3 Top Reasons to Go Into Nursing
Jul. 18, 2016
You hear it all the time. Especially around here. Nursing is one of the greatest occupations you, or anyone, can choose. Itâs a profession thatâs always in high demand, and that demand only promises to get higher as baby boomers age.
The rewards also are great personally in that, as a nurse, you get to help people in need feel better. You get to contribute positively to the health of your patients and the community around you.
Those are just the obvious benefits of the profession. Letâs take a brief look at a few more, as told by a couple of our Concorde nursing program directors around the country.
Job availability and professional growth
Are job security and satisfaction things you desire from your next job? Youâre in luck! Job availability and professional growth are two positive aspects of nursing. Whether you are an entry-level Licensed Vocational Nurse
(LVN/LPN) or you are a Registered Nurse (RN) in a leadership role, in nursing there are unique professional and career growth opportunities.
âNursing can catapult individuals into a new and exciting career in health care,â said Sherry Akins, MSN/RN, Director of Nursing at our Concorde campus in Dallas
. âThere is a starting place for each individual desiring to pursue their passion of becoming a nurse.â
Judith Evans, DNP, RN, Nursing Program Director at Concordeâs Orlando, Fla. campus
, said, âThere are many levels of entry into the profession of nursing - Licensed Practical Nurses, Associateâs Degree Nurses and Bachelorâs Degree prepared nurses. Of course, pros and cons of each exist. The goal of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) is to have 80 percent of nurses entering into the profession to be bachelor prepared. However, it is fairly easy for the associateâs degree nurse to complete a transition program from Associateâs of Nursing Degree to Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Master of Science in Nursing.
âEach education level to which a nurse progresses opens new doors of opportunity for upward career mobility.â
Nursing provides flexibility and a variety of workplace opportunities
Becoming a nurse opens a vast array of disciplines, duties, types of patients and environments.
âYou may enjoy working with children, adults, disabled individuals or even in other job areas which include hospitals or clinics such as residential care, assisted living, home health or even in the role of auditing charts or providing administrative oversight,â Akins said.
Nursing offers a way to impact your community and the world in providing humane services to those in need
âFor those who enjoy helping others, nursing is a wonderful career option,â Akins said.
While such traits are truly admirable, Evans cautions that you need to go into your chosen area with eyes wide open.
âThe person needs to realize all that is involved â¦,â she said. âNursing is very rewarding. It is about caring, listening, thinking, organizing and leading. A nurse is able to make a difference in peoplesâ lives. A caring and compassionate nurse is considered as a guardian angel by patients.â
You can become someoneâs guardian angel. Enroll in a Concorde nursing degree program or LPN to RN bridge program today and start making a difference in peoplesâ lives.