  • Specialty

    Psychiatric Nurse
  • Degree

  • Group

    Student, Men in Nursing

The nursing profession used to be considered mostly a `feminine' career, but that's changing very quickly. Because nursing offers so many opportunities and experiences - not to mention job security and competitive pay - more and more men are joining the profession every day. I originally wanted to be a psychologist because I found psychology interesting and wanted to help people. After assessing the job market and the limits of being a psychologist under the managed care system, I found nursing to be the better alternative. I believe in the saying, Making a living is not the same as making a life, and feel strongly that nursing is the best choice for spiritual and financial fulfillment. And the great thing for me is that I don't have to abandon my interest in psychology, because I plan to practice psychiatric nursing. It's the best of both worlds!

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