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A Career in Nursing

Calling or Choice?

Miller, Christine L.

doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000647
Feature: practice/education

ABSTRACT: Is nursing a choice, a vocation, a calling? What is the significance of these terms? Caring remains the underlying foundation of nursing practice that can transform the choice of nursing as a career into a higher calling. Nurses often find life satisfaction in fulfilling God's call to care.

Christine L. Miller, PhD, RN, is the graduate program chair and faculty in the MSN program at Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She enjoys teaching to prepare nurse educators and leaders.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

Accepted by peer-review 11/26/2018.

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