Importance of Earning a Nursing Degree
“Nurses are angels in comfortable shoes”
If you are planning to make a career in medicine, Nursing is the next dream profession only after doctors. No great medical feat can be achieved without the caring and patient services of a nurse. As for a nurse it’s everyday that she touches a life or a life touches her!
Why study nursing?
Nursing is a great paying profession (approximately $36,000-$39,000 to begin with) in demand today. With new hospitals and day care centers opening up around every corner of your community there definitely lay a requirement for educated and skilled nurses. The requirement will never cease as people will always need to be taken care of and there are a hundreds of settings around the country that provide medical facilities. To name a few:
- Community and public health care agencies
- Navy and other military services
- Home care
You should consider becoming a nurse because there is a shortage of nurses, to be precise 300,000 worldwide, and abundance of above institutions, and growing! So job risk is nowhere near in another 30 years. It is a highly feasible job as it takes only two years of training and after that ensures a decent salary and future. Also the job is very flexible as you can work in shifts, with hospitals needing nurses 24/7.
In spite of all the available opportunities there’s one more important aspect to be looked at, to have that attitude and diligence of serving people in their every need and to be ready to work in odd conditions with odd people during odd hours. What helps you deal with any amount of fuss is the right kind of aptitude at the end of the day.
Bachelor of Science in nursing- Four year degree, prepares nurses for professional role with coursework in nursing science, informatics, research and leadership. BSN is offered by Kaplan University, Jacksonville University, and Western Governors University to name a few.
A.S. in Medical Administrative Assisting- Teaches students skills necessary to enter the medical workforce in hospitals, doctor’s offices and other settings mentioned above. Two year degree course offered by Genesee Community College, Ultimate Medical Academy to name a few.
B.A. in Health Care Management- A comprehensive program that prepares you for entry-level employment in the extensive healthcare market where not only knowledge is a must but efficient management skills give you an edge. This two year course opens up rewarding avenues in the field of healthcare. This program is offered by New York University and Jones International University amongst others.
The list continues to accommodate courses like B.S. in Health Services Management, A.S. in Allied Health Science which also find a place amongst other notable degree programs in nursing.
So, nursing can definitely be the right career for you with all the opportunities around and people waiting to be treated with love. As Donna Wilk Cardillo rightly puts it, “When I think about all the patients and their loved ones that I have worked with over the years, I know most of them don’t remember me nor I them. But I do know that I gave a little piece of myself to each of them and they to me and those threads make up the beautiful tapestry in my mind that is my career in nursing”.