In this sometime amusing, sometime challenging journey through fifty years of Nursing, this author presents her favorite memoirs. Beginning as a young sixteen year-old Nurse Aide in the early 1960's, her long walk through Nursing launches in a small town hospital in the south. She moves you through youthful learning experiences, Nurse trainings, personal struggles with choices, and lessons learned in life. Her progression through young adulthood addresses concerns of leaving her own children to care for patients, and all the usual parenting versus career issues young Mothers deal with. Her sometimes joyful, sometimes stressful Nursing world is described from her early education throughout Nursing positions in many settings. Her return to college as a mature woman to achieve further degrees is certainly respectable. Watching a young and naive girl grow into a successful, confident Nurse, with experience in several arenas will delight and entertain you. Anyone who is interested in the field of Nursing must travel this journey with this Nurse. She is now considering retirement, and is in a quandry. Nursing is her life, and walking away is difficult! You will quickly realize "Just Why On Earth Anyone Would Ever Want To Be A Nurse!"