Trying to figure out whether or not you should go to nursing school can be a daunting task for many.

While there is no easy answer to this we’ve set up a fun little quiz plus some key food for thought as you continue to ask yourself if you should go to nursing school.

Should I go to nursing school? You should consider nursing school if serving others in their time of greatest need is something you can see yourself doing.

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About the Quiz

Please note that this quiz is not a guarantee of anything. It doesn’t guarantee you’ll be successful in nursing school or as a nurse.

There are way too many variables involved in deciding whether or not being a nurse is right for you. 

Instead, this quiz and this article are more of a starting point in that discussion.


If you’ve taken the quiz you’ve gotten one of two answers.

Depending on which answer you got it’s possible you’re now feeling discouraged.

I hope that’s not the case because when trying to figure out if you should become a nurse there’s a lot to look at and think about.

For instance one of the questions I asked above has to do with your ability to manage stress. 

While that is an important trait of a good nurse it’s important to note that not all nurses work in high-stress environments.

On the contrary many work in low-stress nursing jobs.

So while many jobs in nursing are stressful you can most definitely find some that aren’t.

Related: 5 Best Jobs for Pre-Nursing Students

Questions From the Should I Become a Nurse Quiz

  1. Do you consider yourself detail-oriented?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. What is your reaction when you see someone vomiting? 
    • I want to throw up myself. 
    • No real reaction it’s just throw-up.
  3. How do you handle stress?
    • Really well. I have a high tolerance for stress and I’m able to remain calm and stay motivated to get things done. 
    • I freeze up in stressful environments. I need the environment to be calm for me to work effectively.
  4. What would your friends say about your communication skills?
    • They would say I’m an excellent communicator and rarely misunderstood.
    • They would say I’m an OK communicator.
    • They would say my communication skills need a lot of work.
  5. What would your friends say about your listening skills?
    • It’s excellent! 
    • It could use some work.
    • It sucks!
  6. Do you like the biological sciences? 
    • Yes
    • No
  7. Which one best describes you?
    • Once I learn something I don’t want to have to keep staying up to date with the latest practice.
    • I enjoy the idea of being a life long learner.
  8. What are your thoughts on teamwork?
    • Teamwork all the way! It takes a village to get it done.
    • Forget teamwork I work best alone.
  9. What are your thoughts on lunch breaks?
    • If I get one, that’s great. If not no big deal.
    • Having a consistent 12pm-1pm lunch break is important to me.
  10. Honestly, why do you want to be a nurse?
    • I want to help others.
    • I’m looking for a job that I can serve others and make a good living doing it. 

Final Thoughts

Hopefully, this quiz gives you some insights as you try to make a decision.

If you have any questions post them in the comment section below.

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