Everyone has a story about why they chose to become a nurse. We recently asked our Facebook Fans to share why they embraced nursing in their lives.

The following 10 comments are candid responses from our fans which offer insight into the driving factors that brought them to their calling.

Discover the shared motivations you have with your fellow nurses and add your own in the comments below. READ MORE

You have a mission or a purpose to your life. Maybe you can still remember the excitement you had when you first started nursing school – that feeling like you were going to be able to help people and make a difference. And yet, that sentiment can fade away with the daily pressures of school, work and family responsibilities. READ MORE

We’ve picked our 10 favorite inspirational quotes for nurses. When you face your next obstacle on the job or at school, we hope you’ll think of these and remember why you chose one of the most rewarding and noble professions out there. READ MORE